Alexander Soros has spoken out against the attempted bomb attacks launched at his father and other powerful Democrats, blaming both Donald Trump and David Duke.
An explosive device was sent to billionaire Democrat donor George Soros’ home in the wealthy New York suburb of Westchester on Monday afternoon.
Two days later, pipe bombs were also sent to a number of high-profile political targets, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and CNN.
George Soros’ son called the incidents a ‘threat to the future of American democracy’ as he hit out at the president in a New York Times op-ed titled ‘The Hate That Is Consuming Us’.
Alexander Soros argued that while his father has long faced anti-Semitism, ‘something changed in 2016’.
‘Before that, the vitriol he faced was largely confided to the extremist fringes, among white supremacists and nationalists who sought to undermine the very foundations of democracy,’ Soros writes.
‘But with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, things got worse.’
Soros noted that among Trump’s biggest supporters were ‘white supremacists and anti-Semites like David Duke’.
And Trump’s final television ad before the presidential election featured his father, as well as Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen and Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd Blankfein.
‘All of them Jewish – amid dog-whistle language about “special interests” and “global special interests,”‘ Soros added.
‘A genie was let out of the bottle, which may take generations to put back in.’
While Soros agrees that the responsibility for the attempted bomb attacks lies with those who sent the lethal devices to his father’s home, there is plenty of blame to be shared.
‘I cannot see it divorced from the new normal of political demonization that plagues us today,’ he continued.
Soros acknowledged that his family was hardly the only one subject to hatred.
‘There are too many people in the United States and around the world who have felt the force of this malign spirit,’ he wrote.
‘It is now all too “normal” that people who speak their minds are routinely subjected to personal hostility, hateful messages on social media, and death threats.’
‘It is also all too normal that organizations doing important pro-democracy work face existential threats simply because they accept support from the foundations my father started.’
‘And all too normal that political leaders who swear an oath of office to protect all citizens instead pursue politics of division and hate.’
Soros noted that much has changed in America since the day when Senator John McCain defended Obama among his own supporters when they tried to claim he was ‘an Arab’.