George Soros Shares His Thoughts On Donald Trump And The Future Of Democracy


Posted by omeditors | Posted in US Politics | Posted on 06-02-2017

The world’s political atmosphere is tumultuous, at its best, right now. First came the United Kingdom’s unprecedented decision to exit the European Union. Then Donald Trump was elected to serve as the 45th president of the United States of America.

Brexit on Politico caused stock and currency markets all over the world to plummet, the pound to drop to its lowest value in more than 30 years, and American corporations to consider leaving London. Meanwhile, in the United States, Donald Trump was making a mockery of the electoral process, encouraging misplaced hate, and relying on fear mongering to further divide a nation.

In a recent essay, George Soros shared his fears for the future of democracy and the European Union. The 86-year-old Holocaust survivor was quick to point out the fact that one world leader, Vladimir Putin, played an active role in influencing both the U.S. election and the Brexit vote on Forbes. Russian President Putin is a direct threat to the open societies that George Soros has spent his life trying to protect.

The United States is resilient and democracy will prevail in the end. Unfortunately, while the world’s leading democracy is distracted by President Trump’s unqualified cabinet on, unconstitutional policies, and social media outbursts open societies in the rest of the world will suffer. The fate of the European Union is weighing heavily on George Soros’s mind. If President Putin continues to gain momentum in Europe, he’ll achieve dominance over the continent, and the damage will be irrevocable.

In another recent essay, George Soros called Donald Trump a con man that will fail. Soros shares a popular theory that Trump never intended to win the election, he simply wanted to prove his prowess as a business man, and to further his brand. President Trump is now expected to influence business regulations to favor his personal business interests. Soros considers Trump to be a volatile, unpredictable would-be dictator.

George Soros is a Hungarian-born hedge fund manager who has donated more than $12 billion to charities around the world. Witnessing the horrors brought on by the Nazi regime first hand has clearly shaped the philanthropist that Soros became. He focuses his generosity on organizations that support social justice, freedom of expression, and open governments.

In 1993 George Soros founded the Open Society Foundation. The foundation has since spent nearly $3 billion defending the rights of women, minorities, and members of the LGBT community. The open Society Foundation has also spent billions of dollars on education, criminal justice reform, developing democracy in Europe and the former Soviet Union, immigration, public health issues, and equal rights.

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