What lies are told about him?
Soros has been blamed, with no evidence, for instigating and funding the NFL anthem protests, the riots in Ferguson, and the migrant caravan on the Mexican border. Right-wing radio and TV personalities such as Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly have depicted Soros as a liberal mastermind behind every left-wing group; a Facebook page called “George Soros Exposed” describes Soros as “the most evil man on this planet.” Several Republican politicians have echoed these portrayals. This year, Sen. Chuck Grassley accused Soros of paying the women who protested against the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. President Trump repeated that charge and also said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Soros funded the caravan of Central American migrants. In reality, none of Soros’ groups, including his Open Society Foundations, provides any funding for protests. Soros is “a banker, he’s Jewish, he gives to Democrats,” said human rights lawyer Michael Posner. “He’s sort of a perfect storm for vilification by the Right, here and in Europe.”