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After Bomb Scare, Soros Foundation Decries ‘Politics of Hate’

  • FBI joint terrorism task force investigating mailed package
  • Soros has been under attack from Trump, other Republicans
George Soros

George Soros

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A foundation backed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros slammed the political divide in the U.S. and called for more civility, one day after an apparent explosive device was discovered in the mail at his suburban New York home.

"The politics of hate that dominates our discourse today in the U.S. and in so many countries around the world breed extremism and violence," the Open Society Foundations said in a statement. "In this climate of fear, falsehoods and rising authoritarianism, just voicing your views can draw death threats.”