George Soros, the guy who bought the Democrat Party at a discount, had an honest reaction to Trump’s win.
George Soros, the billionaire investor and liberal donor, sat in his hotel suite by Lake Zurich this week, lamenting the turn much of the world has taken in recent years: “Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.”
His favored presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost to President Trump, whose “America First” platform runs counter to the globalism Soros embraces. Trump, he said, “is willing to destroy the world.” The European Union, which Soros once hoped would be so successful that he could end his charitable work in the region, is contending with the impending loss of Britain and a rise of anti-immigrant sentiment. And Soros himself has emerged as a political target in elections from Hungary to California, where his donations have been used as a cudgel against the causes he supports.
That’s almost as good as the Ben Rhodes video. I’m surprised Rhodes hasn’t gone to work for Soros yet. They seem made for each other.
But rather than recede from public life in his twilight years, Soros has decided to push even harder for his agenda, he told The Washington Post in a rare interview.
Reevaluating your life choices is not the typical behavior of megalomaniacs.
He acknowledged that he did not see Trump’s election coming. “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble,” he said.
But there’s always impeachment.
What I said was that if there’s bipartisan support for it, then I would favor impeaching him because he is endangering the United States and the world . . . even at the cost that this would make Pence the president, who is much more competent in representing the far right.
At least Soros, unlike much of his #resistance, is capable of evaluating risk.
“Because as a narcissist he is perfectly willing to destroy the world in order to maintain his narcissism, because he wants everything to revolve around him.”
That’s Soros talking about Trump. If you didn’t know better, you might think Soros had a moment of self-awareness. But no such luck.
On his relationship with Trump:
“We used to have dinner. I had no idea he had political ambitions . . . but I didn’t like his behavior as a businessman. He asked me once to be the lead tenant in one of his buildings. He said “name your price.” He said “I want you as the lead tenant, and you can say how much you are willing to pay.” I told him I can’t afford it. It has nothing to do with clients. It is my reputation.”
What reputation? Soros is probably the world’s most single hated billionaire. If he invested all his money into radioactive sewage, he would have a better reputation than he does now.