Kirsters Baish| This week, multibillionaire George Soros complained to the Washington Post that nothing has been going the way he had hoped it would in terms of American politics.
During a recent interview in Zurich, Switzerland, the billionaire investor, who has provided millions of dollars to a plethora of liberal organizations, summarized how he is feeling about his personal efforts by claiming, “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.”
It all started with the 2016 presidential election, when it was announced that Donald Trump had beat out Hillary Clinton, despite Soros’ massive effort to funnel money into Clinton’s campaign.
Soros saw more defeat this past week when his favored candidates were beat out in multiple California elections, as reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
It was reported by the Sacramento Bee that Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert stated on Tuesday after take down Soros’ chosen candidate, Noah Phillips, “You can’t buy an election in the county of Sacramento.”
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While Soros was being interviewed by the Washington Post, he explained that the 2016 election results left him in shock.
The Post reports that Soros claimed, “Frankly, surprised, so, apparently, I was living in my own bubble.”
Soros stated that Clinton would have been a good president, but he went on to claim that she had failed doing her job as a candidate.
“She was not good as a campaigner because she was too much like a schoolmarm. Talking down to people … instead of listening to them. … Bill Clinton was the opposite. He was a wonderful listener who genuinely loved to talk to people and enjoyed campaigning,” he stated.
The billionaire wasn’t shy about bashing President Trump, either, essentially calling the POTUS a narcissist.
Soros claimed, “He didn’t believe he would actually get elected. And the fact that he has succeeded has really changed him, and he now kind of considers himself all-powerful. He was kept under control by his minders, the generals, but he got rid of most of them, there’s only one that is left, and he has now got people who are his servants, so it is a very dangerous situation, and I’m very happy that he chose North Korea as the only country that he wants to get closer to. … I’m greatly relieved because I really believe there is a danger to the end of our civilization.”
He went on to claim that President Trump’s blunt nature concerns him.
“He is fighting a trade war, which is liable to cause financial disruptions and possibly a financial crisis, and he is also ready to fight real wars, particularly in the Middle East. He might be willing to attack Iran militarily, which would be a big danger. I didn’t like his behavior as a businessman.”
Soros has been extremely open about where his support came in during the California elections, but he is a little more guarded when it comes to the 2020 presidential election.
“I refuse to get involved in the presidential elections because they will divide the Democratic Party. And there’s no presidential election in 2018, and the party needs to be united,” Soros stated. “I think there are many qualified candidates, and I think also that some will distinguish themselves in the 2018 elections that will give them more chances.”
Western Journal reports:
Soros said there is one Democrat with presidential ambitions he will never support — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. He blamed the New York Democrat for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota over sexual harassment allegations. Soros said it was done “to improve her chances.”
During the interview, he was asked about his religious beliefs.
“I am an agnostic. … I am definitely the son of two Jewish parents and four Jewish grandparents, so I am Jewish by descent. I’m not a practicing Jew. But I am definitely a Jew,” he said.
“I’m sure that I don’t believe in God as it is described in the Jewish — in the Old and New Testaments. … I believe that man created God in his own image, whereas the Bible says God created man in his own image,” Soros said.