The 2016 U.S. Presidential election campaign season saw George Soros return to the political stage in a major way as he took the role of one of the main supporters of the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Soros found himself at the forefront of the campaigning season after feeling the potential election of Donald Trump as President of the U.S. and the leader of the free world would have a devastating effect on the security of the planet; Politico reports Soros had been expressing his concern over a potential Presidential run by Trump for a number of months as he feared the right wing advisors and experts surrounding Trump would lead him down a dangerous path for the U.S. and world as a whole. One of the most trusted aides to George Soros, Michael Vachon spoke to Politico and explained the hedge fund management legend had always been a major political follower and donor, but he had made the decision to step up his financial giving to Democrat’s as he feared the rise of Trump would see the U.S. abandon its liberal principles. Learn more on Biography about George
Not only does George Soros use the personal fortune rated by Forbes at over $25 billion to back political campaigns by left leaning individuals and groups at all levels, but he is also a major donor to philanthropic causes he believes reflect his own personal values and beliefs. Soros has made it his mission to push forward a left wing agenda he feels will provide a much fairer world for all to alive in and enjoy on a regular basis; George Soros has used his Open Society Foundations charitable group to work towards bringing democracy to the world in areas where he feels tyrannical rulers are denying their citizens the basic human rights we should all have protected at all times.
The Open Society Foundations is named for a philosophical theory introduced to Soros by his teacher and mentor Karl Popper, the philosopher first came across Soros in classes at the London School of Economics and encouraged his desire to learn about a society where borders were open and the need of the many was placed above the benefit of the few. This theory has remained a part of the world of George Soros throughout his life and informed the decision of the man many claim broke the Bank of England in 1992 to miss the Democratic National Convention in 2016 where he was supposed to be a guest of Hillary Clinton as she accepted the Presidential nomination for the party. Instead, George Soros chose to spend his time working on the Syrian refugee crisis affecting the European Union, a political and social group Soros believes provides a great example of how an open society can prosper in the real world.
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