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Trump ‘dangerous from an international point of view’: UN Human Rights chief tells press

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The U.N. human rights chief has warned that, if elected to be U.S. president, Donald Trump would be "dangerous from an international point of view."

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told reporters in a briefing Wednesday that comments by the Republican nominee are "deeply unsettling and disturbing".

Several media outlets have reported that, when speaking the on the topic of the U.S. election, the Jordanian prince said:

"If Donald Trump is elected, on the basis of what he has said already and unless that changes, I think it's without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view."

Zeid also told reporters he doesn't plan to tone down his recent remarks decrying dangers posed by "populists and demagogues."

In September the Human Rights chief told a security conference that politicians such as Donald Trump use the same tactics as the so-called Islamic State.


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