Soros Praises ‘Ruthless, Shrewd’ DeSantis, Believes ‘Ambitious’ Governor Will Beat Trump In 2024

George Soros, the ultra wealthy, liberal mega donor has celebrated Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and predicted that 45th President Donald Trump will lose the 2024 Republican nomination to the younger man.

According to a report by the Washington Examiner, Soros said that DeSantis will take the 2024 nomination from the former president, resulting in the 45th President to run as a third party candidate.

“This could induce Trump, whose narcissism has turned into a disease, to run as a third-party candidate. This would lead to a Democratic landslide and force the Republican Party to reform itself,” said Soros at the 2023 Munich Security Conference.

During his remarks, Soros fawned over DeSantis’ “ambitious” style and slammed the former President for being upset about losing the 2020 election.

“DeSantis is shrewd, ruthless, and ambitious. He is likely to be the Republican candidate,” the billionaire Democrat said, adding that Trump “has turned into a pitiful figure continually bemoaning his loss in 2020. Big Republican donors are abandoning him in droves.”

In his speech Soros lamented the 45th President’s vision for America, accusing him of being a threat to “democracy” — criticisms that he notably refused to levy at DeSantis.

“Trump is a deeply flawed character, a confidence trickster whose narcissism grew into a disease. He feels no commitment to democracy; democracy merely provides him with a stage on which to perform. As president, he was more interested in hobnobbing with dictators than in promoting democratic principles,” said Soros.

“Trump’s role model was Putin, who amassed a fortune while asserting total control over his country,” the Democrat financier added.

“Trump attracted a lot of non-educated white followers, but his biggest backers were the mega-rich — and he certainly delivered for them. First, he cut their taxes. Second, he nominated to the Supreme Court ideologues who embraced an extreme version of the Republican agenda. Third, he brought the Republican Party under his control by threatening those who didn’t swear loyalty to him with a challenge in the primaries,” Soros said.

Soros slammed President Trump over his election integrity efforts following the highly controversial results of the 2020 presidential contest. Soros noted that if Trump had succeeded in securing America’s elections from voter fraud and election irregularities, he would have remained in power.

“Lastly, he encouraged Republican-controlled states to introduce outrageous measures of voter suppression to ensure that his party would remain in power indefinitely. With that program, he was almost reelected in 2020,” he added.

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