Stephen Hawking stumped by Trump

2016-05-31 10:26
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London - Stephen Hawking may be one of the world's top theoretical physicists, but there is one thing that has baffled him - explaining the rise of Donald Trump.

British TV show Good Morning Britain asked Hawking, who is known for his pioneering discoveries on space time, black holes, and quantum gravity, if he could explain the rise of Trump, to which he responded "I can't".

Hawking, who is perhaps the world’s most famous living scientist, went on to say Trump "is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator".

Hawking, who speaks through a computer system operated with his cheek, also made a plea for British voters to choose to remain in the European Union in the June 23 referendum.

He said it is important not only for economic and security research but also to further scientific research.

Hawking says: "Gone are the days we could stand on our own, against the world. We need to be part of a larger group of nations, both for our security, and our trade."

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