Donald Trump continues to baffle critics, politicos, and even fellow Republicans with his ability to dominate the polls in the race for the Republican nomination. His supporters see his sometimes outrageous statements as acts of bravery. To them, he is a man speaking his mind and breaking through the wall of political correctness.
Trump refuses to admit to shame, even when making statements many feel are shameful. In a country where people are completely fed up with political phoniness, Trumps candor is admirable, even if his statements are despicable.
Trump has made outrageous claims about John McCain’s war record, he’s said that many Mexicans are rapists, and he has said that he wants to ban Muslims from coming into the country until the terrorism situation is brought under control. A good portion of his platform deals with illegal immigrants, despite the fact that he himself used Polish immigrants to build Trump Towers in New York.
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It was probably only a matter of time before a billionaire on the other side of the political fence stepped forward to comment on Trumps wild campaign. George Soros is one of the most influential liberals in the country and he is the 16th richest man in the world, according to Forbes.
At the World Economic Forum, Soros spoke out against Trump during an interview with Bloomberg TV. Soros made the very serious claim that “Donald Trump is doing the work of ISIS”. Forbes billionaire Soros believes that Trump is fanning the flames of hatred, giving those who hate America ammunition and words to incite more to join their cause.
When Trump talks about keeping Muslims out of America, he not only offends ISIS, he offends all Muslims. He makes it easier for ISIS to make a case to recruit Muslims who otherwise would lead a peaceful life. After all, if America won’t allow Muslims into their country, then it certainly would appear that the country must have a problem with Muslims. It’s a huge help to ISIS, who want to paint a picture that the world is against them. George Soros claimed that Trump’s statement might “convince the Muslim community that there is no alternative but terrorism.”
Soros also had some statements that were more reassuring. He believes that ISIS is losing ground and that their days are numbered. He pointed out that Iraq and Syria have reclaimed territory that ISIS had once snatched from them. It could be that ISIS will have no safe haven in the middle east or anywhere in the world.
George Soros is a huge backer of Hillary Clinton, and it is his belief that Hillary would win a general election in a landslide against Trump or Ted Cruz. While that remains to be seen, it seems that this battle of the billionaires is just beginning.