With a difference of fewer than 150,000 popular votes, but a total of 276 electoral votes, Republican candidate Donald Trump won the U.S. Election for president over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who garnered 218 electoral votes. People from around the globe are weighing in with their reactions to this historic event.
President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s Victory Speech:
From Clinton’s Campaign Headquarters, Explanation of No Concession Speech:
Russian President Vladamir Putin Reacts to Trump’s Victory
In addition, Putin sent a telegram to the president-elect, congratulating Trump personally on his victory.
Reactions from Supporters of Each Candidate
In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued this statement just hours after the electoral college results were announced:
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate Donald J. Trump on his election as the next President of the United States. Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the United States.
We look forward to working very closely with President-elect Trump, his administration, and with the United States Congress in the years ahead, including on issues such as trade, investment, and international peace and security.
The relationship between our two countries serves as a model for the world. Our shared values, deep cultural ties, and strong integrated economies will continue to provide the basis for advancing our strong and prosperous partnership.”
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