Published: Thu, October 13, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump would be 'dangerous' if elected

"If Donald Trump is elected on the basis of what he has said already-and unless that changes-I think it is without any doubt that he would be unsafe from an global point of view", Hussein said at a news briefing in Geneva on October 12.

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein called some of Trump's comments about vulnerable communities and the use of torture "deeply unsettling and disturbing".

Last month, Zeid said the rhetoric coming from Trump and other far-right populist leaders who have gained power recently in Europe served only to bolster extremist groups like ISIS.

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that he complained to the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon UN criticism against the Populists.

A senior United Nations official has said that USA presidential candidate Donald Trump's "deeply unsettling and disturbing" views make him a danger internationally.

Al-Hussein, the Jordanian UN diplomat, added that it was his duty to highlight comments that pointed to a possible increase of torture or to vulnerable communities being deprived of their rights. This occurred after a 2005 video surfaced last week showing him bragging crudely about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances.

He said at a news conference in Geneva that he was not keen or intent on interfering in any political campaign within any particular country, but said "to me, "Trump is out of it".

Mr Trump has said he would immediately re-authorise the waterboarding of suspected militants if elected on November 8, contending that "torture works".

On Wednesday, Zeid didn't directly answer a question about Hillary Clinton's reference to some of Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables", but spoke generally about the importance for moral leadership.

"The use of half-truths is a very clever political device".

Trump, 70, has portrayed himself as tough on national security and vowed to build a wall to stop Mexican immigrant "rapists" from crossing the border.

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