Why Stephen Hawking’s Comments on Donald Trump Matter More Than Most Realize

No matter what your opinion might be about the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, it’s undeniable that his rise to Republican superstardom has been polarizing and one of the biggest stories since the day he announced he was running for president. This is a candidacy that’s transcended into pop culture and all across the world — though typically not for good reasons or anything positive.



Putting aside how unfit and unqualified Trump is to actually be this nation’s president, one of the biggest worries I have if my nightmare comes true and he does win in November is the damage he’s going to do to the image and reputation of the United States all across the world.

If you thought George W. Bush was embarrassing, a Trump presidency would make that look like an absolute dream by comparison.

Needless to say, opinions about Trump have been wide-ranging, frequent and often from people you might not expect to chime in on an American presidential election.

Take for instance recent comments from world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking who didn’t exactly have anything nice to say about the GOP’s soon-to-be presidential nominee.

During an interview with Good Morning Britain, he was asked to explain how Trump’s campaign has managed to be so successful.

“I can’t. He’s a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator,” Hawking answered.

This is one of the smartest human beings on the planet who recognized that Trump’s success, even though he clearly doesn’t understand the ignorance of his supporters, is due in large part because he pandered to the more ignorant people in this county — aka the “lowest common denominator.”

It’s a fairly sad day for this nation when a man who’s considered one of the most brilliant human beings who’s probably ever lived, someone who’s a bona fide genius, seems puzzled that there are tens of millions of people in this country who are dumb enough to support a “demagogue” who appeals to the “lowest common denominator.”



When someone who understands scientific theories that are so complex most humans can’t even grasp them, doesn’t seem to comprehend how someone who’s an obvious fraud like Donald Trump managed to become so successful politically, that’s saying something.

But it’s okay, right? After all Trump has people like Mike Tyson, Scott Baio, Dennis Rodman and Ted Nugent in his corner — who needs Stephen Hawking?!

This just shows you how much the rest of the world is laughing at us right now. They’re not paying attention to our election because they find the dynamics of it interesting, but rather because one of our nation’s two largest political parties is about to nominate an absolute joke as their presidential nominee. A candidate who even most within his own party seem ashamed of the fact that he managed to win their presidential nomination.

And if by some chance he does become our next president, the damage he’ll inflict upon this country – and the world – might never be undone.

That’s why I’m going to do everything I can until election day to make damn sure that doesn’t happen.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Byron C Rardin

    what trash you write, its shameful, its slanted against every candidate except your progressive candidate
    Clinton, who is under investigation by the FBI, who’s husband was impeached as president. UNBELEIVABLE!

    • Devyn Guy

      Yeah…this article is about steven hawking and Drumph. never once was a single Clinton mentioned. I need you to do better.

      • Byron C Rardin

        the name is trump, apparently you so smart you cant spell, or as I keep saying, just like back in grade school, all some people can do is call other people names

      • Devyn Guy

        that’s my fault, i didn’t recall how to spell correctly. Drumf is his historical name sake. i only wanted you to actually read the article. i have no agenda.

      • Joni McMillan

        Precisely! Donald Trump is the master of name calling. This is the creature you are supporting?

      • Ellen H.

        Drumpft was the original name of his family when they came over here from Germany. I love how ironic your post is.

      • Alice Severson

        you are so full of bs it is unbelievable.

      • Ellen H.

        Really? There are several articles that discuss the Trump family’s original name. Since you didn’t take the time to find out if what I posted was true, here is one of several articles that discuss it. http://www.bustle.com/articles/144969-what-does-drumpf-mean-donald-trumps-original-family-surname-has-an-apt-translation

      • Howard Sands

        Very scary the limited information coming from some people here. That’s the way your boy Trump likes ’em.

      • Howard Sands

        Actually, you need to do a little research. Drumpft was his original name By.

    • Tom Kwock

      Byron you are one of the lowest common denominator mention in the article. Oh by the way, if you do your own research you will find that Bill Clinton was never impeached as president and that Hilary Clinton was ever been charge with anything coming from the FBI investigation. Just keep proving the article is correct and Byron don’t try to think too much your one brain can’t take the overload!

      • nessus18

        Actually Bill Clinton was impeached, he just wasn’t convicted by the Senate.

      • Byron C Rardin

        and she IS being investigated by the FBI, I dont want to knock Kwock, lol, but he is another example of a liberal that doesnt have a clue, just angry and wants to call people names

      • Marty

        She has not been charged, as he said. Learn to read, idiot GOPer.

      • prstewart

        He said… “Clinton, who is under investigation by the FBI”. Take off your progressive blinders and learn to read a comment thread.

      • Blerg

        We know, Fox “News” has been saying for a couple of years that the indictment of Hillary is coming down “any day now.” Keep hope alive!!

      • Tom Kwock

        Thank you nessus 18 for the clarification. Bill Clinton was charged (Impeach) but never convicted.

      • SUE

        All that means is hidden crimes they bought there way out of

      • Richard

        Paranoia anyone?

      • SUE

        If you can’t see the destruction in our nation , your blind

      • Howard Sands

        “There way” and “Your blind”. You are a perfect example of a low information voter. Nobody ever said Trump supporters were literate.

      • SUE

        And you wonder why people are against you lil man? Does it make you feel more like a man to call people names..Your opinion of me does not bother me at all. You have not researched Clinton him or her ..If you had you are either a troll, or on her pay roll. She is the most dangerous woman alive. HE corruption and hidden crimes have followed her for years

      • Howard Sands

        A few things – I don’t wonder why people are against me, I’m not a “lil” man. I’m 5’10” which is about average height. I HAVE researched Clinton. I wish I was on her payroll. Last but not least, your rambling helps to prove the point that I made previously. I find it bizarre that a woman would support a known narcissist instead of someone who fights FOR women. You need to do research beyond what you hear from the bozos on FOX news and fellow Trump supporters. Even as I say this I know it won’t happen.

      • SUE

        Hahaha you are a lil man and your height has nothing to do with it. .You did not look up what I recommended did you? They are all facts, legal ,proven and all very true. So leave me alone.. You don’t want the truth. Stay with your corrupt Clinton that is your choice. AS I have mine ..Trump 2016

    • Embee McDavid

      Byron, there are way too many mistakes in your posts, too many to mention. I’ll just do one: Trump’s name is an anglicized version of the German Drumph. Devyn Guy spelled it right. Maybe YOU so smart you can’t read or write.

      • Waclaw Jerzy Borken-Hagen

        Just in case it didn’t register with you, the official, registered
        name of the presumed Republican Nominee is Donald Trump.

        I know that as a liberal you can’t resist distorting what actual
        words and names signify.
        Affirmative Action, Equalization Board, and Common Core
        are some of the embarrassing classics.
        Drumph would be appropriate in a historical research, not here.

      • Richard

        We all also know that as a racist, supporting people like Drumph or Strumph or just plain bigot will do just as well, you will do anything and write anything to pretend that this man the Republicans are preparing to nominate is anything other than a Nazi-like fool. How does it feel supporting a man so very much like Hitler?

      • Howard Sands

        Its sad to see that there are still a number of bigots in this country who support Trump.

      • SUE

        Hi back to elementary school and learn how to debate…Does it make you feel good to call others names?

    • Charlie3

      Trump has been indicted for running a fake university, and bilking people out of millions. Trump’s very existence is a crime against nature.

      • Alice Severson

        It hasn’t even gone to court yet…..so how exactly was he indicted?

      • SUE

        Not

    • Cheryl MacMillan Braathen

      Grow Up This is about Trump not Clinton, and bill is not running for President !

      • SUE

        So glad he isn’t he was bad enough, pedophile,rapist. .And she knows it all

      • Richard

        So glad you are not running, you would be a shoo in for the VP post with Donald Duck Trump.

      • Howard Sands

        I guess growing up isn’t an option for you Sue.

      • SUE

        Howard did you know in 1974 she was fired for being unethical and dishonesty from a House Judiciary committee? Did you know in 1996 Bosnia she claimed on her visit there snipers attacked her..Even though videos showed her walking around and talking to people.. She later recanted. Did you know in a video she claimed gee grandfather taught her to shoot at a young age….later stated she was always in gun free homes.Hillary also stated she opposed gay marriages then again says she supports it at times..it depends on her opportunism and pandering to her political base..Hillary was the 1st woman ever subpoenaed by the grand jury in relation to Whitewater, aND was also calley an Unethical. Dushinest lawyer..The Clinton administratuon requested FBI background reports on 900 republican officials in 1996.Those files were classified and illegal oir the Clintons to have it goes on and on. THE CLINTON’S made money off Haiti there foundation took billions and left Haiti devastated. Accepting gifts from foreign nations ,millions. Look it up that’s only part if why I will Not vote clinton

    • Richard

      What is truly unbelievable is that you are supporting a man who is an admitted bigot and hate monger. You are also willing to repeat every piece of crap propaganda put out by the Murdoch/Koch machines.

    • Bari

      Just a note. He was not technically impeached but it was driven by a sexual affair!! Not his policy. Something that even right wing Christian political men have done. He was technically “fired” from his job because he was human… something that had nothing to do with how he managed the country. Do you know we had a balanced budget at the end of Clinton… Bush destroyed our economy. And, BUSH was under FBI investigation for email security too – but, he DID NOT care! Hillary will probably ensure it never happens again! Vote as you may but open your eyes and look at what’s fact. A student a month or so ago said that Hillary lies 20% of the time, Trump 60% of the time! Not, THAT’S information to weigh when looking at a candidate. So nauseous over these discussions but it is a part of our world… can’t be ignored. Just unfortunate that people cannot just weigh things based on real info.

      • Howard Sands

        Actually, the study I read about the lies had Trump at 70%.
        However, this does nothing to hurt his support. Its a mystery to me. The people who support him claim that he “tells it like it is” he does – 30% of the time.

    • Howard Sands

      Try to stay on topic Byron. I told you once. Don’t want to say it again. If you want to spread lies about Clinton, do it where they’ll believe it – FOX News.

    • Kasia Kolodziejski

      husband impeached??????????????? when??????!!!!!!

  • Priscilla Zink

    Can we even BEGIN to imagine the glee with which Donald will tie into this “disabled” person? I, for one, hope that he will…for surely it will be the final nail in his golden coffin.

    • Linda Doss

      are you kidding me????????????? The idiots that support him will hail him as a frickin king if he does. The nasty he gets the better they like it….

      • SUE

        You listen to much to the news media who say what they are paid to say ..Not the facts

      • Howard Sands

        Nope. We actually see with our own eyes what Trump says and does. You probably turn away and feign ignorance.

      • SUE

        Did you know The China Gate Bill Clinton and AL Gore took money from rich Chinese donors who ran prostitution rings..And that hillary wanted drug testing eliminated at the White house probably because of bills cocaine snorting habits.

      • MJC

        Lol oh, so you’re just actually insane. Now I just feel bad for you.

      • SUE

        Look it up fool it’s true

      • Kasia Kolodziejski

        bravo

      • prstewart

        Are* nastier* smdh

    • Howard Sands

      Sadly, I think it will just bring more smiles from those who already support him,

  • gerobear

    Trump is a clown, can you imagine if Hillary Clinton walked around looking like that? Bad wig, orange spray tan , white rimmed bloated eyes, white rim around the mouth like a clown…..she’d be eviscerated as a crazy woman, and what if she spouted half the nonsense he spews? Look at that press conference yesterday, his tantrum, calling people sleazy….think about if she acted that way, or Obama. It’s really pathetic and sad. The world is already laughing at us because he might even be considered.

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      • Dave P

        show us your t&&s

    • gfinale

      You have proven how superficial and shallow you are.

      • gerobear

        Not really, just pointing out the double standard…..the fact that people who hate Clinton and Obama and call them undignified and unfit for office would support an arrogant man-child of a clown. It’s called HYPOCRISY, look it up.

      • Alice Severson

        At least, he has done NOTHING like Clinton and got good Americans killed. Wake up, dude.

      • Richard

        You are half correct, Trump “has done NOTHING”.

      • Howard Sands

        Actually, she’s totally wrong. trump has done plenty – plenty of damage.

      • brbg

        He has done far more than Obama did before he was elected.

      • Qwertyy650

        Ah, and here we have another one who has imbibed of the foxy poison (“got good Americans killed” — give me a break miss Alice.

      • Alice Severson

        So, you think those killed in Libya were bad? I say the bad ones are the President and SofS.+

      • Ellen H.

        What about the sixty people killed at embassies during President Bush’s tenure? Should Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice be given the same types of hearings that Mrs. Clinton has received? What about the Congress that turned down the request for more funding for security at embassies in the Middle East? Are any of them bad or is it just President Obama and Mrs. Clinton?

      • Alice Severson

        Yup, you are right, it is just Obama/Clinton because they did NOTHING>

      • Ellen H.

        There should have been investigations into all of the embassy deaths, but you proved my point for me. People are hopelessly partisan and why a lot of people are ignoring both parties.

      • Howard Sands

        While its true that there is partisanship in both parties, it would be a disservice to think that there’s any kind of equivalency between the two. And its not just the partisanship. First and foremost its the policies. The only similarity the current GOP has to the Party of Lincoln is that they want us to live like its 1860.

      • Howard Sands

        It really is to no avail to state facts to those such as Alice who will have none of that fact stuff.

      • Kasia Kolodziejski

        Bravo !!!!!!!!

      • smileysmilerton

        Give trump the time.. and the president’s chair, he would kill millions. Most of which would be US citizens. My opinion.

      • SUE

        We are each entitled to our own…Look how many have died already….No fault of Trumps

      • MJC

        SUE. “Look how many have died already….No fault of Trumps” is like saying that Trump would be a better neurosurgeon than a 30 year practicing neurosurgeon because the neurosurgeon had been sued for malpractice and Trump hadn’t. Trump doesn’t have “fault” in anything political because he has zero political experience. The fact that you are holding that up as some badge of honor is so fucking dumb I could cry. People have died, no fault of mine, and you’re not voting for me are you? SMDH

      • smileysmilerton

        I guess sue

      • Howard Sands

        Uh, Alice, I think YOU need to wake up. Countless investigations led by Republicans found no wrongdoing by Clinton in any deaths. Its beyond disturbing to see people such as yourself spreading lies – lies that have been debunked time and time again.

      • SUE

        Re investigate countless investigations have found wrong doing. Some just say ” Clinton was not aware of what is classified ” If she wants to lead our Nation it is imperative she should know this” and not to lie under oath. They say everyone has there price..

      • Byron C Rardin

        yeah, right, and teddy kennedy was innocent also

      • 13Directors

        That’s because he’s not a politician. At least he wasn’t, but now he is, and he’ll soon have blood on his hands too..that is if he wins, which he won’t.

      • Tyrsca

        Yemen, an American CHILD killed alongside a Seal in a poorly executed raid.

    • SUE

      She is a crazy woman

    • SUE

      Your a flipped fool this is not about looks.it’s about honesty which Clinton has never had..She is corrupt

      • MJC

        Trump has lied in every single speech, every single debate for the past year. Look it up. It’s called facts. Which if you don’t like to hear, makes you a fucking liar as well.

      • SUE

        MJC you really are stupid .does Clinton pay you to be that away or does it come natural. You Ingnore Clintons crimes and lies. JUST leave the USA you don’t deserve to live here.You look up all her lies and crimes, Trump is by far better than a corrupt career politician

  • gfinale

    This is not so much a statement about how dumb most people are, although most are not nearly as smart as they assume, but it’s about everybody being fed up with the sleazebags who have been leading us. It’s about how likely one leader will be over others to be straight forward and honest with the people. For example, when you have leaders who get into power promising to make a good economy but then obviously make decisions for themselves, their buddies and not for a better economy, then those people cannot be trusted whatsoever. Those leaders have become almost all of them. One leader emerges who is truthful and direct so, as long as that leader does not say they’re going to make things worse and destroy the people then they are better than the other leaders. It’s a statement about how pathetic the entire political system is, how sleazy the people are within it and how the people mistrust them all.

    • prstewart

      Well said. I grudgingly came to support Trump and the anger, hate and lies directed at him and his supporters only make me more determined in that decision. Don’t know about you but honestly I’m sick and tired of being called stupid and the ‘lowest common denominator’ by fools and idiots that refuse to look beyond their own bigotry and progressive blinders.

      • Bari

        But, it seems, that you’ve missed that Trump himself said he likes the ignorant! [because they’re the ones voting for him] Some of the smartest people I know are voting for Trump and I cannot understand it! I think it’s because they can’t stand to have a woman in the White house because it’s not an israel thing – trump is not really for Israel. It’s not a gun thing… because Hillary doesn’t want to eliminate all guns, she wants to eliminate the unnecessary unless you are planning a massacre… makes no sense to vote for someone who CANNOT possibly represent all Americans… and, when you put down woman… you are ensuring you cannot.

      • prstewart

        Oh cut the misogyny crap. There are plenty of reasons to not want Hillary in the WH starting with extreme disregard for national security and lying to the public *repeatedly*. She cares more about maintaining control over her work product and conversations than she does about following security protocols that are in place for a reason. Intent? Likely not but the Gross Negligence statute doesn’t require intent. Comey spent 10 minutes telling us why she should be indicted and 10 seconds telling us she was above the law and wouldn’t be held accountable. I was a Hillary supporter for many years but gradually my trust in her eroded to the point I simply could not deny the reality of who she is and what her priorities appear to be evidenced by her own actions. Gender… don’t give a rat’s ass. Trust? She has soundly broken that.

      • Howard Sands

        You really should be embarrassed and ashamed to keep repeating over and over like a parrot all the Republican lies about Clinton.

      • prstewart

        haha Seriously? I’m not a Republican…in fact I was, for decades, a HRC supporter and defender… until the dirt got too deep and I truly WAS embarrassed and ashamed to keep lying to myself about her. The truth shall set you free; this I know for a fact!

      • MJC

        Oh yeah totally because Trump hasn’t lied at all (every single speech, every single debate)… and is deeply concerned about the safety of this country and it’s people (literally calling on Russia to hack his opponent and encouraging supporters to beat people up) and isn’t being investigated by the FBI (has private servers currently being investigated for connections to Russia) and has lots of great experience that qualifies him for the white house (zero) and cares about all Americans (has literally offended everyone except white men) and isn’t a criminal (has a court date in December to address rape charges against a 13 year old)….. If integrity and trust are things you care about you need to take a REALLLLLLY good look at Trumps entire life and rethink your vote my friend.

      • SUE

        Hillary represents pay for play,selling out or nation for her profit. Money laundering,a fake foundation that paid less than 10 % to causes the rest to the Clintons. LIES about her name, lied about Bosnia, lied about emails, lied about caring for women yet supports Sharai law,lied about the 2nd amendment,.she continually lies.She has speeches written, questions with answers in the primaries in front of her.she is a fraud,against LGBT, catholics,blacks,jews,latinos she says are lazy .Investigate her and her lies

  • Dave P

    For many, voting for Trump is less an endorsement of his ideals as it is a rejection of the Washington establishment. He is everything that the polished, trained ponies in D.C. are not, and I think the establishment has underestimated just how much they are hated.

    Every candidacy has freaks among its followers.

    • Cheryl MacMillan Braathen

      That is pure bull shit David !

    • SUE

      Just look at Clintons freaks

      • Howard Sands

        I think I’ve seen it all when I see a woman demonize a woman presidential candidate who has worked and will continue to work toward equality for women, and place on a pedestal a man who is sexist, racist, and narcissistic. YOU Sue are a prime example of someone who votes against their own interests. You know what’s most unfortunate? If this clown gets elected, it won’t only be his supporters that suffer for it.

      • SUE

        For women ? Clinton humiliated a 12 yr old girl who was raped by her 40+ yr old cliant.Then laughed when he passed a lie detector . CLINTON when she was 1st lady fired mist if the white house staff to hire her relation and friends..Many of whom were women….Clinton who was fired from a gov. Position for falsifying records and lieing under oath. CLINTON WHO had Billions un accounted for under her watch. Clinton who paid people to harass and threaten her coked up husbands rape victims to keep them quiet. Clinton who has our soldiers blood on her hands, then says the angered mothers are just upset..Clinton who again lied under oath about her classified emails and cell service. Clinton who has taken donations and spent on herself and families..Don’t tell me this woman has helped woman she uses the minorities for a vote. .You haven’t a clue what it v is like to be a woman and neither does she..Clinton is for her own greed alone.

      • MJC

        Ah Sue. You’re regurgitating unsubstantiated lies that are not based on facts. But enough about your issues with Clinton. If your issue is with Clinton, then don’t vote! But if you’re you’re voting for Trump, if you’re SUPPORTING Trump, then stop talking about Hillary and talk about the person you’re throwing you valuable vote behind. I want to hear about Trump’s policies that you agree with. I want to hear you talk about his views that you support. I want to hear you explain away his misogyny, the rape charge (of a 13 yr old girl) against him. I want to hear you explain away his comments about Muslims, Mexicans, Women. I want to hear you explain away his comments about a judge not being fit to try a case. I want to hear you explain away his public imitation of a disabled reporter. I want to hear you explain away his “WRONG!” interruptions when faced with literal quotes he is on tape saying. I want to hear you explain away the reasons he has for not releasing his taxes. I want to hear you talk about standing in solidarity beside the Trump supporters who burned a black church in Mississippi and wrote “Vote Trump” on the side. I want to hear you talk about how you agree with the KKK and White supremacist groups who are also supporting Trump. Because these are your people. These are your values. Stop hiding behind your hatred of Hillary as an explanation for your very real SUPPORT of Trump.

      • Kasia Kolodziejski

        I want to hear that too

    • Richard

      But rarely has a lunatic like Trump had any followers.

  • Payira Bonnie

    With Hillary or Trump as president,Africa will be another destination for American immigrants.

  • Lee Chris Schlenz

    He cant whip his own ass fuck him

  • Terry McFarland

    DESPERATE DEMS…LOL..NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT!!

  • Terry Worcester

    Trump is a self made man. Hawkings is not. Trump did it on his own and is not an establishment politician as is Clinton. A scientific genius maybe, maybe not. I haven’t seen him in the political realm which leads me to the stupidity of this article. No reason for it other than the liberal media us grasping at all the negativity it can.

    • jerry6665

      Ah, Terry. The Cowardly Welfare King INHERITED what was his father’s money after his dad loaned him a million in old money (worth more than today’s) to get started. Each time DT goes bankrupt, WE end up paying for it and I’m tired of paying his bills as well as my own. Hawking, on the other hand, did it all himself. He attended university, makes speeches, does it all with money HE earned. If he is unable to walk around and speak in the same way as we can, he still works and supports himself, not filing bankruptcy when it strikes his fancy.

    • Mike Browne

      Not really. His father loaned him between 20 and 200 million dollars, the amount varies among sources, to bankroll and bankrupt four companies. And Terry? “The liberal media” you neocons are so quick to cite is largely owned by just 10 corporations, the largest of which is the highly conservative Dallas based Clear Channel Communications with over 300 broadcast afilliates, the star of which is a fat gasbag with an OxyContin addiction named Rush Limbaugh. Then we have an Australian tabloid trash publisher named Rupert Murdoch who owns Fox News, more aptly Faux News. So much for the liberal media.

    • Howard Sands

      Not at ALL. Trump got his money from daddy Trump. you are a perfect example of someone who lies to further an agenda.

  • Trevor Julie

    Couldn’t care less about his opinion because it just that, an opinion, and we all have them. Personally, I trust my opinions and vote how I see fit and not how the populace and media tells me to.

  • stjoe

    Stephen Hawking is one of the most biased people on the planet for the liberal left, it would not matter who the conservatives were running he would disparage them.

    • Howard Sands

      And this info came out of ….where?

  • And 2016 too

  • Bob Deveny

    Being a brilliant physicist doesn’t make him a brilliant sociologist. No one could be more embarrassing than Obama.

  • Russell W. Behne

    In his fields of concentration I must defer to Professor Hawking’s judgment, since in those areas he is quite genius. Unfortunately, in my fields of concentration, political science and economics, the good professor’s acumen is sorely lacking. I have read political writings by Professor Hawking, and found that loke most pundits he has a vast lacunae of specific knowledge in that field.

    He may be an expert in astrophysics, but one should not rely on his political or economic opinions, as he is no expert in those areas; far from it.

    That being said, I have to agree with what he said about Trump. However, I vehemently disagree with the implied presumption that Hillary herself does not share those qualities which Professor Hawking attributes to Trump. If anything, she is all the more a demagogue.

  • OriginalOC

    Der Sewer Feurer Dumb’Ol Frump, a slug with a 200 word vocabulary is a misogynistic fafascist

  • Andromeda

    Trump apparently appeals to some people.. it isn’t all anti-Hillary although he bases most of his speeches on saying over the top stuff about the Clintons. He has an audience who watches Jerry Springer, and goes to strip clubs. People who send money to televangelists, and believe in UFOs. We have plenty of those people in this country, the USA is not totally made up of people who believe in equal rights or even votes for women. A lot of men don’t want to be seen being sissy and voting for a woman, they’d vote for a convicted serial killer before doing that. Trump has based his campaign on defending the prejudices and insecurities of the segment of the USA we generally try to ignore exists. These are Americans too, we who are appalled by Trump forget that sometimes. Compared to the unhinged and crazy thing some Televangelists do and say, Trump is nearly normal, so they can’t view him as strange. Calling them deplorable doesn’t make them reconsider it just makes them feel more inclined to dig in and stick with someone who seems to pay attention to them. I worry how they will take loosing Trump as their “leader”, even though he was just using them, he could care less about their concerns. Trump is going to have a business melt down after this election because his followers aren’t the people who uses his golf clubs and hotels.

    • loveyakk

      Yes to all of that. However, even though he didn’t “appeal” to the everyday Republican, most of them still voted for him, or went with the “Green Party”, as my husband did. They all shook their heads and voted as they always had, just with a deep feeling of dread and disgust. I know there are so many people who would latch on to a “Trump”, but some of my friends, and my own highly educated grown children were the ones that truly surprised me. They just chose to listen only to the parts they wanted to hear and agreed with. Selective hearing. Now they have an orange tyrant on the loose to deal with.

    • Kasia Kolodziejski

      Bravo !!