Stephen Hawking fears he may not be welcome in US under Donald Trump

London: Stephen Hawking lamented that he would possibly no longer be welcome in United States beneath Donald Trump, as a result of the renowned British physicist asserted that the US President's priority might be to satisfy his voters who’re "neither liberal nor that well-informed".

"I would like to visit (the US) again, and to talk to other scientists. But I fear that I may not be welcome," Dr Hawking, one in every of many world's best-known scientists, knowledgeable ITV Data.

"Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite in a revolt against globalisation. His priority will be to satisfy his electorate who are neither liberal, nor that well-informed," the 75-year-old cosmologist and physicist acknowledged.

The scientist had beforehand referred to as the US president a "demagogue", nevertheless acknowledged although he nonetheless admires America, he fears "that I may not be welcome".

Dr Hawking is a recipient of the distinguished US Franklin medal for science and obtained the presidential medal of freedom from Barack Obama in 2009.

The Cambridge scientist acknowledged he was considerably concerned about Mr Trump's setting protection. "He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environment Protection Agency," Dr Hawking acknowledged.

"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 acknowledged.

Talking about Brexit, the scientist, who was in opposition to leaving the European Union, acknowledged if the referendum ought to be carried out "it shouldn't be a hard Brexit as the right wing of the Conservative Party want" as it’ll depart Britain "isolated and inward-looking".

"We should retain as many links as possible with Europe and the rest of the world, particularly China. By remaining in the EU, we would have given ourselves more influence in the world. And we would provide future opportunities for young people," Dr Hawking acknowledged.

"Leaving Europe threatens Britain's status as a world- leader in science and innovation," he argued.