George Soros is a billionaire hedge fund manager who has used his immense financial success to fight for progressive causes. Soros came to the United States after years as a migrant in Europe. He fled his home of Hungary in 1946 following the end of World War II and the growth of the Soviet Union. His experience living under Nazism and Soviet communism have led Soros towards the causes of justice for the most vulnerable and a free and prosperous society. Soros has regularly supported Democratic nominees and opposed politicians he considers harmful for American society. This is no different following the election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
Soros strongly opposes Trump’s stance on immigration. In an article for Forbes, Antoine Gara outlines some of the finer points of Soros’ criticisms. Soros’ own experiences as an immigrant makes him a logical opponent to politicians that take a hard line against immigration. In Soros’ eyes the attitude of Trump and other politicians creates the circumstances necessary for the growth of groups like ISIS. Soros points to the wars in Syria and Iraq as justification from immigration and, following closed doors he believes that migrants will turn to more extreme actions.
His criticism of American politics extended past policies on immigration. Soros also criticized Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve. Soros can be viewed as particularly partisan with his steadfast support of Democrats and constant opposition to Republicans but Yellen was sworn in under President Barack Obama. George Soros claims that Yellen’s policies have been damaging to the market. He opposes her policy of quantitative easing, a policy that Yellen has pursued. Gara suggests that regardless of Soros’ highly politicized nature, his opinions on the economy must be respected given his proven business acumen.
Visit his profile on twitter.com.