For the majority of Democrat’s the 2016 U.S. Presidential election saw the end of an era as many liberals are now looking to regroup for the future after the victory of Republican Donald Trump. George Soros may have been as shocked as the majority around the world by the Trump victory on opensocietyfoundations.org, but the man who was among the first to identify the role played in the Syrian refugee crisis by Russia is now leading the fight against Trump and the growing power of the Republican party as he looks to help plan for the future of the Democratic party.
George Soros has been a major figure for Democrat’s who have looked to him for financial donations and political leadership for more than a decade since he spent a large amount of money attempting to aid the 2004 election of John Kerry over President George W. Bush. In his work as a political leader George Soros has often drawn on his own refugee and wartime experiences in the 1940s and 50s when he escaped the Holocaust and Communist tyranny as he embarked upon a record breaking career as a hedge fund manager. George Soros is one of the world’s best respected and successful hedge fund managers who is perhaps best known for identifying the devaluation of the British Pound in the early 1990s and making more than $1 billion in a single day.
Over the course of the 2016 election cycle George Soros developed links to a number of Super PAC’s and Democrat supporting groups in his bid to aid in the election of Hillary Clinton; Soros was courted by a number of Super PAC’s during 2015 and 2016 as he was reported to have once again become politically engaged after viewing the events that led to the 2016 European refugee crisis on Investopedia. Along with the $15 million George Soros provided in funding for the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the graduate of the London School of Economics also provided $10 million for Super PAC’s such as the Priorities USA group who received around $7 million during the election campaign from the founder of the Open Societies Foundation.
Democrat’s have looked to George Soros throughout the 21st century to provide more than just financial backing as his political knowledge and leadership have become increasingly important; in the 2016 election campaign on Forbes Soros was seen as being a major fund raiser as many wealthy donors joined him in providing funding for Clinton based on the hedge fund manager’s reputation. During a three day event for the Democracy Alliance George Soros helped to found, the battle to halt the agenda of the Trump Administration was discussed and plans were made with the aid of a discussion with George Soros on the final morning of the three day event. Soros has been a major part of the Democratic party for a number of years and is examining every aspect of the 2016 election in his own bid to make sure the party returns to a position as power beginning with the 2017 and 2018 state level elections.