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."
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Updated Date: May 30, 2016 20:38:17 IST