As we all know, Donald Trump is not shy about anything. He will open his mouth and pretty much say whatever he wants. During the last few months he has often made mention of the millions of dollars he has at his disposal that are going to help him win the Oval Office.
The good news is Trump isn’t the only one with millions at his disposal. According to an article published on the Fox News Latino website, billionaire George Soros is putting up his own millions to prevent Trump from getting into the Oval Office and to mobilize the Latino community in the process.
Soros, as well as several other donors, have launched a $15 million campaign through a new Super PAC named Immigrant Voters Win. The campaign will fund organizations in several states including Nevada, Colorado and Florida as they are known for having large Latino communities.
The goal is to mobilize hundreds of thousands of Latinos and to get them to go out and vote democrat in November. Trump made headlines last year when he proposed a hard-line immigration policy. Soros is donating $5 million of his own money to ensure Trump’s policy doesn’t see the light of day.
Those involved in this campaign told the Times this is by far the largest effort that is specifically targeting Latinos and immigrants. By November campaign supporters hope to have 400,000 new registered voters.
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Cristóbal Alex, the president of the Latino Victory Project, said this is all about taking the gloves off and fighting back. He believes if Trump gets in office, his policies will tear millions of families apart.
Soros told the Times via email that he was not very pleased with the tone of the Republicans who are running for President. He found Trump’s call to ban all Muslim refugees from the United States quite upsetting.
If you look at George Soros’ history you will see he has long been a supporter of liberal political causes. Over the years he has donated millions upon millions to various organizations in support of Democratic candidates.
He was quoted by the Times as saying, “The intense anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric that has been fueled by the Republican primary is … harmful to our democracy and to our national interests.”
He believes there has to be consequences for the outrageous proposals that have been made by Trump and other Republican hopefuls.
According to the Times, this new campaign is a direct response to the criticism the Latino community doesn’t get enough financial support from wealthy liberals.
Alex said one of the many reasons the Latino turnout has been so low is because no one has invested in the community. Now that donors see the importance of the Latino vote, they are more willing to invest in the Latino community.
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