Federal Greens Leader Richard Di Natale
Federal Greens Leader Richard Di Natale Christian Morrow

Greens leader takes shot at Trump

GREENS leader Richard Di Natale has backed Labor leader Bill Shorten's scathing assessment of US presidential contender Donald Trump, labelling the billionaire "dangerous for the global community".

Senator Di Natale told the ABC's Insiders program yesterday the thought of a Trump presidency was scary to many Australians.

Last week, Mr Shorten told Darwin radio station Hot 100 that Mr Trump's views on some issues were "just barking mad", but Australia would work whoever the US voters "dish up".Senator Di Natale went further, calling for a revaluation of Australia's alliance with the US if Mr Trump became president.

"Particularly when you consider the fact that we are even talking about a Trump presidency scares the daylights out of most people," the Senator said.

"I think it is absolutely in our national interest to redefine the terms of our alliance and not to commit troops blindly to international conflicts in the way we have done in the past."