Trump's rise spooks Europe as sideshow turns serious

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump painted Hillary Clinton as a Washington insiderEurope’s bemusement at the rise of Donald Trump has switched to concern as his presidential campaign has gained ground in what observers said was a warning to traditional parties about ignoring populists. “In Germany and in Europe, something is gaining momentum in our domestic politics. Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf said it would be a “global disaster” if Trump became president, calling him “grossly unqualified” and “a promoter of paranoid fantasies, a xenophobe and an ignoramus”.

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