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George Soros Warned Son Alex: ‘Never Be Like Trump’

Alex Soros opened up to the Israeli news source Yedioth Ahronoth during a press conference in Berlin last week. The 33-year-old philanthropist and Founding Chair of Bend the Arc, a Jewish social action group, spoke to journalist Nahum Barnea about everything ranging from Trump to a two-state solution, Jewish Insider reported.

The younger Soros also recalled that his billionaire father, George Soros, gave him some advice about Donald Trump, who was then a wealthy businessman with no obvious political plans.

“You know that Donald Trump is the son of a rich father, who grew up rich from childhood. I also grew up in wealth. My father used to warn me — jokingly — as a child: ‘Never be like Trump,’” he said.

He also credited his father for instilling Zionism in him — albeit a more liberal version than the dominant ideology in today’s Israel.

“[George Soros] thinks that Israel has the right to exist… If it did not matter to him, he wouldn’t have advised me, at the time (after his Bar mitzvah ceremony), to emigrate to Israel. My father would like to see Israel in the image of Yitzhak Rabin.”

Soros added that both he and his father are supporters of a two-state solution— and that maybe in the future he will use his money to push for it.

“If Sheldon Adelson can invest in Israeli politics, I can, too,” he said, referring to the right-wing megadonor. “I am young.”

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