Outrageous The Economist Ranks a Trump Presidency As a Top 10 'Global Risk'
The Economist magazine has just ranked a Donald Trump presidency as one of the top 10 threats to the world.
In the magazine’s index of “global risk” factors, a Trump administration ranked among warnings of a fractured European Union and “the rising threat of jihadi terrorism.”
The publication explained its decision in this analysis:
“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.”
Fox Business panelists reacted this morning on Biz Block.
“Having an elitist British magazine” suggest that “Donald’s a bad guy on trade” may actually help him, said Charlie Gasparino.
Ben Stein agreed. “Trump’s trade policies are terrible – they are a real mess,” he said. “But the idea that we need to be lectured to by The Economist, that’s insane.”
“There’s no way in the world he’s a top 10 threat to the world,” said Charles Payne. “This helps him, it doesn’t hurt him.”