The far-left Open Society Foundation, now run by billionaire George Soros’ son, Alex, will be hyper-focused on defeating former President Donald Trump in next year’s election should he go on to become the GOP nominee.
In an op-ed for Politico, Alex Soros argued that defeating Trump is important for the left-wing group’s ongoing work across Europe, which has focused primarily on undermining the traditional values-based democratic order on the continent, much like George Soros has done in the United States for decades.
“As someone who spends up to half their time working on the Continent and thinks former United States President Donald Trump — or at least someone with his isolationist and anti-European policies — will be the Republican nominee, I believe a MAGA-style Republican victory in next year’s U.S. presidential election could, in the end, be worse for the EU than for the U.S.,” Alex Soros wrote, in part.
“Such an outcome will imperil European unity and undermine the progress achieved on many fronts in response to the war in Ukraine,” he continued, going on to pledge financial support for efforts to oppose Trump: “We are adapting [Open Society Foundations] to be able to respond to whatever scenarios might emerge, on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Alex Soros also pledged to continue supporting its foundation in Ukraine, which helped sponsor the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the Maidan uprising in 2014.
“[T]here should be absolutely no doubt that we will continue to support our foundation in Ukraine. We are proud that the network of civil society groups it has assisted, with over $250 million since 2014, has played such an important role in Kyiv’s resilience in the face of Russia’s horrific war of aggression,” he wrote.
In the U.S., the OSF’s latest ‘project,’ so to speak, has been funding the campaigns of far-left district attorneys in major cities run by Democrats — candidates who de-emphasize traditional law enforcement and prosecutions of many crimes and who implement “bail reform” and other measures that critics say have led to crime explosions in their cities.
In a campaign video released in mid-August, Trump took aim at the elder Soros.
In the video, shared on Truth Social, the 45th president claimed that the United States was being damaged by “Marxist” and “communist” district attorneys, and he vowed to take action to fix it if he is elected president again in 2024.
“There is no more dire threat to the American way of life than the corruption and weaponization of our justice system. And it’s happening all around us. As president, it will be my personal mission to restore the scales of justice in America. We want fairness and equality under the law. And to that end, I will appoint US attorneys who will be the polar opposite of the Soros district attorneys and others that are being appointed throughout the United States. Very unfair to our population, very unfair to our country,” Trump declared.
Trump said that the attorneys he would appoint would be “the most ferocious legal warriors against crime and communist corruption that this country has ever seen.”
“As we completely overhaul the Federal Department of Justice and FBi, we will launch sweeping civil rights investigations into Marxist local district attorneys. And that’s what we have, they’re Marxist in many cases. By refusing to charge countless crimes, the Soros prosecutors appear to be engaging in selective enforcement based on illegal radical discrimination,” he said.
“In addition, we will have a complete investigation into the use of police state tactics by federal authorities to arrest conservatives and Christians. We will find out who ordered it and hold them totally accountable,” the former president said.
“There is much more that we must to, we have to confront this radicalized law in schools… we have to reform the far-left bar associations and stop the purge of conservative lawyers from major law firms,” Trump continued. “I will do whatever it takes to save our legal system, among the greatest achievements of Western civilization, from the Marxist barbarians who seek to destroy it, and we will do that. We will save it.”
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.