What lies are told about him?

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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.”

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