It’s not very often that we find liberal kingmaker and billionaire George Soros praising members of the US Republican Party, (or any other conservatives for that matter), but 2023 has already proven to be another bizarre and transformational year in American politics.
Soros isn’t just the globalist boogeyman that the media makes him out to be – he’s the real deal. His decisive and dumbfounding influence on the international community cannot be understated.
Normally, Soros spends his time propping up leftist projects and liberal ideologues, but a recent bit of praise for a likely 2024 GOP candidate has some within the MAGA Movement growing concerned.
Supporters of Donald Trump have expressed their fury on social media after business tycoon George Soros described the former president as a “pitiful figure,” and predicted he will lose the 2024 Republican presidential nomination to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Soros, a Hungarian-American billionaire and philanthropist who has become a favored target for conspiracy theorists, was speaking at the Munich Security Conference, which is taking place in the German city between February 17 and 19.
The 92-year-old said: “My hope for 2024 is that Trump and Governor DeSantis of Florida will slug it out for the Republican nomination. Trump has turned into a pitiful figure, continuing mourning his loss in 2020. Big Republican donors are abandoning him in droves.
“DeSantis is shrewd, ruthless and ambitious. He is likely to be [the] Republican candidate. This could induce Trump, whose narcissism has turned into a disease, to run as a third-party candidate. That would lead to a Democratic landslide and force the Republican Party to reform itself.”
The Republican Response was deafening.
Kari Lake, a Republican who lost the November Arizona gubernatorial election, and is currently trying to get that result overturned in the courts, described Soros’s remarks on Twitter as the “kiss of death.”
Sebastian Gorka, who in 2017 served as President Trump’s deputy assistant, tweeted a video of Soros speaking, adding: “I get George Soros attacking President Trump, but praising DeSantis?”
Ryan Fournier, the founder of Students for Trump, wrote on Twitter: “George Soros coming out this strong against Trump is another reason why we need to support Donald Trump. Trump is the greatest threat to the Globalists.”
Laura Loomer, who in 2020 ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate in Florida for the House, tweeted: “In case you need any more of a reason to not support Ron DeSantis, George Soros is now rooting for him. Speaks volumes that Soros wants DeSantis to be the nominee.”
DeSantis has not yet declared any intent to run for President publicly, but a vast number of distinct actions behind the scenes have all-but foretold his ambitions.
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