According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, Trump’s “deeply unsettling and disturbing” views make him dangerous internationally.
Mr Hussein cited the source for his concerns as Trump’s comments on the use of torture and his attitude toward “vulnerable communities”.
As is well documented by now, the list of controversial and sometimes unsettling things that Trump has said seem to be almost endless, but the most recent controversy has of course been his abhorrent comments on women.
The comments were criticised by President Obama during a rally for Hillary Clinton, where he said: “The guy says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven.”
As for Mr Hussein, he made his comments at a Geneva news briefing: “If Donald Trump is elected on the basis of what he has said already – and unless that changes – I think it is without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view.”
Mr Hussein was keen to stress that he had no desire to interfere with any political campaign in any country, but did say that when an election could result in the use of torture “or the focus on vulnerable communities in a way that suggests that they may well be deprived of their human rights, then I think it is incumbent to say so”.
This isn’t the first time that Mr Hussein has spoken out against Trump, he made similar comments back in June, saying “bigotry is not proof of strong leadership”.
As we already mentioned, the UN chief has no desire to interfere with the election, but it’s not exactly reassuring to hear that someone so high within the UN considers Trump a danger internationally.