Liberal billionaire George Soros has been anti-Trump for many years.
And with November’s election being arguably one of the most important in modern American history, we are reminded of what Soros said back in 2018 when discussing President Donald Trump in office.
While speaking at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Soros made what many perceived to be a threatening comment towards the president.
After arguing that he believes the Trump administration is a “danger to the world,” Soros said he sees it as “a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020 or even sooner.”
Soros also claimed at the time that the U.S. was on course for nuclear war with North Korea.
“The fact of nuclear war is so horrendous that we are trying to ignore it, but it is real,” he said, adding, “Indeed, the United States is set on a course towards nuclear war by refusing to accept that [North] Korea has become a nuclear power.”
“This creates a strong incentive for North Korea to develop its nuclear capacity with all possible speed, which in turn may induce the United States to use its nuclear superiority pre-emptively, in effect to start a nuclear war to prevent a nuclear war, obviously a self-contradictory strategy,” Soros said.
“Not only the survival of open society but the survival of our entire civilization is at stake,” he continued. “The rise of leadership such as Kim Jong Un in North Korea and Donald Trump in the United States have much to do with this.”
Soros also compared the president to Russian President Vladimir Putin, claiming that Trump would like to create a “mafia state” which suppresses individual rights, but said he can’t do that “because the Constitution and the institutions and a vibrant society won’t allow it.”
Soros has already suffered one major defeat this year.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against a Soros-backed group, Open Society International, which was seeking funding from the United States to battle AIDS/HIV around the world.
But, according to a law from 2003, no organization can receive funding that does not have a policy “explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.”
As it turns out, OSI does not have such a policy.
It appears that the Soros-backed group was unwilling to adopt such a policy and sued the government over free speech grounds.
The court held that the Soros-backed group does not have First Amendment protections because foreign citizens outside the U.S. do not possess Constitutional rights.
The case was taken to the Supreme Court, which ruled against the Soros-backed group.