The 2016 U.S. Presidential elections are some of the closest and controversial in living memory. During an interview with Fox Business host Trish Regan the Human Rights Foundation founder Thor Halvorssen explained why he does not feel he can vote for Democrat Hilary Clinton or Republican poll leader Donald Trump; instead, New York based film producer Thor Halvorssen explained he has already placed his financial support behind the campaign of Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Thor Halvorssen has revealed his own belief that the socialist attitudes of Sanders could be a positive for the U.S. if these ideals are only used as a small part of the political landscape of a Sanders Presidency. Halvorssen revealed his belief that Sanders is the only candidate who has the moral fortitude to become the U.S. President in 2016, particularly after both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump were examined for their values and policies in relation to human rights. Thor Halvorssen has held an interest in human rights throughout most of his life after witnessing both his parents have their own rights abused by Venezuelan officials; Halvorssen has worked with human rights groups around the world in a bid to highlight the problems facing people living in closed societies that his own Human Rights Foundation specializes in.

In Venezuela itself Thor Halvorssen witnessed socialism grow in popularity under a succession of left wing governments, but the people of the nation maintained a high standard of living as socialism formed just a small part of the political landscape in the country. Following the growth of socialism as the dominant ideology in Venezuela the nation has been plunged into a series of financial and humanitarian problems the producer believes can be traced back to the use of socialism as a way of hiding the true intentions of certain political figures. The issues seen in his home nation have not put Halvorssen (Facebook) off voting for Bernie Sanders as he believes the socially responsible candidate has the best interests of the U.S. at heart.