George Soros: Obama was ‘my greatest disappointment’

George Soros: Obama was 'my greatest disappointment'
Photo by: Francois Mori George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, listens to the conference after his speech titled "How to save the European Union" as he attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Council Meeting in Paris, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Former President Barack Obama was “actually my greatest disappointment,” liberal megadonor George Soros said in an interview published by The New York Times on Tuesday.

By Andrew Blake

An early supporter of Mr. Obama’s 2008 election campaign, Mr. Soros told The Times that he felt let down on a professional level by the lack of attention he received from the former president during his eight years in office.

Mr. Obama “closed the door on me” after he was elected, Mr. Soros said in the interview. “He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes.”

“He was someone who was known from the time when he was competing for the editorship of The Harvard Law Review to take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents,” Mr. Soros added.

Mr. Soros subsequently committed over $25 million during the 2016 U.S. general election to presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates, according to federal records.

He said he would be open to potentially funding moderate Republicans such as  Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, but cautioned his support would likely hurt either’s prospects.

“I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat,” Mr. Soros told The Times.

This article (George Soros: Obama was ‘my greatest disappointment’) was originally published on The Washington Times and syndicated by The Event Chronicle


  • This is a kind of bizzarro statement from George Soros. I am not sure why he should care so much for Obama. It strikes me as really strange. WIth so much of Soros commitment to killing this planet and organizing for us to kill each other. Why should he care about Obama? This touchiness seems so out of character

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