The Return Of George Soros To U.S. Politics Marks The End Of The Obama Era
In the early days of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election cycle, George Soros seemed to have found his champion in the form of the first African-American President Barrack Obama. Soros joined many of his fellow Democrat supporters in throwing his support behind Obama instead of the more experienced Hillary Clinton; before the 2008 election was completed, Soros had already distanced himself from the candidacy of Obama as he felt let down by the policy decisions being made by those around the President who had backed away from the liberal agenda initially backed by Soros. Shockingly, the founder of Soros Fund Management who Forbes states ha obtained a personal fortune of more than $25 billion was sidelined during the 2008 election season despite providing more than $27 million for the campaign of John Kerry for President in the 2004 election.
In 2016, Soros returned to the political giving landscape with his support of Hillary Clinton for President as he had rebuilt his relationship with the former First Lady and become a major contributor to her campaign in financial and policy terms. Key allies of Soros explained to Politico the Hungarian born founder of the Open Society Foundations had never met with President Barrack Obama because of their disagreements over policy and the agenda being pursued by the Administration between 2008 and 2016. Backing Hillary Clinton with a reported $25 million in funding has been seen by many as a combination of the three-decade long political friendship the two share and a show of defiance targeted at the outgoing Democratic President. Emails reported by Politico show those in key positions of power in the Democratic Party understood Soros was not happy with the choice of Obama in 2008 and admitted his own mistake after the election of the President for a second term in The White House.
Alongside the support given to Clinton during the 2016 election campaign, George Soros believes a political change must soon come and fought to avoid this change leading to the election of the right-wing sympathizing Donald Trump. One of the key points of concern for George Soros during the 2016 election campaign was the ability of the U.S. to effectively fight terrorism across the planet; Soros believes the racial rhetoric of the Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would cause concern around the world. The calls from George Soros for President Donald Trump to change his approach to global terrorism and other issues have continued for George Soros as he believes the Administration created by Donald Trump is threatening the security of the entire world; Soros has been using the Democracy Alliance group he created in 2005 to find ways of fighting the agenda of Trump throughout his Presidential term.