Monday, March 20, 2017
“I would like to visit again and to talk to other scientists, but I fear that I may not be welcome,” Hawking said Monday in an interview on U.K. TV show Good Morning Britain.
“Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite in a revolt against globalization,” he added.
“His priority will be to satisfy his electorate, who are neither liberal nor that well informed.”
In particular, Hawking criticized Trump’s approach to environmental policy. “Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid,” he said.
Trump would welcome him of course and perhaps tell him a couple jokes about people in wheelchairs.