Mar 17, 2016
By Andy Johnson
The Economist Intelligence Unit has declared Donald Trump winning the U-S presidency one of the top ten risks facing the world.
The European research firm is warning that Trump’s election could disrupt the global economy and heighten political and security risks in the US. Trump’s potential election is rated as riskier than Britain leaving the European Union or an armed clash in the South China Sea.
However, the EIU does not expect Trump to defeat Hilary Clinton who it sees as his most likely Democratic opponent.
The EIU ranks Trump as a 12 on scale of one to 25 and gives his potential election the same level of risk it gives the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilizing the global economy.