Global Feedback on Trump’s Victory in Presidential Election

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.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May provided a similarly worded statement acknowledging Donald Trump’s election victory:

“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.”







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