A brilliant investor and world renowned philanthropist, George Soros has already left his mark on the world. Soros could have happily retired with his wealth squirreled away and never worked another day in his life, but that just isn’t how he was raised or how his life experiences shaped him. Instead of happily standing behind his massive wealth George Soros has spent his entire life focused on bringing about equitable changes wherever he can render them. Soros is a devout progressive who has spent his career trying to bring democracy, equality, social justice and more to people who are in desperate need. From Apartheid era Africa to the streets of Ferguson or the Roma people in Europe, Soros has been there. Now, George Soros is coming to the aid of America as it prepares itself for the presidency of Donald Trump.
The election campaign of Donald Trump was unlike anything anyone had ever seen — in America. Trump rose to the top of the GOPs basket of deplorables by displaying the most hateful and divisive rhetoric of them all. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton saw early on how damaging his presidency would be and so she doubled down to try and defeat him. George Soros and his political adviser, Michael Vachon, watched from the sidelines until they realized that they had to get involved. Donald Trump, Michael Vachon admits, stood for the opposite of everything that George Soros spent his entire life working toward. So, Soros got out of his hiatus and rose to oppose Donald Trump.
In order to keep progressive candidates competitive George Soros jumped in and donated to political action committees that were for his progressive choices of candidates. Soros would spend a cool $25 million along the way, all in PAC donations, as he sought to even out the spending between the GOP mega donors and the lack thereof for progressives. Soros donated to several key PACs according to the FEC. Soros gave $7 million to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Clinton PAC. He also gave $5 million to Immigrant Voters Win and another $5 million to the Voting Rights Trust.
Soros focus is pretty clear when you look at the PACs that he was supporting.The last time that George Soros was this active in politics the year was 2004 and he was backing John Kerry against George Bush. Soros was spurned into action due to his disgust over the Iraq War as well as how the Bush administration was operating. Soros was right to be disgusted, as history shows, but Kerry was ultimately not successful. Soros will continue to stand and oppose the disastrous policies put forth by Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP.