Controversial billionaire and Hillary Clinton donor George Soros threw a massive temper tantrum over Donald Trump on Wednesday, referring to the president-elect as a “would-be dictator.”
Soros, an extreme proponent of globalization, wrote in an opinion blog post on Project Syndicate that Trump is a threat to the open society model that he advocates for.
“I find the current moment in history very painful,” Soros wrote. “Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies – from fascist dictatorships to mafia states – are on the rise. How could this happen? The only explanation I can find is that elected leaders failed to meet voters’ legitimate expectations and aspirations and that this failure led electorates to become disenchanted with the prevailing versions of democracy and capitalism. Quite simply, many people felt that the elites had stolen their democracy.”
Soros took aim at Trump himself, calling him a “con artist.”
“Democracy is now in crisis. Even the US, the world’s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president. Although Trump has toned down his rhetoric since he was elected, he has changed neither his behavior nor his advisers. His cabinet comprises incompetent extremists and retired generals.”
Soros also claimed that “targeted minorities will suffer,” as the US will be “preoccupied with internal struggles.”
“Trump will prefer making deals to defending principles. Unfortunately, that will be popular with his core constituency,” the Democratic Party donor wrote.
During the election season, Wikileaks revealed an email with the subject ‘Unrest in Albania,’ containing a message from Soros to Clinton while she was Secretary of State. The financier threw his weight around and gave the former First Lady orders, which she followed.
In the email, Soros told the then-Secretary of State that “two things need to be done urgently.” He then directs the Secretary of State to “bring the full weight of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha” and “appoint a senior European official as mediator.”
Clinton complied, choosing Miroslav Lajcak — one of the two officials suggested by Soros.