Marjorie Taylor Greene pushes often-made claim that Alvin Bragg is linked to George Soros
The Right Side Broadcasting Network advertised a “free Trump knife” ahead of the rally in Waco, Texas.
Marjorie Taylor Greene repeated a claim often made by conservatives about Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
“Here we have Alvin Bragg, on the verge of breaking the law, as he’s trying to please his Master, George Soros,” she said on RSBN.
Mr Trump pushed the same idea in a post on Truth Social on Wednesday.
“How can a highly controversial, George Soros backed District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, who presides over one of the most crime ridden, violent, and dangerous Cities in the U.S., with no retribution toward these heinous criminals, bring charges against the 45th, and quite possibly the 47th, President of the United States, who received more votes than any sitting President in history, over 75,000,000, and who is currently leading all candidates, by a lot, when there is NO CRIME OF ANY KIND???” Mr Trump wrote.
But the connection between Mr Bragg and Mr Soros is far from as close as Republicans would like it to appear.
The racial justice group Color of Change, to which Mr Soros donated $1m in 2021, works to influence government and corporate policy across the US.
The Open Society Policy Center, which is funded by Mr Soros, sent $7m to the group’s 501(c)(4) branch that same year.
But none of those funds was earmarked for the Bragg campaign or connected to attempts to influence him, CNBC notes.
A spokesperson for Mr Soros told CNBC that he “has never met or spoken to Alvin Bragg”.
Democrats and experts have often argued that the attacks on Mr Soros, who is Jewish, are anti-Semitic.
The president of Color of Change, Rashad Robinson, tweeted on 19 March: “Make no mistake, over the next couple of days as more news about potential consequences for Trump circulates, we will see a flood of anti-Black and anti-Semitic attacks from the former President and his supporters and enablers.”