George Soros Returns to Politics in Historic Election Year

The 2016 Presidential Election is going to go down in history as a pivotal moment for the lives of people all around the globe. The election was hotly contested and it featured some of the most dramatic and cartoonish theatrics on that we have ever seen in major politics. In fact, the election was so out there that billionaire investor George Soros had to re-enter the political arena to help get the political machine back on track.

George Soros may not be a household name but he’s quietly been one of the most important players in politics for at least the past two decades. Soros was instrumental in his help to fund Al Gore’s race against George W. Bush back in 2004 and he’s been a leader for progressives and Democrats at all over the country ever since. Soros, an investor who has earned billions through his work, stands as a sort of icon: a Democrat who works within the political machine after making his money outside of it.

For the 2016 election it seemed to be of the utmost importance to almost every reasonable progressive that Donald Trump be stopped. Well, George Soros put his money where his mouth is. Soros would end up committing close to $25 million in campaign funding to Hillary Clinton and a slew of other Democratic candidates and progressive causes. If that number sounds ridiculously high — it isn’t. Soros has already earned close to $25 billion in investments.

Seeing Soros leap back into the political ring was simultaneously surprising and expected. Soros is one of the most strong backboned Democrats in the game and his long relationship to Hillary Clinton well documented. Clinton and Soros go back for nearly 25 years as they’ve championed many of the same causes throughout their progressive careers. Soros, who is 85 years old, has become a Democratic icon while simultaneously becoming enemy #1 to conservatives everywhere. Soros earned the ire of Donald Trump himself which makes it pretty clear that Soros is probably on the right side of things. Soros’ return to politics shows just how high the stakes have become in American politics.

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