Left-wing billionaire George Soros declared in a Wednesday interview that President Donald Trump is “fighting” for his political life and speculated the president will do “anything to remain in power.”
“Even in the United States, a confidence trickster like Trump can be elected president and undermine democracy from within,” Soros told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “But in the U.S. you have a great tradition of checks and balances and established rules. And above all, you have the Constitution. So I am confident that Trump will turn out to be a transitory phenomenon, hopefully ending in November.”
Soros then proclaimed that President Trump remains “very dangerous,” claiming “he’s fighting for his life and he will do anything to stay in power.”
This is not the first time Soros, a longtime Democrat donor who has poured billions into progressive causes, has lashed out at President Trump.
In a May interview, the Open Society Foundations founder claimed Trump would be a “dictator” if it were not for the U.S. Constitution. He said the president is self-destructing during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
“Donald Trump would like to be a dictator,” Soros told the Independent. “But he cannot be one because there is a constitution in the United States that people still respect. And it will prevent him from doing certain things. That does not mean that he will not try, because he is literally fighting for his life.”
“I will also say that I have put my faith in Trump to destroy himself, and he has exceeded my wildest expectations,” he added.
Soros has poured $52 million into political spending during the 2020 election cycle, according to recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.