If Trump becomes the US President, it ranks among the top 10 risks facing the planet
Victor Reklaitis is a London-based markets writer for MarketWatch. Follow him on Twitter @VicRek.
Trump as president? It’s a top 10 global risk,....... The Economistwarns
By Victor Reklaitis
Mar 17, 2016
Donald Trump becoming U.S. president ranks among the top 10 risks facing the planet, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Likely trade missteps helped earn the business man and reality television star-turned-candidate this dubious honor.
“In the event of a Trump victory, his hostile attitude to free trade, and alienation of Mexico and China in particular, could escalate rapidly into a trade war — and at the least scupper the Trans-Pacific Partnership between the U.S. and 11 other American and Asian states signed in February 2016,” the Economist Intelligence Unit, an advisory arm of U.K. periodical The Economist, said Wednesday.
Foreign relations and immigration factored into Trump’s ranking, too.
“His militaristic tendencies towards the Middle East (and ban on all Muslim travel to the U.S.) would be a potent recruitment tool for jihadi groups, increasing their threat both within the region and beyond,” the group added.