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Soros calls Elizabeth Warren the candidate ‘most qualified to be president’

But American-Jewish billionaire says he won’t endorse any of the Democratic candidates because he will work with whoever the electorate chooses against Trump

George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

George Soros, an American-Jewish billionaire and major donor to the Democratic Party, said in an interview that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is “the most qualified to be president.”

Warren, who is in the top tier of polls for the Democratic presidential nomination, has “emerged as the clear-cut person to beat,” Soros said in an interview with The New York Times published Friday.

“I don’t take a public stance, but I do believe that she is the most qualified to be president,” he said.

“I’m not endorsing anybody because I want to work with whoever,” he added. “I don’t express my views generally because I have to live with whoever the electorate chooses.”

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat-Massachusetts, speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, October 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (John Minchillo/AP)

Soros, a favorite target of President Donald Trump and his supporters, also expressed confidence that his own liberal worldview will win out over Trump’s brand of nationalism. He predicted that Trump will lose the 2020 election.

Criticism of Soros has also at times been accused of verging into anti-Semitism.

“[Trump] is an aberration, and he is clearly putting his personal interests ahead of the national interests,” Soros said. “I think it will contribute to his demise next year. So I am slightly predicting that things will turn around.”

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