It is safe to say the majority of Democrat’s were left shocked and dismayed by the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle, none more so than major financial donor and philanthropist George Soros. The Hungarian born former refugee had already shocked many with a major return to political donating in 2016 after sitting out the majority of the 2012 election campaign after breaking records in 2004 with a $27 million series of donation to the campaign of Democrat John Kerry; Soros provided funding in 2016 for Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and the Super PAC’s supporting her.
George Soros made his donations after being given unprecedented access to Clinton and her team as they formed policy in the run up to the 2016 election cycle after returning to the heart of the Clinton campaign and continuing their 25 year friendship. The man who made his name after taking a series of risky gambles over the next moves for the foreign financial markets has been working to develop the best ways of bringing liberal causes to the lives of as many people as possible;
After providing around $25 million in campaign funds for Democrat nominee Clinton and a number of other liberal leaning candidates in the 2016 election cycle the victory of Republican maverick Donald Trump has been difficult for Soros and many of his fellow political donors. Soros had provided funding for a number of Super PAC’s supporting former Secretary of State Clinton, including the Priorities USA group that looked to focus much of the funding provided for Clinton on winning both the White House and U.S. Congress.
Despite the loss of the Presidential election by former First Lady Clinton, George Soros has looked to dive straight back into U.S. politics by attending a major meeting of some of the most influential donors in the Democratic Party. The Washington D.C. event for the Democracy Alliance group of donors did not include Soros on the list of original attendees or speakers, but now includes the Holocaust survivor taking part in a conversation with George Soros on the final morning of the three day event. Sources close to Soros believe he will look to the future by exploring how the Democrat’s can begin their return to power as early as the 2017 and 2018 election cycle; the meeting will also see the role groups like the Democracy Alliance play in modern politics and how they are viewed by people across the U.S.