Stephen Hawking: Donald Trump Appeals to "Lowest Common Denominator"

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He said the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is a "demagogue."

Stephen Hawking did not hold back when asked to express his opinion on Donald Trump.

The famous physicist, who has deepened the world's understanding of the universe, was asked whether he could explain Trump's popularity in the U.S.

"I can't," the British cosmologist said, in an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Hawking said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is "a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator."

The scientist talked about his own country's politics in the interview as well, urging voters to keep Britain in the European Union.

"Gone are the days when we could stand on our own, against the world," he said. "We need to be part of a larger group of nations, both for our security and our trade. The possibility of our leaving the EU has already led to a sharp fall in the pound, because the markets judge that it will damage our economy."

 

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