The country is divided on Trump's shocking win last night. Half are very happy, and half are very upset. But how does the rest of the world feel? They were certainly pulled into the vitriolic election, and America is a great global influencer, so the outcome carries a lot of weight around the world.
The Christian Post reports what 5 major world leaders had to say in response to Trump's win.
Russia: President Vladimir Putin was reported to have celebrated Trump's win with a glass of champagne. He was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Trump: "We understand that it will not be an easy path given the current state of degradation in the relations. And as I have repeatedly said, it's not our fault that Russian-American relations are in such a poor state. But Russia wants and is ready to restore full-fledged relations with the United States," Putin said.
Putin continued, "I repeat we understand that this will be difficult, but we are ready to play our part, and do everything to return Russian-American relations to stable and sustainable development track."
Germany: Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, offered a more conditional congratulations of Trump: "Americans have decided that the person to carry this responsibility for the next four years is Donald Trump. Germany and America are connected by common values: democracy, freedom, respect for the law and for human dignity irrespective of origin, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political conviction," she said.
Merkel conditioned: "On the basis of these values, I offer the future president of America, Donald Trump, a close working relationship."
China: In spite of Trump's statements that he plans to hinder Chinese imports in order to increase American output, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Trump's win and offered partnership: "I place great importance on the China-U.S. relationship, and look forward to working with you to uphold the principles of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation," Xi reportedly told Trump on the phone.
Mexico: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gave congrats to Trump and the offer of friendship, despite Trump's remarks about Mexico sending their worst to America. "Mexico and the U.S. are friends, partners and allies who must continue collaborating for the competitiveness and development of North America," Nieto said.
Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose country had a lot at stake in the outcome of this election, gave a big congratulations to Trump, saying he is a "true friend of the State of Israel."
"We will work together to advance the security, stability and peace in our region," Netanyahu pledged. "The strong connection between the United States and Israel is based on shared values, shared interests and a shared destiny." The Prime Minister continued, "I'm certain that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between Israel and the United States, and bring it to new heights," .
Certainly around the globe, some nations are relieved Trump is in power, while others are upset--just like in America. How do you feel about the shocking election? Let us hear your thoughts and prayers in the Comments!