Donald Trump win could boost ‘imitators’: EU Parliament chief

Martin Schulz, a member of Germany's center-left Social Democrats, told German magazine Der Spiegel in comments published on September 15 that the Republican nominee is a problem "for the whole world."

By: AP | Berlin | Published:September 15, 2016 11:22 pm
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The president of the European Parliament says he fears that a victory in the US presidential election for Donald Trump, whom he labels “apparently irresponsible,” could boost what he calls “imitators” in Europe. Martin Schulz, a member of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats, told German magazine Der Spiegel in comments published on September 15 that the Republican nominee is a problem “for the whole world.”

Schulz was quoted as saying: “If a man sits in the White House who flirts with having no idea and labels expertise as elitist baloney, a critical point is reached.”

He said that would mean “an apparently irresponsible man” being in a position that requires the highest sense of responsibility.

Schulz, who leads the 28-nation European Union’s legislative assembly, added: “My concern is that he could also boost imitators in Europe.”

He didn’t elaborate.