When did the Amer­i­can right turn against him?

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When he started op­pos­ing Ge­orge W. Bush. Though Soros de­scribes him­self as a cen­trist, he felt that Bush’s re­sponses to the 9/11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks—creat­ing the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity and in­vad­ing Afghanistan and Iraq—were steps to­ward au­thor­i­tar­i­an­ism and end­less war. He be­gan fund­ing lib­eral and Demo­cratic groups. Soros says he hopes for a re­turn to bi­par­ti­san­ship in the U.S., and that only Repub­li­can ex­trem­ism pushed him into U.S. pol­i­tics. “I don’t par­tic­u­larly want to be a Demo­crat,” he said. But it’s in­dis­putable that he has given con­sis­tently to lib­er­als. In 2016 alone, he spent over $18 mil­lion on po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns af­fil­i­ated with Democrats.

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