(RightWing.org) – Former President Bill Clinton left office in January 2001 but has remained visible in the political world. He even campaigned during his wife’s 2008 and 2016 presidential bids. He still regularly travels the world, attending events. Most recently, he traveled to Albania, where he received a public gratitude medal from the country’s prime minister. During this trip, Clinton also took the time to meet with a notable figure: Pope Francis.
Meeting the Pope
On Wednesday, July 5, rumors surfaced that Clinton, along with Alex Soros, met with Pope Francis. That meeting was later confirmed to be true, and a video emerged on the Vatican News website. The two congregated at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (Casa Santa Marta), which sits adjacent to St. Peter’s Basilica. A short blurb about the video indicates the pair discussed peace during their meeting, but there was little other information available. This was Clinton’s second visit to the Vatican. The first came in 1994, during his first term.
Additionally, according to Vatican News, Pope Francis emerged briefly to greet Clinton’s delegation, which included several security guards, Marc Mazvinsky, his son-in-law, Strobe Talbott, who served in the Clinton Administration, and Alex Soros, a name that immediately drew a lot of controversy.
Who Is Alex Soros?
Alex Soros is the son of billionaire George Soros, who is widely known for backing Democratic candidates across the country in an effort to push progressive ideals. The younger Soros, who was recently named chair of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), will be taking his father’s place, according to a statement made on June 11.
Soros traveling with Clinton should come as no surprise, considering the two push the same radical ideas. Additionally, he has been to the White House at least 20 times since President Joe Biden took office, according to Fox News. Further, according to Media Research Center (MRC), he is “even more radically leftist than his father,” and his platform extends to issues such as climate change and, particularly, abortion, a topic that MRC says he is “obsessed with.” He even referred to the Trump Administration as “white supremacists.”
Immediately after taking the helm from his father, the younger Soros started taking action approving “significant changes to the foundations’ operating model,” which included the reduction of about 40% of the OSF staff. However, it remains committed to its “philanthropic” activities, which in 2022, consisted of issuing more than 3,200 grants totaling $130 million in active impact investments.
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