Billionaire George Soros lamented the rise of President Donald Trump and nationalist movements in Europe in an interview shared Saturday in the Washington Post, saying “everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.”
From The Washington Post:
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.
“Destroy the world” means destroy their globalist control grid.
[…]For all the billions of dollars at his disposal, Soros is also being forced to reckon with limits on his political influence in the United States. He acknowledged that he did not see Trump’s election coming. “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble,” he said.
Soros, who plans to spend at least $15 million in 2018 races, has already faced some setbacks this cycle. His bid to replace several district attorneys in California with challengers seeking changes to the criminal justice system was largely unsuccessful in Tuesday’s elections. “We ran into a brick wall in California,” he said.
George Soros, who has compared himself to god, went on to say Trump is a “narcissist.”
Soros said he is certain in his assessment of Trump, whom he describes as a “narcissist” who “considers himself all-powerful.”
He also suggested Donald Trump is an anti-Semite:
[…]In the final days of the White House race, Trump spoke in his closing television ad about sending a tough message to “global special interests” who wanted to control Washington, as images of Soros and other financial leaders who are Jewish flashed on the screen amid footage of Clinton.
Soros, who describes himself as an agnostic Jew, said he considered the ad “a coded anti-Semitic message.”
On Election Day, Soros gathered with friends to watch returns in his Fifth Avenue duplex, overlooking the reservoir of New York’s Central Park.
As the returns came in, “the party turned into a wake,” said Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU, who was one of the guests.
Right-wing populist Doug Ford won the Ontario election the day before this interview was published, ending 15 years of liberal rule in their province.