In a recent interview with Bloomberg TV’s primary editor at large, Francine Lacqua, outspoken hedge fund mogul and political commentator, Forbes billionaire George Soros made some rather heated remarks about presidential candidate and fellow billionaire, Donald J. Trump. What sparked the event was a line of questioning from Ms. Lacqua about Soros’ opinion the presidential field, specifically in regards to their immigration policies, he replied by saying that, “Donald Trump is doing the work of ISIS.” Naturally, this sparked a great deal of consternation from the conservative party with many of George Soros detractors calling his comments inappropriate, in-delicate and just plain untrue.
But Donald Trump was not the only one in Soros’ crosshairs that day, as he went on to harshly critique presidential candidate, Ted Cruz for similar reasons. Saying that his immigration policy was no better than Trumps. Soros elaborated on his comments during the interview at the urging of Ms. Lacqua, saying that the anti Muslim rhetoric and subsequent anti immigration policies would only convince more and more Muslims that what ISIS has been saying all along is true – there there is a war of culture and identity between the East and the West and that only one side can come out standing while the other must be left in the rubble.
Curiously, Soros, who has long been immensely supportive, both ideologically and financially, of the liberal, democratic party in the United States, did not spare the Dems the same treatment and criticism he showed to the conservatives. He went on in the interview to say that he believed that Germany opening it’s gates to migrants during the immigration crisis was a huge mistake and that, “Angela Merkel risked political capital and lost.” Despite his harsh criticisms towards Germany he finally stated that he remained immensely optimistic about the countries future.