Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: U.S. Allies Have Every Reason to Fear a President Trump

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: U.S. Allies Have Every Reason to Fear a President Trump

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Editorial Exchange: U.S. allies have every reason to fear a President Trump

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An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 25:

Twenty-four per cent.

That, according to an authoritative estimate by election experts at the New York Times, is Donald Trump's chance of beating Hillary Clinton and winning the American presidency in November.

It makes Clinton the strong favourite. But not the overwhelming favourite. As Josh Katz of the Times noted in explaining the intricate calculations that went into the prediction: "Mrs. Clinton's chance of losing is about the same probability that an NBA player will miss a free throw."

In other words, it could well happen. It's a definite possibility. Sure, it's just one estimate at one moment in time, a best-guess based on the available data. But given the stakes involved in a Trump presidency, it's an appalling prospect.

The conventional wisdom was that Trump would use the Republican convention to "pivot" from primary mode to the general election. …

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