“If elected, he poses a unique danger to the functioning of democratic and economic institutions, and to the prosperity of the country,” the letter on Tuesday stated.
In it, the writers — including winners of eight Nobel prizes in economics — cited 13 claims Trump has made about the US economy with which they disagree. Among these are the businessman-turned-candidate’s pledge to eliminate the US public debt even though he hasn’t articulated a credible plan for doing so, and his misleading statements about trade.
The economists recommend against voting for Trump, calling him a “dangerous, destructive choice for the country.”
The letter doesn’t mention Trump’s chief rival, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, or endorse any candidate for president in the November 8 election.