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U.N. human rights chief: Trump would pose global danger

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>> I think the first time we had a->> The top U.N. human rights official Wednesday, weighing in on the U.S. presidential election, saying if elected, Donald Trump would pose a global danger. Zeid Ra'ah Al Hussein is the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights. And he cited Trump's view on vulnerable communities and his talk of using torture, which is banned under international law, as, quote, deeply unsettling and disturbing.
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>> If Donald Trump is elected, on the basis of what he has said already, and unless that changes, I think it's without any doubt that he would be dangerous, from an international point of view.>> Trump has called to bring back waterboarding and torture, and pledged to kill the family members of terrorists.
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He's also called NATO obsolete, and has suggested more countries arm themselves with nuclear weapons. Zeid, a Jordanian prince, has spoken out against Trump before. In a landmark speech in The Hague last month, Zeid accused Trump of spreading, quote, humiliating racial and religious prejudice and warned of a rise of populist politics that could turn violent.
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A speech that, according to the AP, earned the rebuke of Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who filed a complaint with the United Nations over Zeid's criticism of Trump and right-wing European officials. Churkin telling the AP, quote, Prince Zeid is overstepping his limits from time to time, and we're unhappy about it.