Over 300 senior-level economists urged the American public in a letter to not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Donald Trump is a dangerous, destructive choice for the country,” they stated in the letter.
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Yesterday (Wednesday), Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was harshly criticized by hundreds of economists. 370 senior-level economists, including 8 Nobel Prize laureates, signed a letter warning the American public that if Trump is elected, the economy would most likely plummet. Among those who signed the letter were Oliver Hart, this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics laureate, and Chief Economist at the World Bank Paul Romer.
“Donald Trump is a dangerous, destructive choice for the country,” wrote the economists in the letter. “He misinforms the electorate, degrades trust in public institutions with conspiracy theories and promotes willful delusion over engagement with reality. If elected, he poses a unique danger to the functioning of democratic and economic institutions and to the prosperity of the country. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you do not vote for Donald Trump.”
It is important to note that the economists did not endorse Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the letter. The economists only recommended that Trump voters “choose a different candidate.”