Spooky dude George Soros, long accustomed to buying and selling politicians, called former President Barack Obama his “greatest disappointment” in a New York Times interview published on Tuesday.
The wealthy liberal donor was quickly corrected by an aide, prompting him to qualify his comment to say he hadn’t been disappointed by Obama’s presidency but felt let down on a professional level, according to The Times.
Soros, an early backer of Obama in 2008, was hopeful the then-president would seek his counsel, especially on financial and economic matters.
“Instead, he was frozen out,” the newspaper suggested.
“He closed the door on me,” Soros said of Obama, after his 2008 election. “He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes.”
The billionaire dubbed “Spooky Dude” by conservative personality Glenn Beck, said Obama had fallen victim to a familiar personality trait of his.
“He was someone who was known from the time when he was competing for the editorship of The Harvard Law Review to take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents,” Soros said.
While trying to distance himself from Obama, Fox News Tucker Carlson noted earlier this year Obama wasn’t exactly returning the favor, having contributed $9 million of taxpayer money to a Soros-backed group in his final year in office.
Soros contributed more than $25 million to Hillary Clinton in 2016, and to other Democratic candidates and causes. He’s also behind an effort to elect liberal states attorney around the country, but fears he’s losing in the push for liberal democracy.
In the same breath, he claimed that his main goal as a political activist was to see a return to bipartisanship.
“I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat,” he said under the guise of rejecting partisan politics.
“I’m opposed to the extreme left,” he said of where he stands. “It should stop trying to keep up with the extremists on the right.”
Soros said that it was because of far right Republicans that he became a top funder for the Democratic Party.
He also praised Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., whose McCain Institute for International Leadership was the recipient of a $100,000 from Soros, according to the Daily Caller.
Other moderate Republicans he mentioned were Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.
Soros told The Times that he’d like to see the GOP reform itself into a more moderate party.
We bet you would, Spooky Dude. We bet you would.