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    A group of 370 economists wrote in an open letter that republican presidential nominee Donald Trump represents a dangerous choice for the United States and its economic prospects.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump represents a dangerous choice for the United States and its economic prospects, a group of 370 economists wrote in an open letter.

    “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.


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