Every year, The Economist magazine produces a list of the biggest potential global threats.
Some of these threats are what you might expect. For example, number one is “China’s economy collapses”. Indeed, considering how intertwined our economy is with China’s, and how we are dependent on them for manufacturing, well, almost everything, their economy collapsing would be a huge threat to the world.
Number seven is “The rising threat of Jihadi terrorism destabilizes the global economy”. Most people would agree that the rise of Islamic terrorism is a global threat.
But it is number six that is full of irony. According to The Economist, “Donald Trump wins the US presidential election” is a bigger threat to the world economy than Islamic terrorism.
So much for Trump’s claims that his strong suit is business and he will improve the economy. Or maybe, when Trump talks about “winning”, he is only talking about himself.