When was the last time the British research organization, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said a candidate for the U.S. presidency could have a dangerous global impact on the world economy?
But this year the group released a global risk assessment, ranking the election of Donald Trump a 12 on a scale of one to 25 — the same number it assigned to the possibility that jihadi terrorism would destabilize the global economy.
"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 EIU said.
The report notes that Trump would not beat Hillary Clinton if he does become the Republican nominee.
I'm not sure how they came up with that conclusion. Trump's chances of being elected are being downplayed by a lot of political pundits, but deep down I think their all really afraid he will get elected.
Trump has unleashed a whirlwind and no one knows where it'll take this country.
I feel like we're watching a train wreck slowly unfold, and are helpless to do anything about it.
Time for me to walk on down the road...