Fifteen months before coining the phrase “drain the swamp” in a vow to expunge Washington, D.C. of the rampant government corruption it suffers from, President-elect Trump descended the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. In his first speech as a presidential candidate, Trump cited the failures of globalism and the ever-burgeoning bureaucracy of government as some of the critical motivators that pushed him to make his decision to run.
As an international businessman involved in deals with foreign banks, governments, and wealthy elites for decades, Trump has a very clear understanding of how the political systems in the western world have been run (or not, as it were). As an outsider, Trump has a unique capacity to critique, with impunity, the way our government has operated at the behest of special interests and lobbyists. Owing no favors to any of the big businesses, Wall Street, or global interests allows Trump to be open regarding his perception of how these groups impact the critical policy decisions our leaders make.
President-elect Trump often refers to the “globalist elites” in speeches that highlight his campaign’s desire to “drain the swamp”. But who exactly are some of these “elites” and how will a Trump White House be able to eliminate their influence in the political corridors of Washington, D.C.?
Our upcoming series aims to detail them all for you, starting with one of the more internationally-nefarious members of this unique club.
George Soros is
Chairman of the Open Society Foundation and Soros Fund Management, with a current estimated net worth of $24.5 billion USD.
A speculator who is responsible for currency manipulation in nations across the globe and has proudly claimed direct responsibility for their destabilization.
A man who once said, in a 1998 60 Minutes interview, that “I don’t deny the Jews their national existence, but I don’t want to be part of it.”
A man who, as documented in the same 60 Minutes interview, admitted to going door-to-door as a boy with a Nazi handler to collect money from Jews, rationalizing that “if I didn’t do it, someone else would have.”
Famously known as “the man who broke the Bank of England”, Soros prides himself on his ability to affect widespread change with his currency manipulations. In his book The Shadow Party, author Richard Poe expounds upon this premise:
[Soros] famously shorted the British pound in 1992, wagering $10 billion on a drop in its value. In a desperate bid to keep its currency afloat, the Bank of England tried to buy up pounds as fast as Soros could dump them. However, as more and more investors followed Soros’ lead and joined his efforts, the Bank of England eventually gave up. The British pound was devalued, launching a tsunami of financial turmoil from Tokyo to Rome. When it was over, millions of hardworking Britons confronted their diminished savings, while Soros counted his gains. He had personally made nearly $2 billion on the catastrophe.
A man who President Vladimir Putin has expelled from Russia, along with all Soros-connected interests from Russia. Putin issued a “dead or alive” edict for Soros’ apprehension after leaked Open Society documents revealed Soros’ plan for overthrowing the current Russian government.
A man with a high tendency for egomania. In his book, The Independent, Soros wrote:
“It is sort of a disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” Soros later observed that “if truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood which I felt I had to control, otherwise I might end up in the loony bin. But when I made my way in the world, I wanted to indulge myself in my fantasies to the extent that I could afford.”
A dedicated and self-avowed globalist. In a 1998 article entitled ‘The Crisis of Global Capitalism‘, Soros wrote:
“The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions. Interestingly, the greatest opposition to this idea is coming from the United States.”
A man who provides a monumental amount of money through the Soros-funded Open Society Foundation to liberal interests in the United States. Soros spend at least $13 million directly during this election season in an attempt to defeat President-elect Trump through campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton and others.
Tune in next week for our second edition of this series on “globalist elites”.
For now, we leave you with perhaps the best expose that could be given on George Soros — one provided the man himself, openly and unabashedly, in a different era of his life.