George Soros: Warren is 'Most Qualified to Be President'
Liberal billionaire throws support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Democratic nomination
Liberal billionaire George Soros has thrown strong words of support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
In a newly-released interview, progressive financier Soros declared that 2020 White House hopeful Warren is “the most qualified to be president.”
“She has emerged as the clear-cut person to beat,” Soros said while discussing Warren with the New York Times.
“I don’t take a public stance, but I do believe that she is the most qualified to be president.”
Soros stopped short of giving an official endorsement of Warren, however.
The 89-year-old mega Democrat donor insisted his remarks should not be received as such.
“I’m not endorsing anybody because I want to work with whoever,” Soros stated.
“I don’t express my views generally because I have to live with whoever the electorate chooses.”
As CNBC notes, Soros’ comments come as investors remain “divided” on Warren, who has proposed a series of tax hikes and frequently criticizes Wall Street.
“I’m fighting for an economy and a government that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected,” the Massachusetts senator wrote in a recent tweet.
"I’m not afraid of anonymous quotes, and wealthy donors don’t get to buy this process.
"I won’t back down from fighting for the big, structural change we need."
In late June, Soros joined Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, philanthropist Agnes Gund, and 15 others in signing a letter endorsing Democrat presidential contenders to create a wealth tax on them.
The move was supported by Warren, along with fellow 2020 Democrats former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“America has a moral, ethical and economic responsibility to tax our wealth more,” the letter read, according to the Times,
“A wealth tax could help address the climate crisis, improve the economy, improve health outcomes, fairly create opportunity, and strengthen our democratic freedoms.”
Warren has seen her campaign climb to second place in recent weeks, putting her in striking distance of frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden, according to national polls.