Stephen Hawking is considered one of the most brilliant scientific minds in human history, and he’s no fan of President Donald Trump.
Last summer during the presidential campaign, the theoretical physicist was asked to explain Trump’s popularity, he replied:
“I can’t. He’s a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.”
During a recent Good Morning Britain interview, Hawking didn’t waste any time nor pulled any punches when discussing the current U.S. administration.
“I have many friends and colleagues [in the US] and it is still a place I like and admire in many ways,” Hawking said, “but I fear that I may not be welcome.”
He described Trump as an “authoritarian who ignores facts and logic to “satisfy his electorate” who the scientist described as not being “well informed.”
Hawking also took issue with Trump’s newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, due primarily to Pruitt’s refusal to accept that carbon dioxide causes climate change.
“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent,” he said. “It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for [Trump’s] second term, God forbid.”
Here is the full interview.