Speaking to a television interviewer in London, Hawking called Trump “a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator,” a statement that many Trump supporters believed was intentionally designed to confuse them.
Moments after Hawking made the remark, Google reported a sharp increase in searches for the terms “demagogue,” “denominator,” and “Stephen Hawking.”
On a related note, here are two sobering articles about Trump’s supporters:
It’s easier to dismiss Trump and his fanatical support base if you can assume they are ignorant and easily led down the path to America’s destruction by appeals to their base fears. It’s scarier if you consider his supporters include smart people who see him as a credible leader.
He is proving to be a real threat, not just to the United States, but to everyone else. Unfortunately Americans seem to be faced with two undesirable choices. If I was an American I’d vote for Hillary Clinton even though she is also a flawed candidate. I read a great perspective on the Democratic Party’s convention by Laurie Penny which is worth reading, even though the Democrats offer a far more positive message: