Insiders close to the inner circle of George Soros have recently been explaining the reasons why the billionaire hedge fund manager has returned to political giving at a time when the U.S. political climate has become extremely fractured. Soros has been seeking to bring a large amount of support for his opposition to President Donald Trump in the wake of the election victory of the former real estate mogul; never one to shy away from dangerous rhetoric, Soros explained his leadership role as a major donor to the Democratic Party in the U.S. has been focused on finding ways of blocking the right leaning policies instituted by the new Administration. In fairness, George Soros has been looking to battle the Trump Administration since the candidacy of the New Yorker was unveiled and followed by a large amount of racially charged rhetoric in 2016.
Although he has yet to compare the ideas and policies of President Trump directly to the Nazi’s he lived under the rule of during World War II, George Soros has continued to accuse both candidate and President Trump of not understanding the problem of global terrorism. Soros has set out to develop his own opposition movement which hit its most significant chord with the $25 million in funding provided for the campaign of Hillary Clinton for The White House in 2016. Not content with simply backing Clinton, a series of multimillion dollar donations were also made by Soros to Super PAC’s backing the former First Lady, including a $7 million donation to the Priorities USA Super PAC, according to Politico. The support given to Hillary Clinton was not solely a result of the antipathy held by Soros toward President Trump but was also an issue of Soros fulfilling his wish for Clinton to become the first female U.S. President.
Soros has backed many different causes as the head of the philanthropic network, The Open Society Foundations, which he established in the 1980s as a way of aiding those stranded in parts of Eastern Europe under Soviet control. In the U.S., George Soros is also known for his support of a range of causes, including the need for greater levels of equality within society and equal pay for all genders in the business world. Backing Clinton as the first female Presidential candidate was a single step on a road including the appointment of Dawn Fitzpatrick as the Chief Investment Officer at Soros Fund Management. One of the most respected figures in global finance, Fitzpatrick works directly alongside Soros to fulfill the existing and future works of the hedge fund.