George Soros: Trump ‘is an Aberration’ Who Will Be Defeated by Globalists
Liberal billionaire claims 'tide is turning' away from nationalism, in favor of globalism
Liberal billionaire George Soros has declared that President Donald Trump and other nationalist leaders will soon be defeated when the "tide turns" in favor of globalists.
Speaking during a new interview with the New York Times, Soros says that globalism will soon rise up again to ultimately prevail.
Soros made his declaration despite nationalism making significant gains in recent years with Brexit and the election victories for US President Donald Trump and Italy's Matteo Salvini.
The Hungarian-born American billionaire acknowledges that globalists like himself are "out of favor" amid the nationalist-populist movement, but says Trump is just temporary aberration and that globalism would soon vanquish nationalism.
Speaking about "the enemies I have," Soros suggested Trump is "a dictator."
President Trump “is an aberration, and he is clearly putting his personal interests ahead of the national interests,” he told the NYT. “That’s a fact,” he added.
“Trump is still doing a tremendous amount of damage,” Soros continued.
“I mean, just the last week what he has done in the Middle East has been devastating for America’s influence in the world,” he said, referring to the withdrawal of American troops from Syria.
His face brightening, he said: “I think it will contribute to his demise next year.
"So I am slightly predicting that things will turn around.”
According to Soros, the rise of nationalism in America, Europe, and around the world is simply a coincidence.
“I have to admit that the tide has turned against me, but I don’t think that I have failed,” Soros told NPR radio during a separate interview.
Elsewhere in the NYT interview, George Soros, who’s one of the largest donors of leftist parties in Europe and America, predicts Trump will lose in the 2020 election.
He insists that Democratic hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren is “the most qualified to be president.”
Despite his warm words, Soros pointed out that he doesn’t officially stand behind Warren.
“I’m not endorsing anybody because I want to work with whoever,” he added.
“I don’t express my views generally because I have to live with whoever the electorate chooses.”
Although he admits that his internationalist agenda has become more difficult to implement due to the rise of populism around the world in the past few years, the Jewish-American financier is still convinced globalism will prevail.
Soros said he saw signs that people were growing tired of nationalistic tendencies.
For Soros, the failure to implement Brexit is a clear indication that globalism is winning.
“The arc of history doesn’t follow its own course. It needs to be bent,” he said.
“I am really engaged in trying to bend it in the right direction.”