George Soros Regrets Backing Obama in 2008


An email message that was recently released by the State Department shows that George Soros, a billionaire supporter of the Democrats, told an ally of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that he regrets giving his support to Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary elections.

An article published by The Hill says that Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, sent an email to Clinton in May 2012 in which she shared details of a talk that she had with Soros at a dinner. Soros apparently told her that he was impressed with the fact that he can always get in touch with Clinton regarding policy issues and that he never had such open communication with Obama. He told Tanden that he enjoyed working with Hillary Clinton right from when she was First Lady. He then said that supporting Obama in 2008 was a mistake.

In 2012, an article from The New Yorker shows that Soros made a donation of $5 million to help Obama win the 2008 election and that he later felt like the President “snubbed” him once he was elected, despite the large amount of support that he was given by Soros throughout his campaign. Soros had a desire to come to Washington to meet with Obama over problems affecting the global economy, but the President’s staff failed to respond to the request.

Instead of getting an interview at the White House, Soros instead met with Obama behind closed doors in New York City, at a time when the President was in town on business. Soros found this low-profile meeting disappointing, especially with how much he supported Obama during his campaign. According to some people close to Soros who spoke to the press, the billionaire was highly upset that that Obama wouldn’t invite him to have a formal meeting in the White House.