The role of George Soros in American politics is not hidden. In fact, he has a strong influence on many political activities including presidential campaigns. Soros along with many rich Liberals spent millions of dollars to support Hillary in the presidential elections. After the unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton, George Soros has already started working on his plans on Snopes. On November 2016, the Democracy Alliance donor club kicked off a conference in Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington. Many influential personalities like Senator Elizabeth Warren, co-Chairman of Congressional Progressive Caucus Keith Ellison, Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi, and leaders of liberal groups and leading unions attended the conference on nytimes.com. It is the first ever major gathering of liberals after Trump’s victory. They plan to give Trump a very tough time from the beginning.
The attendees assessed the role of Democracy Alliance in politics. The beneficiary groups and donors of the alliance have been shaping institutions and organizations on opensocietyfoundations.org to support Hillary Clinton. Their main approach was to use women and minorities in the American electorate which would get Democrats the victory in elections. Unfortunately, the strategy did not work in the presidential elections, and Trump used white work-class as his strength. Moreover, the policy of beneficiary groups of DA to use money in politics and issue of climate change was not as effective as expected. It was George Soros who launched the Democracy Alliance after the elections in 2004. At that time, Soros and other mega-donors spent tens of millions of dollars to boost John Kerry’s presidential campaign; however, he lost it to George W. Bush. The donors created many think tanks and advocacy groups that were not a part of the Democratic Party, but they were working for its interests. Their job was to defend Democrats against the attack from the rightists and at the same time, push Democratic politicians to the left.
Besides Soros, there are more than hundred members of the DA which include leaders of liberal foundations, labor unions, and titans like Donald Sussman and Tom Steyer. Each member of the group is paying more than two-hundred-thousand dollars a year in the form of donations to recommended groups. They also pay thirty-thousand dollars a year for meetings, entertainment, catered meals and DA staff. Since 2005, DA has donated up to five-hundred million dollars to various groups that act as pillars of the left. It includes organizations which are run by the allies of Hillary Clinton such as Catalist, Center for American Progress and Media Matters. George Soros donated twenty-five million dollars in 2016 to boost Democratic candidates and Hillary Clinton.
George Soros does not always attend formal proceedings and meetings of the Democracy Alliance. However, his appearance at the November 2016 conference of the Alliance shows his commitment to invest against President Trump. George Soros lived through the horrific experience of Soviet Communism and Holocaust during his early life in Hungary. The miseries he went through during Communism and Nazism made him to devote his foundations to protect open societies in different parts of the world which now includes the United States.