Soros warns the fate of the world is at stake in 2020: Billionaire investor claims Facebook is helping re-elect Trump, ‘whose narcissim is a malignant disease’, and warns China’s Xi Jingping is trying to exploit the US president’s weaknesses
- Democrat donor George Soros, 89, accused Facebook and Trump of conspiracy
- Soros said: ‘It makes me very concerned about the outcome for 2020’
- He called Trump a ‘con man,’ the ‘ultimate narcissist’ and a ‘climate denier’
- Soros told the dinner hosted by his foundation ‘fate of the world’ hangs on 2020
Liberal billionaire George Soros has claimed that Facebook is conspiring to get Donald Trump re-elected and warned of China’s growing power.
‘Facebook will work together to re-elect Trump, and Trump will work to protect Facebook so that this situation cannot be changed and it makes me very concerned about the outcome for 2020,’ the Democrat donor said at the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday.
Soros offered no evidence for this ‘informal mutual assistance operation.’ A Facebook spokesman said it is ‘just plain wrong.’ It comes after Facebook announced earlier this month it would not police political adverts’ truthfulness on first amendment grounds.
Soros, 89, claimed that when Trump won the presidency in 2016 it ‘turned his narcissism into a malignant disease,’ adding that the Chinese were ‘exploiting his weakness.’
Liberal billionaire George Soros has claimed that Facebook is conspiring to get Donald Trump re-elected, referring to the president as a ‘malignant disease’
The philanthropist accused China’s Xi Jinping of using ‘artificial intelligence to have total control of his people.’
He said that the presidential election would not just determine Trump’s relationship with Xi but also the ‘fate of the world.’
Soros’ criticism comes after Trump and Xi agreed a ‘phase one’ trade deal, with China agreeing to increase purchases of US manufacturing, energy and agricultural goods by at least $200billion over the next two years.
However, WEF experts at Davos this week said they were doubtful Beijing and Washington would come to a phase two agreement.
Soros last year at Davos accused Trump of making concessions to China while claiming victory and taking aim at US allies instead of trying to curb Beijing’s abuses.
Despite his criticisms of the President, Soros yesterday acknowledged that Trump has ‘an instinct of how (the Democrats) are going to respond to his actions.’
He also described the rumbling impeachment trial as ‘strictly pro forma,’ saying that Republicans would not betray Trump.
The President had told told world leaders on Tuesday to ‘reject the environmental prophets of doom’ during his keynote address at Davos.
Trump’s speech took a swipe at the likes of Greta Thunberg, who Soros praised in his remarks.
Soros also outlined a $1 billion cash injection for a new university network he calls the ‘most important and most enduring project of my life.’
‘And I would like to see it realized while I am still around,’ he told journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
President Donald Trump told told world leaders on Tuesday to ‘reject the environmental prophets of doom’ during his keynote address at Davos
The philanthropist who made his billions in the markets said the Open Society University Network (OSUN) would pull together higher-education networks worldwide with ‘in-person and online discussions’ – and will look for partners.
The network will be built around Soros’ Central European University and Bard College, north of New York City.
‘To demonstrate our commitment to OSUN, we are contributing $1 billion to it,’ he said. ‘But we can’t build a global network on our own; we will need partner institutions and supporters from all around the world to join us in this enterprise.’
‘I consider OSUN the most important and enduring project of my life and I should like to see it implemented while I am still around,’ Soros said.