George Soros has been a major influence on U.S. and global politics for a number of decades and has spent a large amount of his career as one of the most successful hedge fund managers in history looking to help people have access to democracy. Following the election of U.S. President Donald Trump in 2016 Soros has looked to warn the world about what he sees as the dangers of a Trump Administration; as a leading democracy based philanthropist George Soros has developed his own Open Societies Foundation that looks to educate and promote the human rights of people across the globe.
Understanding why George Soros feels so strongly about the election of Donald Trump it is important to take a look back at the life of this Hungarian born U.S. citizen who has lived under some of the best known totalitarian regimes of history. Born in Hungary, George Soros explains his entire outlook on life was formed when German Nazi’s occupied his home country during World War II, during which time Soros himself was only saved from the Holocaust by the forward thinking of his father. Before taking his own refugee journey that would see him become one of the world’s best known financial experts George Soros spent some time living under communist rule in Hungary before making his way to London and later New York.
The world view of George Soros may have been formed by the restrictive governments he lived under as a young person, but the London based philosopher Karl Popper played an important role in making sure the different ideologies and global outlook on Politico was formed in an educated and understandable way. In his philanthropic work George Soros has faced many different world leaders who have acted as dictators and tyrants through the Open Societies Foundations which have looked to develop the democratic policies of citizens of Russia, South Africa, and many other areas of the world.
The concern George Soros has over the Presidency of Donald Trump is linked to his view that the newly installed President of the United States was not expecting to win the election and has not formed his policy outlook on Biography successfully prior to arriving in the world’s most powerful position. The 86 year old hedge fund manager has described Trump as a conman, imposter and “would-be dictator”, Soros himself stated at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Snopes that he would not be working with the Trump Administration to enhance business in the U.S. In fact, Soros believes the Chinese business model around the world will be enhanced as the reputation of the U.S. will be damaged around the world as the dictatorial view of Donald Trump will continue to rise.
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