As a highly wealthy man, George Soros felt it was up to him to look out for the interests of the public. The best way to do this, he felt was by promoting policies that catered to the masses. Having accumulated his wealth through risky currency trading, he has quietly emerged as a leading source of funding for the Democratic Party politicians.
Mr. Soros has donated more than $25 million to boost the Democrats campaign because he believes Trump will not be a suitable president. Soros had also planned to attend the first ever Democratic convention, but was unable to because he had to follow up on some personal businesses. Clinton and Soros have a 25- year relationship. Despite having funded previous Democratic election bids, this would have been the first time for him to attend a convention.
He canceled the plans due to the economic situation in Europe, which he wanted to watch keenly. Soros has recently returned to trading. Soros who in recent years had not been politically engaged seems to paying more attention to the political scene. His motivation comes from a combination of faith in Clinton and fear of the GOP rival and his policies. His political adviser says his boss has been a consistent donor to Democratic causes. He, however, feels that this year the stakes are higher.
The higher stakes are because of the hostility toward many of the issues Soros cares about and has worked to support. These are issues that affect a big number of Americans such as immigration reforms, criminal justice, and religious tolerance. In a country that was founded through championing for freedom of expression, it is a sad situation to see the things happening today.
His willingness to donate to the Democratic candidates to beat Trump had been considered a good sign for Clinton. His ability to catalyze other wealthy activists more than any other donor on the left is very important to the entire campaign. Soros has always been a champion for civil rights and the belief of people participating in the government. During the Ferguson riots, he was the solitary man in the financial center of protest movement. He spurred the protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the US. Soros donated at least $33 million in a single year to support already established groups.
This link between Mr. Soros and the activist groups paved the way to a protest movement that transformed a single day criminal event to a national event. To live in a just, inclusive, democratic society, people must participate in government. The Open Society Foundation is an organization, established by Mr. Soros, and has been donating indiscriminately to these groups since the early 90’s.
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