Financial powerhouse George Soros, along with his other rich liberal friends, invested tens of millions of dollars in the past US Presidential Election to get Hillary Clinton into the White House. The results of the election weren’t what the group had hoped for, Republican Candidate Donald Trump won the election, and now the liberals need to regroup and plan for the future.
Recently, Democrats and liberal groups gathered for a conference in Washington at the pricey Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The conference was sponsored by Democracy Alliance Donor Club on opensocietyfoundations.org, a group launched by George Soros in 2004 along with the late insurance mogul Peter Lewis and other influential mega-donors with the goal to spend large sums of money to boost then Senator John Kerry into the White House. The group was unsuccessful in 2004 as well, George W. Bush took the election and the White House for eight years.
The Democracy Alliance Donor Club, or DA for short, requires its members, a list that now totals over 100 members the likes of which include financial powerhouses like Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman, to donate a minimum of $200,000 per year to groups the DA recommends. Members are also required to contribute annual dues that total $30,000 in order to fund the DA staff and all the meetings as well as catered meals and entertainment for said meetings.
The group has found great success in obtaining financial backing to throw towards numerous political issues as well as local level elections around the country. Soros himself often donates regularly but rarely attends the events held by the DA. This makes his appearance at the most recent meeting in Washington a clear sign that he is on board to oppose Trump at every turn. The conference includes speakers like Soros, leaders of most leading unions and liberal groups, and of course, Democratic superstars like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren. Not much information was released about the actual meeting, but the leaked agenda shows that it was a time to plan full fledged trench warfare against Trump from his first day in the White House. The group was focused on how to oppose Trump and his first 100-day plan as the main part of the meeting, but also took the time to discuss preparations for 2017 and 2018 elections.
While the next four years will be under a Trump presidency, it is clear that Soros and his group are prepared to fight the President-elect every step of the way. They have not given up simply because the election didn’t go their way, in fact, they seem to have regrouped and come up with a new plan.