By Calvin Freiburger
ZURICH, Switzerland, June 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The winds of American and global politics are currently blowing against him, left-wing mega-donor George Soros admitted in a new interview.
“Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” the billionaire financier acknowledged Saturday in an interview with the Washington Post. Chief among Soros’ defeats is the victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, despite Soros donating $9 million to pro-Clinton super PACs in the 2016 election cycle and more than $25 million to Democrats overall.
“Apparently, I was living in my own bubble,” Soros said, admitting he didn’t expect Trump — a controversial businessman and celebrity who had never sought political office before — to win the presidency.
Also counting against him were Great Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union that same year and the fact that his involvement in political campaigns around the world has often become a liability for his own causes.
While he continues to find himself on the winning side of key battles, such as Ireland’s legalization of abortion or the Alabama special election that sent pro-abortion Doug Jones to the Senate, he has also lost battles, such as the Hungarian prime minister election and district attorney elections in California.
Conservatives often frame Soros as a malevolent influence on elections, using his fortune to impose leftist ideology all over the world. “It makes it very difficult for me to speak effectively,” he admitted.
But despite claiming to have often been “taken out of context,” Soros continues to spend his millions on a wide range of left-wing causes such as abortion, euthanasia, and population control, as well as same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism, and more.
Further, he has every intention of continuing to do so. His New York-based Open Society Foundations spends $940 million annually in 100 different countries, including $150 million per year funding the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the leading abortion provider Planned Parenthood, and other liberal groups.
Soros says he intends to spend at least $15 million to elect Democrats in this fall’s midterm elections. He is also involved in the “Win Justice” PAC, an alliance of Planned Parenthood and other liberal groups that plans to spend $30 million to mobilize young, female, and minority voters in Senate battleground races.
Promoting abortion-on-demand in America and abroad has been an area of particular emphasis for Soros. According to the Media Research Center, he has donated more than $21 million to Planned Parenthood since 2000, and gave last year’s so-called Women’s March on Washington almost $90 million via donations to more than 100 partnered organizations such as NARAL and the National Abortion Federation.
Abortion policy is also one of the areas in which the effect of Trump’s election has been the most pronounced.
Pro-life activists have cheered Trump for pursuing a wide range of pro-life policies, including reinstating and expanding the Mexico City policy barring overseas abortion funding, signing a law letting states defund abortion providers, appointing a record number of federal judges, taking executive actions to protect religious liberty, and most recently disqualifying abortion providers from Title X family planning subsidies.
The Trump administration has also called on Congress to fully defund Planned Parenthood and ban late-term abortions, actively resisted pro-abortion bias at the United Nations, and opened a Justice Department investigation into Planned Parenthood for selling and allegedly profiting off organs from aborted babies.
But while George Soros recognizes his own role in his various setbacks, ultimately he claims the pushback as a badge of honor.
“When I look at the enemies I have all over the world, I must be doing something right,” Soros told the Post, vowing to “redouble my efforts” to bring about is vision for the world.