Reinfeldt on the US elections: “Similar sentiments as in the 1930’s”

The former Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt (M), appeared on SVT’s Agenda on Sunday evening to discuss this year’s American election. He expressed concern over the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, some of whose ideas he claimed reminded him of the 1930’s. “This is a United Sates we do not recognise. There were similar sentiments growing in the 1930’s. Through open and free trade, the world has managed to push back poverty and create new jobs. The very people who are now coming out as Trump supporters will be the biggest losers. There will be no jobs, their economy will be weakened,” said Reinfeldt, and added that the world will be less stable with Trump for president. “Trump will create conflicts. He wants to rip up free trade agreements with the Pacific region, he wants to start a trade war with China. None of this will happen without strong reactions. The world will be less stable, and more filled with conflict”.

Edgar Mannheimer is a journalist at Mundus News. Edgar has a passion for politics, foreign affairs and music. He grew up in Egypt, the US, Stockholm, and Jordan, following his mother’s job as a foreign correspondent. Bilingual with English as an academic language and Swedish as his mother tongue, he returned to Sweden to study at Lund University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies. During his time in Lund he was editor-in-chief of Radio UPF, the radio committee of the Association of Foreign Affairs, and also started a music program as a solo project. After Lund, he moved to Stockholm and recieved a Master’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University’s media institution, JMK.