World leader are even in a greater state of shock than are Americans over the impossible becoming the reality of “President Donald Trump. Following are some comments from periodicals.
Guardian, UK: “The unthinkable is only unthinkable if it happens. The Trump triumph has echoes of the increasing alarming right ward shift in politics of other post industrial democracies to which progressives have produced inadequate responses. It will be cheered in Moscow and Damascus which will feel embolded. But this is primarily an American tragedy.”
Der Spiegel, Germany: “Crude populism has triumphed over reason. Trump’s success is a shock for all those who had counted on the political wisdom of America. For Trump’s islamophobic, nationalistic, hateful statements only one thing can be said for it, it won’t be good.”
Gerard Araud, French Ambassador to the US: “This is the end of an epoch. After this vote, anything is possible.”