George Soros’ decision to contribute to the democratic camp was greeted with a lot of optimism. Soros last contribution to the democratic campaign was in the 2004 elections where George Bush won a second term in office. In that particular campaign, he had contributed $ 27 million. Soros then went back to the business world on theatlantic.com when Kerry lost only to reemerge to back his good friend Hillary Clinton.
Soros’ Clinton Support
Soros, an 85 year old billionaire of Hungarian roots, is a close friend of the Clintons and his reappearance to sponsor Hillary was not much of a surprise. George Soros donated around $25 million in an effort to revitalize the democrats’ campaign for the Oval Office and other key state leadership positions. Although he was expected to attend Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention, he was caught up in pressing business engagements.
Many have said that apart from his close friendship with the Clinton’s, Soros was motivated by issues such as immigration, the justice system and religious tolerance, which he feels are not well represented by a Republican Presidency. George Soros’ contribution to the Clinton campaign was followed by other generous contributions such as Tom Steyer’s $31 million, Haim Saban’s $11.1 million, Fred Eychaner’s $11.1 million and Don Sussman’s $13.2 million.
Now that the democrats have lost to president elect Donald Trump, the billionaire supporters in the Clinton camp and the main Democratic Leadership on Biography are meeting to strategize on the way forward. This meeting is convened when Liberals are reevaluating their participation and approach to elections in particular and American Politics in general. This meeting, courtesy of the Democratic Donor Club, includes personalities like Soros, Elizabeth Warren, the Democrats house leader Nancy Pelosi and Keith Ellison among others.
The meeting is of people who are uncomfortable with a Trump presidency, which they believe would erode all the strides made by Obama. They hope to thwart Donald’s 100 day plan and in so doing preserve the democrats gains under the presidency of Obama. The role of the Democratic Alliance at https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros, which is responsible for the coordination of funding, is also part of the agenda at the meeting.