UN rights commissioner warns of a Trump presidency

Describing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s political positions as “deeply unsettling” and “disturbing,” United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein told reporters at a Geneva press conference Wednesday the New York businessman’s election would be dangerous for the world.

Expressing a reluctance to interfere with the upcoming U.S. election, al-Hussein continued:

“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 dangerous from an international point of view.”

Addressing his particular area of concern, human rights, al-Hussein described his comments censuring Mr. Trump as necessary because of the GOP nominee’s proposition of returning to enhanced interrogation techniques to combat Islamist terror groups.  Al-Hussein says this policy reform would create utter chaos for “vulnerable people.”

Prince al-Hussein’s remarks follow Mr. Trump’s comments in March where the real estate mogul rebuked the intergovernmental organization as “no friend to democracy” and unfriendly to the U.S.; Trump later questioned American funding of the body.

According to the latest national polls, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton holds a solid mid-single digit lead over Trump and is winning in every swing-state except Iowa.

 

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