Several weeks ago, we presented a list of CEOs and corporations who have had the highest number of direct visits to the White House and, by implication, president Obama. As we said, these are the corporations (and CEOs) who own the White House, and the US presidency .
One name oddly missing was that of George Soros: the billionaire liberal donor whose fundraising efforts have been critical for the Democratic party in recent years. Which is surprising considering the substantial backing, mostly financial, Soros provided in 2007 and 2008 to a then largely unknown Senator from Illinois.
Or perhaps it is not surprising: a 2012 New Yorker profile of the relationship between the US president and one of the left’s most generous donors reveals stormy clouds:
“although he still supports Obama, Soros has been disappointed by him, both politically and personally. Small slights can loom large with wealthy donors. When Soros wanted to meet with Obama in Washington to discuss global economic problems, Obama’s staff failed to respond. Eventually, they arranged not a White House interview but, rather, a low-profile, private meeting in New York, when the President was in town for other business. Soros found this back-door treatment confounding. “He feels hurt,” a Democratic donor says.”
Fast forward to December 31, when in the pre-New Year’s lull, the State Department released its latest dump of Hillary Clinton emails, amounting to some 5,500 pages, a move Trump promptly slammed.
Do you believe that The State Department, on NEW YEAR’S EVE, just released more of Hillary’s e-mails. They just want it all to end. BAD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2015
And while it will take the media a few days to parse through all the emails, one already stands out: one revealing not only the relationship between Soros and Obama, but more importantly, Soros and the person who will likely be America’s next president.
As the following excerpt reveals, the abovementioned George Soros told a close Hillary Clinton ally in 2012 that he regretted supporting Barack Obama over her in the 2008 primaries and praised Clinton for giving him an open door to discuss policy, according to emails released Thursday by the State Department.
As first reported by Politico, in an email to Clinton, Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress, recounted a conversation she had while seated next to Soros at a dinner sponsored by the liberal major donor club called Democracy Alliance.
After Tanden informed Soros that she had worked for Clinton during her bitter 2008 campaign for the Democratic nomination against Obama, Tanden wrote that Soros “said he’s been impressed that he can always call/meet with you on an issue of policy and said he hasn’t met with the President ever (though I thought he had). He then said he regretted his decision…