Billionaire financier George Soros said in 2018 that the Trump administration is a “purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020 or even sooner.”
Soros made the comment at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The Trump administration is a “danger to the world,” he also said.
At the same conference, Soros also predicted nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea.
“The fact of nuclear war is so horrendous that we are trying to ignore it, but it is real,” he said. “Indeed, the United States is set on a course towards nuclear war by refusing to accept that [North] Korea has become a nuclear power.”
“This creates a strong incentive for North Korea to develop its nuclear capacity with all possible speed, which in turn may induce the United States to use its nuclear superiority pre-emptively, in effect to start a nuclear war to prevent a nuclear war, obviously a self-contradictory strategy.”
“Not only the survival of open society but the survival of our entire civilization is at stake,” he continued. “The rise of leadership such as Kim Jong Un in North Korea and Donald Trump in the United States have much to do with this.”
There is no indication that the U.S. and North Korea are on an unalterable path toward nuclear war.
Soros also said Trump, like Russian President Vladimir Putin, would like to create a “mafia state” in his country which suppresses individual rights – but that he’s prevented “because the Constitution and the institutions and a vibrant society won’t allow it.”
Soros has been accused of being behind many “color” cultural revolutions all over the world. Earlier this month, Open Society Foundations President Patrick Gaspard said the organization is set to “double down” on funding for “black-led justice organizations,” when announcing an investment totaling more than $200 million in such organizations.
Open Society Foundations is headed by Soros.
The recent uprisings and protests in the US and across the world is “the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years,” Gaspard added.
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