October 29, 2019
Billionaire George Soros, who has spent his fortune promoting leftwing politicians, media, and organizations, said over the weekend that he hasn’t failed in his lifelong quest to put socialism in place in the United States, but has been impeded by his opposition, including President Donald Trump.
“Between the election of President Trump and Britain’s ongoing debate over Brexit, the billionaire philanthropist George Soros recognizes that populism is on the rise and that his brand of liberal democracy is faltering,” said  Michel Martin, host of All Things Consideredon taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR).
Soros also has supported NPR, including $1.8 million given  to the media outlet in 2011.
“When I got involved in what I call political philanthropy some 40 years ago, the open society idea was on the ascendant — closed societies were opening up,” Soros said. “And now, open societies are on the defensive and dictatorships are on the rise.”
“I have to admit that the tide has turned against me, but I don’t think that I have failed,” Soros said.
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