The Economist calls a Trump presidency one of its ‘top 10 global risks’

The Economist calls a Trump presidency one of its ‘top 10 global risks’
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[Ed. – Well.  There you have it.  The P.G. Wodehouse of the current events press has spoken.]

With Donald Trump racking up wins in three more states (possibly four) on Tuesday, it’s looking much more likely he could be the GOP’s nominee, though whether he could win the general election is a different story.

If that were to happen, however, The Economist believes a Trump presidency poses a serious global risk. So serious, in fact, that the magazine has ranked it among its top 10 global risks for April.

“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 US and 11 other American and Asian states signed in February 2016,” the report states.

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