Billionaire leftist George Soros has swung his massive political machine back into action and is taking aim at former President Donald Trump.
Originally published at WND News Center. Used with permission.
Billionaire activist George Soros is funding a group urging secretaries of state and other elections officials to ban Trump from running for president in 2024 by enacting the disqualification clause of the 14th Amendment.
The group Free Speech For People, teaming with Mi Familia Vota, states on its website that on Jan. 6, 2021, “former President Donald Trump incited a violent insurrection, attacking Congress and our nation’s Capitol, in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.”
The post-Civil War clause bars anyone from running for office who, after taking the oath to protect the Constitution, “engaged in insurrection” against the United States or gave “aid or comfort” to the nation’s enemies.
Trump announced Tuesday he will vie for the Republican nomination in 2024, and ABC reported the two groups “are already working behind the scenes to mount a national push to get elections officials to stop him from being on the ballot because of Jan. 6 – even as similar such efforts have failed against other Republicans.”
Meanwhile, the New York Times reported this week more evidence that the FBI had informants in the two groups that the Justice Department places at the center of their claim of an organized plot, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
John Bonifaz, co-founder and president of Free Speech For People said, nevertheless, that Trump “is going to face legal challenges for his eligibility, but he will also face scrutiny from secretaries of state and chief election officials, regardless of whether there will be a legal challenge.”
“So, it’s not required that there be a legal challenge for the secretary of state to hold up his or her responsibility and bar Donald Trump from the ballot,” he said.
Soros is known for pouring billions of dollars into progressive causes over more than three decades, including some 75 district attorneys whose policies favoring criminals have been blamed in part for the spike in crime in America’s largest cities. Soros also funds drug legalization, euthanasia, open borders, globalism, Black Lives Matter, “defunding the police,” devaluing America’s currency and globalist efforts that degrade America’s sovereignty.
Many ask why? Who is this man and why is he seemingly behind just about every major left-wing endeavor.
In a video conversation (embedded below), WND Vice President and Managing Editor David Kupelian and WND News Editor Art Moore address those questions, which are explored in-depth in the latest issue of Whistleblower magazine.
Kupelian began with a remarkable story – told by Soros himself in a 1999 “60 Minutes” interview” – of assisting a Nazi collaborator in confiscating the property of Jews in his native Hungary during the occupation. Soros’ father, who had changed the family name to hide their Jewish heritage, bribed the Nazi collaborator, a Hungarian official, to take in Soros, who was 14 at the time.
Soros, as Kupelian pointed out, said this experience, of stealing the property of fellow Jews in preparation for many of them being sent to the gas chambers, shaped his character.
Steve Croft of “60 Minutes,” observing that that kind of experience would send many people to the psychiatric couch, asked Soros if it was difficult.
“No, not at all,” Soros replied to Croft’s astonishment.
That answer, Kupelian said, “revealed a detachment, a chilling kind of amoral detachment from the sufferings of other people.”