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Trump "would be dangerous" as president: U.N. rights boss

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:04

The top United Nation's human rights official says Republican nominee Donald Trump becoming president of the United States would present a global danger. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican nominee Donald Trump becoming president of the United States would present a global danger, the top United Nations human rights official said on Wednesday (october 12). U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein cited Trump's views on vulnerable communities including minorities and his talk of using torture, banned under international law, as "deeply unsettling and disturbing". "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 told a news briefing in Geneva. Trump lashed out at U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other "disloyal" Republicans on Tuesday and vowed to campaign in whatever style he wants now that the party establishment has largely abandoned him. A 2005 video surfaced last week showing him bragging crudely to a reporter about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances. Zeid, in a landmark speech in The Hague last month, accused Trump of spreading "humiliating racial and religious prejudice" and warned of a rise of populist politics that could turn violent. Trump, 70, has portrayed himself as tough on national security and vowed to built a wall to stop Mexican immigrant "rapists" from crossing the border.

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Trump "would be dangerous" as president: U.N. rights boss

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:04