Gunther Oettinger, the European commissioner for digital eonomy and society, said Donald Trump would be “a bad president.”
“Trump, with his political priorities and his personality would make a bad president,” Oettinger said in an interview with German regional newspapers, published Wednesday.
“Hillary Clinton is very experienced and professional, and she would do the job well,” he added.
Oettinger also said Trump’s comments of affection for Russia are not surprising. “Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin are not that different: somewhat nationalist and populist.”
When it comes to TTIP, the free trade deal between the EU and the U.S., Oettinger said there’s a possibility for Washington and Brussels reaching an agreement if Hillary Clinton is elected to the White House.
“Even if we are unable to reach an agreement this year, I still see chances for a completion,” he said. During Clinton’s time as secretary of state, she never put free trade into question, Oettinger added.