George Soros is a political supporter for causes that he believes will benefit people the most. In 2016, he was a firm supporter of the Democratic Party and their leading nominee for President. However, despite his massive financial contributions and he unending support; Clinton did not become president. Republican nominee Donald J. Trump became the 45th president by pulling off a major upset. Since his arrival in office; many democrats, American citizens and even George Soros have spoken out against his presidency.
Soros does not believe that President Trump is suited for the job. He views this president as not being the right type of person to hold this very important office. George Soros really does not like the policies that President Trump is trying to use to combat terrorism on project-syndicate.org.
In January of 2016, Trump temporarily stopped Muslims from select countries have placed American society in an awkward position on Forbes. Countries such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen were the primary areas where people could no longer immigrate to the U.S. The President had taken this action so that America would have time to establish a new way to screen and track incoming Muslims.
Soros understands what Trump is doing but does not agree on how he is going about performing the job. The democratic supporter on Politico does not want specific people to be banned from coming into the U.S. If it starts with one group of people, chances are his policy could be used to stop all groups of people from entering into the U.S.
This is a very social changing policy because America has a rich tradition and history of opening its doors to foreigners and immigrants. Soros just believes that Trump can seriously erode this particular facet of American society and culture.
George Soros also does not like Trump’s policies on terrorism because they have a tendency to “close” America’s “open” society. Open societies allow certain freedoms and rights such as free speech, flexible structures of government and community services and the dissemination of information.
On the other hand, closed societies don’t allow people to speak out, they are usually managed with an iron fist and they do not allow outsiders to settle into their nation through immigration. To Soros and many other people; this sounds a lot like what Trump is trying to do. That is, start to make the U.S. a closed society to the world. Soros just does not want to see America go down this path.
Soros also does not believe that the U.S. should be spending more money on beefing up their military. He believes that this money could be used for other purposes that would be beneficial to the American people. Ultimately, this astute and wealthy political magnate just wants people to realize that President Trump’s policies on terrorism might not be what is best for Americans.