This morning Open Society Foundations (OSF) President Patrick Gaspard appeared on MSNBC to talk about the bomb found at the residence of George Soros, the philanthropist and founder of OSF, of which OSI-Baltimore is the only U.S. field office.
“George Soros has been saying for quite some time now that language can be weaponized and the chief executive of the United States has been spreading a kind of shrapnel with his words and with his tone,” said Gaspard, who was the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa during the Obama administration.
Gaspard responded to claims made by President Trump and others that Soros was supporting a caravan of migrants from Honduras coming through Mexico toward the U.S.
“George Soros and the Open Society Foundations are playing absolutely no role in funding any caravan that’s marching toward the United States,” Gaspard said. “This is a foundation that respects and believes in sovereign borders, but at the same time, honors the long-held tradition of Republicans and Democrats in the United States of welcoming refugees from violence who have rightful claims to amnesty. We have procedures at our borders for that and the President, who knows this and knows better, should not just be casting blame without evidence on Americans like George Soros.”
Gaspard will be in Baltimore next Tuesday at the Baltimore Museum of Art as the keynote speaker in the last event in OSI-Baltimore’s 20th Anniversary Speaker Series.