I think you can tell a lot about a person by which billionaire they side with. Currently, there are two billionaires who are battling each other on the political level. One of these billionaires is Donald Trump, a failed businessman and con man who lied his way to the presidency, and the other is George Soros. Somehow the conservative right in the United States has made a bogeyman out of George Soros. But let’s stack these two guys up to see which one is actually better for this country.
Donald Trump has left multiple failed businesses in his wake. There are class-action lawsuits against him for his failed businesses including Trump University. Multiple women have come forward to accuse the president of sexual misconduct. And Donald Trump seems to be breaking every campaign promise that he made during his first 100 days as president. He has an addiction to frame which he cannot ignore. He makes the damaging tweets despite the fact that his cabinet urges him not to do so.
George Soros is incredibly different. Despite the fact that he has much more wealth than Donald Trump, and Forbes magazine backs this up by ranking him in the top 10 wealthiest people on earth, he likes to stay out of the limelight. Instead, he lets his actions speak for him.
Donald Trump inherited his entire fortune from his father. A study showed that if Trump had invested his father’s wealth into the stock market and indexed it with the NASDAQ, he would have much more wealth now. Essentially, Trump has lost a lot of them money he inherited. He simply uses oligarchy-friendly laws to declare bankruptcy and protect his fortune every time he makes a misstep. And the man dodged the draft for Vietnam by claiming bone spurs in his ankle.
George Soros has seen war. As a teenager growing up in his hometown of Budapest, Hungary, the Nazis rolled into town. The Soros family was Jewish and they worked quickly to hide their identities from the Nazi occupiers. Nearly an entire generation of Hungarian Jews would be exterminated during the war. George Soros had up close and personal experience of the whole thing.
The Soros family became refugees in 1947 by relocating to London. George Soros would be lucky enough to attend the prestigious London School of Economics. After graduating, he would get a job at a merchant bank where he would whip up $12 million for his own hedge fund. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
The self-made man moved to New York City, made incredible trades and built a billion-dollar empire. In 1979, he founded the Open Societies Foundation to give back to planet Earth. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Anybody who vilifies George Soros and exemplifies Donald Trump needs fine-tuning on their moral compass.