To the surprise of many, John Kasich, the current Governor of Ohio, is still in the Republican race. New Day For America, the name of Kasich’s PAC, recently received a donation that has both liberals and conservatives scratching their heads.
According to an article published on The Political Insider, Scott Bessent and Stanley Druckenmiller, the fund managers for George Soros, donated just under $500,000 to a soft money fund for Governor Kasich.
The reason this donation is so interesting is because George Soros has also recently donated $8 million to a super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton. He is also the same guy who has spent billions both creating and funding organizations that tend to be on the far left when it comes to politics.
George Soros is not the type of man who will keep quite when he has something to say. He made it very clear he does not agree with Cruz or Trump on the topic of border security. While both Presidential candidates believe more border security is the best solution, Soros couldn’t disagree more.
He was quoted on bloomberg.com as saying, “We must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.”
Based on the donation, it is clear Governor Kasich has captured the attention of the billionaire investor. The question however is why? And unfortunately, no one can answer that question.
Who Is George Soros?
George Soros is now a Forbes billionaire who was born in Budapest in 1930. In 1947, at the age of 17, he fled his hometown and heading for England. Once there he enrolled in the London School of Economics where he would later earn his first degree.
After graduating he made his way to the United States where he would eventually become the billionaire he is today.
Since 1979 Soros has been one of the most active philanthropists in the world. He started by donating funds to young Africans who wanted to attend Cape Town University in apartheid South Africa.
Open Society Foundations, Soros’ philanthropic organization, is now operating in over 100 different countries. The goal of the organization is to promote human rights, transparency, and most importantly, an open society.
Besides being one of the most successful financiers in the world, George Soros is also the author of several dozen books including The Crash of 2008 and What It Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union which was released in 2014.
He has also written a host of essays and articles that appear in major newspapers and magazines all over the world.