Trump Presidency Rated As One Of The Top 10 Risks Facing The World

A Trump presidency would be catastrophic.

As “The Donald” creeps closer to snatching the GOP Republican Nomination, the world is beginning to worry. No doubt about it, Trump is controversial. Globally, when the elections first began, nations watched with mild amusement. Assuming, as I am sure most Americans did, surely this is a Republican stunt of some sort—good ole American dramatics. A classic and feeble attempt at misdirection. We would all be mesmerized by Trump’s ridiculous hairdo and outrageous comments and THEN the republicans would quietly slip in the “real” candidate.

The world now sees that America’s big haired problem could become their problem.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a research firm that conducts economic global risk assessments. They make predictions on potential threats to the global economy. The EIU recently listed Trump as one of the top 10 risks to the global economy (Trump is sixth). EIU has developed a rating system that rates potential risks on a scale of 1-20. Trump as president was rated as a 12—tied with “The rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilizing the global economy.” The rating of a 12 denotes a high risk, moderate probability. Trump is rated as a 12 because they feel there is only a moderate chance of him becoming president.

There is a moderate chance of “The Donald” becoming president. Mind blowing.

What is most disconcerting to other nations is Trump’s lack of experience and his hostile attitude towards foreigners. He has never held an elected office and has zero experience with foreign policy. The EIU put it this way:

“Mr. Trump has given very few details of his policies – and these tend to be prone to constant revision – but a few themes have become apparent. First, he has been exceptionally hostile towards free trade, including notably NAFTA, and has repeatedly labelled China as a “currency manipulator. He has also taken an exceptionally right-wing stance on the Middle East and jihadi terrorism, including, among other things, advocating the killing of families of terrorists…”

They went on to say: “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…”

The EIU also outlined the internal damage a Trump presidency would cause. In their report they noted that the animosity and hostility within the Republican Party would be a major hindrance to policy making. Couple that with the deep dislike of the Democrats—Trump wouldn’t be able to get anything through Congress.

The world clearly sees the travesty of a Trump presidency.

There is a moderate possibility the Trump could become president.

Wake up America.

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Denise is currently a writer and editor for a federal agency in Washington, DC. Prior to that she served as an elementary and middle school teacher in Charleston, SC. She is an open-minded free spirit always read for new adventures. She enjoys traveling and relishes being exposed to alternate points of view. She is passionate about what she does and does everything passionately. Faith, family and finances are the core of her value system. She follows her own path and marches to her own beat. She is a dream chaser and with her husband and best friend by her side, she plans to take over the world.