(USA Today) Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros has become a target of Donald Trump supporters, who began organizing protests against the prominent Democratic donor they accuse of contributing to civil unrest in the wake of the elections.
The Hungarian-born investor, a Jew who survived the Nazi occupation during World War II and committed about $12 billion of his fortune to human rights work around the world, has long been a lightning rod for conservatives for his support of liberal causes.
That criticism has reached a fever pitch online since the presidential election. Trump voters and conspiracy theorists see Soros’ hand — and wallet — in the protests that raged across the country in the days after the election. It’s a claim of financial support Soros’ Open Society Foundations disavows.