USA, Nov 9 (NIA) – The newly elected President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, who came out on stage in all smiles, after winning the Presidential vote said that he would seek a common ground with the rest of the world and would not encourage hostility, partnership or conflict.
“I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone.”
“All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility, partnership, not conflict,” he said to a cheering crowd, as he delivered his victory speech
He added, “America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.”
“It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.”
In the most shocking upset that the world has ever witnessed, Trump won the Presidency by a razor line margin, defeating his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton who was favourable to win.
Reuters reported that governments from Asia to Europe reacted with stunned disbelief on Wednesday to the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, described the result as a “huge shock” and questioned whether it meant the end of “Pax Americana”, the state of relative peace overseen by Washington that has governed international relations since World War Two, the Reuters report said.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault pledged to work with Trump but said his personality “raised questions” and he admitted to being unsure what a Trump presidency would mean for key foreign policy challenges, from climate change and the West’s nuclear deal with Iran to the war in Syria.
“Looks like this will be the year of the double disaster of the West,” former Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt said on Twitter, pointing to Britain’s vote in June to leave the European Union. “Fasten seat belts,” he said.
Meanwhile, right-wing populists from Australia to France cheered the result as a body blow for the political establishment.
“Their world is falling apart. Ours is being built,” Florian Philippot, a senior figure in France’s National Front (FN), tweeted. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the party and father of its leader Marine, said: “Today the United States, tomorrow France!”
Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, said: “Donald Trump’s victory is a sign that citizens of the western world want a clear change in policy.”