George Soros is a man of conviction. This is evident in the way Mr. Soros boldly declares his positions on critical issues as well as his willingness to contribute large sums of his own money to these issues. In recent months Mr. Soros has committed a considerable amount of resources to a number of important issues shaping our nation and the world at large.
Of particular interest to George Soros was the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Mr. Soros has been an acquaintance of Hillary for a quarter of a century and has publicly backed her unsuccessful bid for the United States presidency. Mr. Soros also committed over twenty-five million dollars to Hillary’s campaign. Though disappointed that Hillary was not able to wrestle the presidential election away from Donald Trump Mr. Soros has not stopped fighting.
Mr. Soros and other Hillary supporters recently met in Washington to plan their efforts at a Trump resistance. A main goal of this resistance is to thwart Donald Trump’s professed one hundred day plan. Soros and others at the meeting consider Trump’s plan to be “a terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements and our progressive vision for an equitable and just nation.”
Mr. Soros also contributed two million dollars to defeat Joe Arpaio in his bid for reelection in the race for Maricopa County sheriff in Arizona. This contribution is part of a larger effort on the part of Mr. Soros to fund criminal justice reform throughout the nation. Groups backed by Mr. Soros have also made major contributions in local races for District Attorney in a number of counties across the country. Among these donations are: Over one million dollars in Houston’s Harris county.
George Soros has also been particularly interested in the fate of migrants and refugees throughout the planet. He has personally pledged to give five hundred million dollars in aid to causes concerning migrants and refugees. Mr. Soros has been on record encouraging other investors to aid in this cause with strong words such as, “Our collective failure to develop and implement effective policies to handle the increased flow has contributed greatly to human misery and political instability both in countries people are fleeing and the countries that host them, willingly or not.”
It is Mr. George Soros’ hopes that investors will join him in providing money for businesses and social impact initiatives started by migrants and refugees. Mr. Soros further states, “Although my main concern is to help migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, I will be looking for good investment ideas that will help migrants all over the world.”