Soros Calls Obama His 'Greatest Disappointment,' Says He Doesn't 'Particularly' Want To Be A Democrat
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Soros Calls Obama His ‘Greatest Disappointment,’ Says He Doesn’t ‘Particularly’ Want To Be A Democrat

In the 2016 presidential election, New York billionaire George Soros dropped $25 million to back Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

That didn’t work out so well.

Soros, one of the biggest Dem donors in the last two decades, also backed Barack Obama in 2008.

Now, he’s not so happy with that decision.

Soros, 87, said in a New York Times article published Tuesday that Obama was his “greatest disappointment.”

But he immediately walked back the diss a bit — after an aide prompted him to do so.

Prompted by an aide, he immediately qualified himself, saying that he hadn’t been disappointed by Obama’s presidency but felt let down on a professional level. While he had no desire for a formal role in the administration, he had hoped that Obama would seek his counsel, especially on financial and economic matters. Instead, he was frozen out.

After Obama was elected, “he closed the door on me,” Soros said. “He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes.” He suggested that he had fallen victim to an Obama personality trait. “He was someone who was known from the time when he was competing for the editorship of The Harvard Law Review to take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents,” Soros said.

Soros, wouldn’t say whom he’s backing in 2020, but he did say, “I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat.” Now, the uber-liberal is calling for more bipartisanship.

Asked if he would support Bernie Sanders if the Vermont senator won the Democratic nomination in 2020, Soros said it was too soon to say. He expressed displeasure with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, another possible candidate, over her role in ousting Al Franken from Congress: “She was using #MeToo to promote herself.”

He said his main goal as a political activist was to see a return to bipartisanship, a surprising claim in light of his lavish support for the Democrats. It was the extremism of the Republican Party that had prompted him to become a major Democratic donor, he said; he wanted the Republican Party to reform itself into a more moderate party. He said he was not especially partisan himself: “I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat.”

He spoke of his respect for John McCain. He even said he would be inclined to give financial support to moderate Republicans like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, although he quickly walked back that comment: “I shouldn’t say that. That would hurt them.” And while the Republicans had made bipartisanship impossible, he didn’t want to see the Democrats become more ideologically rigid and confrontational.

Soros also said, “I’m opposed to the extreme left,” he said. “It should stop trying to keep up with the extremists on the right.”

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  1. Carolyn

    July 18, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    When Obama graduated from Columbia University he went to work as a community organizer for Soros funded ACORN a socio-political action group. They were closed down as a criminal enterprise and Soros was fined $750.000 by the Election Commission for false voter registration. Obama went off to Harvard but did not come from a family that could afford Harvard Law. There were full scholarships for minority students. He came to Chicago and was a law professor which is crazy as he just graduated. He then ran for Illinois State Senate. He was well liked and ineffectual. He represented Chicago, which is now $64 million in debt and collapsing. The current Mayor is an Obama former staffer. Obama now wants universal income but there is no money. There is also an open debate if the Sinaloa cartel is actually running Chicago. Obama moved-up to a Washington Senate race and won-all paid for by Soros. He was well-liked and ineffectual as a US Senator from Illinois and ran for President where he had 21 disastrous scandals plus an ineffectual domestic and foreign policy. Obama does not need Soros anymore. He perceives himself as the new Globalist leader. Soros is 87 and spending money like water to plug a dam that has broken. The globalist movement is over- due to open borders and the cost of a central government’s bureaucracies and limiting regulations that all cost money. The 2 Soros hardliners in Europe are Obama buddies Angela Merkel from Germany and Theresa May from England- both on their way out due to open borders. Hungary asked Soros’ central European University to leave as a threat to national security. Putin threw the Soros groups out with criminal consequences and China exited them in 2017. Soros is alleged by the press to have clients in his Bit Gold hedge fund, on the Toronto Exchange, that might be associated with cartels.

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