George Soros admits that he never saw President Trump coming. On top of that, the billionaire donor did not expect his liberal agenda to be losing to Trump’s agenda either.
“Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” he told the Washington Post in a piece published Saturday.
Soros pushed for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s victory, big liberal wins in California’s recent Super Tuesday election, and the success of the European Union. But instead, it’s been loss after loss for Soros in the era of Trump.
Despite numerous projections that she would win by a landslide, Clinton was soundly defeated in the electoral race. A blue wave in California fizzled into a mere splash with results that Soros described as feeling like he “ran into a brick wall.” As for the European Union, a retaliation some have blamed on Trump transformed into the Brexit push for Britain to leave the EU altogether.
“Apparently, I was living in my own bubble,” Soros admitted when it came to not foreseeing the wave of Trump’s political success.
The activist donor has been widely criticized by conservatives for his heavy funding of liberal causes, pushing for abortion, government-controlled media, and one-world government, according to Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center.
His past writings reveal his desire for a radically transformed world that puts traditions, national sovereignty, religion, and family values into the back seat. His financial power to push the U.S. and other countries in that direction has helped give him the reputation of being a grand puppet master.
In the face of these losses, though, is Soros ready to lay aside his efforts to fight Trump and change the world? No.
“The bigger the danger, the bigger the threat, the more I feel engaged to confront it,” he said, adding that he’s going to redouble his efforts now.