Donald Trump is a demagogue: Stephen Hawking
Hawking said Trump appeals to the lowest common denominator.
London: Stephen Hawking understands the workings of the universe — but says he cannot fathom the popularity of Donald Trump.
The British astrophysicist told ITV's morning show Monday that the presumptive Republican Party candidate for US president "is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator."
Hawking also appealed to British voters to vote to keep the United Kingdom inside the European Union in a 23 June referendum. He said remaining within the EU provided essential support for British scientific research as well as its economy and security.
He said: "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."
The Maharashtra chief minister made this suggestion in a virtual meeting held by the prime minister on Friday during which he took stock of the coronavirus situation
The 65-year-old businessman, meanwhile, remains on bail in the UK while a "confidential" legal matter, believed to be related to an asylum application, is resolved in connection with the unrelated extradition proceedings
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