Report: Soros, Big Liberal Donors Meeting with Dems on Stopping Trump
Leftist Billionaire George Soros is reportedly holding a three day convention in Washington, D.C. to stop Donald Trump! pic.twitter.com/5uyjvw6D3m
— Trish Regan Intel (@TrishIntel) November 14, 2016
Billionaire George Soros and other big Democratic donors are meeting for three days in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to stop President-elect Donald Trump's agenda.
The reported closed-door meetings kicked off Sunday night at the upscale Mandarin Oriental hotel.
Politico reports that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Keith Ellison - who is in the running to be the next DNC chair - are among the key Democrats expected to attend.
The conference is sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club.
The meeting is the first major gathering of the institutional left since Trump’s shocking victory over Hillary Clinton in last week’s presidential election, and, if the agenda is any indication, liberals plan full-on trench warfare against Trump from Day One. Some sessions deal with gearing up for 2017 and 2018 elections, while others focus on thwarting President-elect Trump’s 100-day plan, which the agenda calls “a terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements — and our progressive vision for an equitable and just nation.”
Yet the meeting also comes as many liberals are reassessing their approach to politics — and the role of the Democracy Alliance, or DA, as the club is known in Democratic finance circles. The DA, its donors and beneficiary groups over the last decade have had a major hand in shaping the institutions of the left, including by orienting some of its key organizations around Clinton, and by basing their strategy around the idea that minorities and women constituted a so-called “rising American electorate” that could tip elections to Democrats.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called out the Democratic Party for growing out of touch with ordinary Americans, arguing that it was "embarrassing" for the party to lose white working-class voters to Trump.
I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 14, 2016