One of the smartest men on earth, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, 74, called Donald Trump “a demagogue.’ Even he cannot explain Trump’s meteoric rise in the political scene. Hawking thinks the billionaire “seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.”
Important people call on the physicist all the time to help explain the mysteries of the universe. But London’s CNN affiliate show Good Morning Britain stumped one of the world’s most renowned scientists. According to the CNN London interview, Hawking said:
‘I can’t. He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.’
British parliamentarians even considered banning Trump from the UK entirely in public petition alleging that the billionaire’s hate speech was intolerable and should cause his to be banned from the country.
Trump’s campaign has been fraught with comments that are guaranteed to light the match to international relationships, both friends and enemies. Trump is anti-Islam and said that Brian has a “massive Muslim problem.”
His off-the-wall comments on Muslims reverberated throughout one of the U.S.’s best friends. The businessman-turned-politicians even irritated British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The brilliant physicist has joked about the U.S. presidential race. He also hopes Britain will vote to stay in the European Union. That would benefit not only Britain, but also the U.S.’s trade. Next month, Brits will hold a referendum, and the scientist urged people to support the Brexit issue:
‘Gone are the days we could stand on our own, against the world. We need to be part of a larger group of nations, both for our security, and our trade.
‘There are two obvious reasons why we should stay in. The first is that it promotes the mobility of people. Students can come here from EU countries to study, and our students can go to other EU universities.’
Then, the physicist talked about countries’ researchers coming together to solve major problems:
‘More importantly, at the level of research, the exchange of people enables skills to transfer more quickly, and brings new people with different ideas. Without this exchange we would become more culturally isolated and insular, and ultimately more remote from where
progress is being made.’
The Trump campaign has not yet replied to a message requesting comment.
H/T: CNN, London.