As Americans jump into a new presidential cycle, many candidates have sought the Republican and Democratic nominations for president. On the Democratic side, many people think that Hillary Clinton, senator, Secretary of State and former First Lady is probably going to get the nomination. On the Republican side of the aisle, many people think that many possible contenders may have a say including Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Trump is perhaps the most controversial figure running in either party. Unlike many others who are seeking the nations highest public office, he has held no formal elected position in the United States before.
Many both abroad and in the United States do not regard his candidacy with great respect. His positions have been often quite controversial on many issues. One of his issues has been the issue of possible Islamic immigration to the United States. As Syria has faced many kinds of crisis, many Syrians have fled the region to other parts of the world. Many European nations have been faced with unexpected migration of large numbers of Muslim migrants to their nation, actions they have been unprepared to face. Some leaders have spoken out in favor of such immigration while others have taken the opposite viewpoint.
One observer with a foot in both Europe and the United States is Hungarian American billionaire George Soros. Soros grew up in post-war Hungary and made his way to the markets. He has enjoyed a great deal of success in the field of the stock market, allowing him to earn an impressive income and retire as one of the world’s richest men. His advice has been much sought after after his retirement. In a recent interview via Bloomberg TV, George Soros spoke to an audience at the world Economic Forum. He sees Trump’s views as both dangerous and possibly even seriously damaging to the interests of both the United States and Europe. He thinks that Trump’s view that we must keep out Muslim immigrants may harm all concerned.
Soros thinks that by suggesting that Muslims are unwanted in Europe and the United States, many Muslims may be tempted to join ISIS, a Muslim movement determined to establish a majority Muslim state in the Middle East. Muslims may think that moving to the United States or Europe is not an option for them, according to Soros. This may lead them to decide to join forces with ISIS because they feel this is the only way their voices will be heard and their interests represented in the world. Soros thinks that Trump needs to dial back his statements and reconsider his viewpoint on the matter of such immigration, especially if he is going to run for president.