02/11/2016 4:50 AM AEDT | Updated 02/11/2016 4:51 AM AEDT

What The World Finds Scariest About Donald Trump

Billions of people are holding their breath as election day approaches.


Election Day is only a week away, and millions across the U.S. are holding their breath. Donald Trump’s threats to enact sweeping, indiscriminate bans on Muslims and to deport millions of undocumented immigrants have sent waves of alarm through the country. Politicians are terrified of what his proposals would do to national security.

Trump’s paranoid, incendiary, openly bigoted campaign has sparked unease around the globe. World leaders have condemned the GOP nominee, arguing that his views and statements fan the flames of extremism and pose a threat to security and economic stability on a global scale.

Editors at HuffPost’s various international editions shared their insights on how a Trump presidency might inflame political tensions and deepen economic hardships in their regions and countries.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.