In 2016, George Soros the billionaire re-emerged after scaling back on giving since 2004. After supporting the unseating of George W. Bush, he was missing in action for a while. Resurfacing as a huge democratic supporter and a leading boogeyman in conservatives, Soros was on the forefront of supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign against Donald Trump. Soros made a relatively huge contribution towards Hillary’s support for president. The amount that totaled to approximately over $ 25 million was set aside to not only boost her campaign but the democratic candidates as well.
The federal commission indicated that this amount catered for the entire team under Hillary’s umbrella including operatives. According to his associates, Soros had amassed wealth of approximately $ 24. 9 billion through his business ventures and was planning to donate more money towards the campaign. For a 85 –year- old Hungarian who gained U.S. citizenship after years of struggling under the Nazi Regime, Soros had been supportive of political reforms.
Soros friendship with Hillary was admirable to the point of contemplating being part of her democratic convention presidential event on Thursday. His associate however pointed out to the fact that Soros had travelled on business under the circumstances that the European economic market was facing. Being an investor and entrepreneur, Soros holds some significant positions in the world’s economic forums. Recently, he re-emerged in the active world of trading with the main purpose of supporting positive strategies that work together for the common citizen in America.
Nevertheless, some of the closest people to Soros are of the opinion that he is more politically active compared to the past years. More motivated too, his associated cited that Soros was hopeful of Hillary’s ability to clinch the seat come the general elections. To him, Hillary had the best interest for Americans. Combined with a clean track record of performance over the past years, Soros believed that Hillary was on the right track. He further accused Trump of his support for the ISIS who stoked fear in people.
In Michael Vachon’s words, Soros had been an active as well as a consistent donor for political causes. Being a democrat, he holds the belief of free and fair elections coupled with successful political strategies that contribute to better lives in America. Soros re-emergence to support Hillary was a clear indication of his support for healthy and economic standards of living. Vachon is Soros’ political advisor. He also stated that Soros did not believe in Trump’s ability to lead Americans because most of the policies he vouched for went against humanity. By June, Soros has parted with about $7 million. These funds were channeled towards the PAC that supported Clinton. Among the groups that gained from the funds were USA Action and FEC filings. Soros was a leading donor in Hillary’s campaign. His input played a fundamental role in her race to Whitehouse.