Bernie Sanders and Jeb Bush have caused quite a stir over the past month with their campaign called “Black Lives Matters.” While the premises of the campaign are absolutely a worthwhile cause, it has been erroneously reported that George Soros gave $33 million. This story has been circulating for quite some time now. The democrats see this campaign as a big problem. The real problem for Soros is that the rumors have gone mainstream.
On a recent episode of The O’Reilly Factor, the topic of Soros and his generous giving was mentioned. Additionally, people are left to wonder, if Soros is not funding this left-winged campaign, then who is? Sources say that this organization is being funded by non-other than Jay-Z and Beyonce.
George Soros name got mixed into the group because it was three female employees that work at one of his affiliated companies that started the organization. One theory is the rumors started when Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi went public trying to gain momentum by using Soros name as one of their financial backers. It was all lies and not really used with malicious intent, rather, they just wanted to drum up more support. In fact, a spokesperson for the Soros’ Open Society Foundations says the billionaire is very generous, but he did not donate money to this cause.
The director of the U.S. programs at Open Society Foundations, Kim Zimmerman, spoke out against this outrage. She has no clue where the rumors originated and how it got blown to such a substantial proportion. The deaths of young black Americans cannot be ignored, but being such a political person, Soros is not going to affiliate himself with anything that may be deemed as controversial in manner.
Everyone knows that George Soros backs Hilary Clinton as the next president of the United States. He was able to raise $2 million in PAC money for her campaign. As a pro-Hillary Clinton activist, he would not back an organization that is run by Bernie Sanders. Soros has never been in the business of paying for protest type events. He hasn’t in the past and he isn’t going to start now.
Soros is known for his philanthropy, specially the Open Foundation, but he tries to stick with causes that are less controversial in nature at http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/. While he is saddened by the number of senseless deaths that have occurred, he does not take a public stance on the matter. He has one goal in mind for this year and that is to make sure that Clinton wins the election and becomes president. He is not going to do anything that will directly counteract his goal.