Trump’s reaction to the victory of the world!
The election is over. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. We bring the latest reactions from world leaders; who said what, about the extraordinary Trump win.
As the nail-biting election extended into early Wednesday, the rest of the world was contemplating the reality of President Donald Trump in the White House.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Donald Trump. He offered his good wishes to Trump on Twitter and hoped that together they would take the relationship between the two countries to new heights.
PM Modi tweeted, “Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May has ALSO congratulated Donald Trump on being elected as the next president of the USA. She said, “I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign.
“Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise. We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defence. I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead,” Prime Minister May added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has come under a lot of attack from Democrats for his alleged role in manipulating the US elections, has also congratulated. His spokesperson put out a statement: “Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address pressing international issues and search for effective responses to challenges concerning global security.”
German Chancellor hasn’t said anything so far, but her trusted ally, Norbert Roettgen, a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and head of the German parliaments foreign affairs committee, said “We e realizing now that we have no idea what this American president will do if the voice of anger enters office and the voice of anger becomes the most powerful man in the world.”
French Ambassador to the U.S. Gerard Araud actually lamented Trump’s victory. He said, “After Brexit and this election, everything from now on is possible. A world is collapsing before our eyes. Vertigo.”
“Its the end of an era, that of neoliberalism. What will succeed it, is yet to be known,” he added.
Chinese state media outlets generally remained neutral but were critical of the United States as a country. They said, “the majority of Americans are rebelling against the U.S.s political class and financial elites.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the race was “closer than expected.” He has remained neutral so far in the race.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not hide his relief at Trump’s victory. He celebrated Trump’s win, saying, “President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel. I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.”
Netanyahu said the “ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny. I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights.”
Author: Raghav Hegde – India