Donald Trump Accused George Soros of Paying Actors to Participate in Political Protests
Type: Conspiracy TheoriesOct 18 2018 Severity: Targeted: George Soros
& The Media
Donald Trump accused progressive billionaire and philanthropist George Soros of paying actors to protest against Republican officials, a claim that is patently false and without merit. Soros has been the target of countless conspiracy theories on the right throughout his lifetime, but this is the first time a US President has accused him of paying actors to protest the Republican Party.
Quote | It's not the first time the billionaire has been embroiled in conspiracy theories.
"Do you ever see when the fake news interviews them [protesters]? And then they try and cut it, but they -- they'll go to a person holding a sign who gets paid by Soros or somebody, right? That's what happens."
Targeted by Trump