George Soros: Trump Presidency Will 'Disappear' in 2020—or 'Even Sooner'
At the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week, liberal billionaire investor George Soros declared that the Trump presidency is a "danger to the world" which will "disappear" in 2020 or sooner.
"Clearly, I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world," Soros said. "But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner. I give President Trump credit for motivating his core supporters brilliantly, but for every core supporter, he has created a greater number of core opponents who are equally strongly motivated. That is why I expect a Democratic landslide in 2018."
Soros, a major left-wing donor, also said that his "goal" is to "reestablish a functioning two-party system" in the United States.
"My personal goal in the United States is to help reestablish a functioning two-party system. This will require not only a landslide in 2018 but also a Democratic Party that will aim at non-partisan redistricting, the appointment of well-qualified judges, a properly conducted census and other measures that a functioning two-party system requires," he said.
"In the United States, President Trump would like to establish a mafia state but he can’t, because the Constitution, other institutions, and a vibrant civil society won’t allow it," he argued, amping up his hyperbole. “Not only the survival of open society but the survival of our entire civilization is at stake. The rise of leaders such as Kim Jong Un in North Korea and Donald Trump in the United States have much to do with this.”