Like many Americans, George Soros is not happy with the election of Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the country. But unlike the rest of us, the billionaire philanthropist and political activist has a plan to resist Trump.
Soros recently met with other large donors in a gathering at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C. along with high-level Democratic politicians on Politico. Also in attendance were Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, and Keith Ellison.
According to reports, the gathering was a strategy session on Time.com in which Soros and others were to put together a plan to resist a Trump presidency from day one. Specifically, they are attempting to thwart Trump’s first 100 Day plan. This plan is seen as a “terrifying assault” on the legacy of president Barack Obama.
George Soros has been a longtime supporter of Democratic policies and candidates. He enthusiastically backed Hillary Clinton in her run against Trump in the most recent election.
According to FEC reports, Soros had donated over $25 million dollars to Clinton’s campaign and to Super PACs that supported her. Her shocking defeat at the hands of Donald Trump has caused many Democratic strategist on project-syndicate.org and donors to take a step back and reconsider their next move.
The meeting in Washington was organized by the Democratic Alliance donor club. This influential organization at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/11/20/wake-up-europe/ has long been an influence in liberal politics. However, after the defeat of Clinton many in the Democratic Party are crying out for a change in strategy.
Enter George Soros.
With his vast wealth and progressive ideas, Soros is in a unique position to influence the direction of not only the Democratic Party but the progressive movement as well.
One of Soros’ major victories this election cycle was the defeat of controversial Maricopa County (AZ) sheriff Joe Arpaio. He donated $2 million to the Maricopa Strong Super PAC. That amount was the single largest contribution to a local race this election season.
With the election of Paul Penzone as sheriff, Soros has struck a blow against the rampant discriminatory actions of Arpaio. The former sheriff has been charged with contempt of court by federal prosecutors for continuing his discriminatory policing policies.
Along with his political contributions, George Soros continues to fight for human rights and freedom around the world through his Open Society Foundations. The organization continues to work to build free societies and hold governments accountable for their actions.
Through the organization, Soros has become one of the world’s most prolific philanthropists. To date, he has given away more than $12 billion of his fortune to charitable groups all over the world. Through political action and charitable contributions, George Soros will continue to fight for freedom and democracy around the globe.