Davos elite alarmed at prospect of nominee Trump

A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump tries to get the crowd fired up at a campaign rally at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OklahomaBy Carmel Crimmins and Martinne Geller DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – “Unbelievable”, “embarrassing” even “dangerous” are some of the words the financial elite gathered at the World Economic Forum conference in the Swiss resort of Davos have been using to describe U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Although some said they still expected his campaign to founder before his party picks its nominee for the November election many said it was no longer unthinkable that he could be the Republican candidate. Some noted that whatever the outcome, a heated campaign, which has also seen self-proclaimed Socialist Bernie Sanders provide a tough challenge to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, could alter the U.S. political environment, giving vent to new populist anger on both sides of the political divide.

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