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Trump win could boost 'imitators' in Europe: European Parliament chief

He said, 'If a man sits in the White House who flirts with having no idea and labels expertise as elitist baloney, a critical point is reached.' Photograph: (Getty)

WION Berlin, Germany Sep 15, 2016, 06.55 PM (IST)

The European Parliament president, Martin Schulz, says he fears that if US presidential nominee Donald Trump wins the elections, it could boost “imitators” in Europe.

Schulz told German magazine Der Spiegel in comments published today that Trump is a problem "for the whole world".

He said, "If a man sits in the White House who flirts with having no idea and labels expertise as elitist baloney, a critical point is reached."

He said that would mean "an apparently irresponsible man" being in a position that requires the highest sense of responsibility.

Schulz, who leads the 28-nation European Union's legislative assembly, added: "My concern is that he could also boost imitators in Europe."

He didn't elaborate. 

(WION with inputs from PTI)

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