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Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The research firm warns he could disrupt the global economy and heighten political and security risks in the US.
He has been exceptionally hostile towards free trade, including notably Nafta, and has repeatedly labelled China as a 'currency manipulator'," the EIU said.
It warned his strong language directed towards Mexico and China in particular "could escalate rapidly into a trade war".
On the campaign trail, Mr Trump has advocated killing the families of terrorists and invading Syria to eradicate the so-called Islamic State group and appropriate its oil.
"His militaristic tendencies towards the Middle East and ban on all Muslim travel to the US would be a potent recruitment tool for jihadi groups, increasing their threat both within the region and beyond," the EIU added.
"His militaristic tendencies towards the Middle East
repeatedly labelled China as a 'currency manipulator'
his strong language directed towards Mexico and China
originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed
So in your opinion, we need a more aggressive USA?
You blame every evils of the world on Obama but it's the House (which was Republican in majority) who called the shots and hushed Obama.
originally posted by: DAVID64
"His militaristic tendencies towards the Middle East"
Remind me again....which President didn't have that outlook on the M.E ? I guess all those troops were/are on vacation and they all just happen to pick the same spot?
It sounds like Obama doesn't have any friends on the world stage
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that President Barack Obama's relatively aloof approach to diplomacy has left him few — if any — close, personal relationships with world leaders.
Then is then, and now is now. Along with his plummeting approval ratings in the United States (a new Gallup Poll low of 39% approval vs. 53% disapproval), those outside of America also are increasingly disenthralled. More seriously, leaders of other countries have begun openly mocking Obama and his administration and, by extension, the United States. Last Monday, Jan. 14, 2014, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon mocked (and later apologized) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry — and, by implication, Obama’s Middle East policy and his foreign policy in general — as “messianic.”