The 2016 U.S. Presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump has sent shock waves through the Democratic party that was convinced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to clinch the White House. A three day meeting of major Democratic figures and political donors on opensocietyfoundations.org planned for just after the election has now seen major changes to its schedule after major donor George Soros agreed to a discussion with the group scheduled for the final day of the meeting of the Democracy Alliance. The decision of George Soros to appear at the meeting has been seen as a sign of the importance of the meeting as major liberal figures look to plan the way ahead for the Democratic party.
George Soros has been a major supporter of liberal causes around the world for a number of years, and played a major role in the election of President Barrack Obama to the White House in 2008. Over the last few decades 86 year old George Soros has looked to develop the cause of democracy across the world with a dedication to the Open Society Foundations he founded to promote global democracy. Not only does George Soros look to fund liberal causes around the world, but he has remained a dedicated member of the Democratic party throughout his life in the U.S. and returned to politic giving in 2016 with around $25 million given to left leaning politicians during the election cycle.
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For George Soros the issues that came out of the 2016 election cycle have revolved around the breaking down of the legacy of President Obama on cnbc.com, particularly the health care changes Donald Trump has promised to repeal within the first 100 days of his Presidency. Soros has battled much of the rhetoric used in the Presidential elections already in his lifetime when he survived the Holocaust of World War II in his native Hungary before living under Soviet oppression; the billionaire hedge fund manager embarked on a refugee journey as a teenager without his family that eventually led to him arriving at the London School of Economics and later Wall Street. George Soros is now seen as one of the most important donors to liberal causes in the U.S. who can inspire other donors to fund some of the most important battles the party is facing in the coming years. More information on http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp