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Wed May 4, 2016, 05:01 PM

World reaction to Trump success

"Many Mexicans might be stunned by the success of a man who has said so many absurd things from the mad idea of building a wall on the border with Mexico and making this country pay for it, to the concept that global warming was invented by the Chinese to hurt the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector," the editorial noted. "Nonetheless, just as in Mexico people are tired of traditional politicians, the same thing is occurring in the United States. Being distant from the 'establishment,' the political elites in Washington, is in itself a virtue that is more important than other defects."

An article in the Hindu, a leading Indian daily, summed up what has come to pass: "Entering politics 10 months ago, Mr. Trump, whose business practices may be questionable but has unbeatable showmanship, ran a campaign that upended the Republican Party and outraged the American liberal conscience in his march to victory."

"So this Wednesday morning, Europe wakes up to Donald Trump across the Atlantic as the presumptive Republican nominee," wrote the left-of-center French daily Liberation, as cited by a comprehensive BBC roundup of the European press. "A man who many considered just a few months ago as a clown. Many voters vote Trump precisely because he has no political experience and has never held elected office."

Contemplating the "craziest U.S. presidential election campaign" that awaits, Germany's conservative Die Welt declared "the unthinkable has come to pass."

The respected German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung described Trump's ascension as part of a "historic election marked by an element of madness."

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:03 PM

1. I can say that Trump is a matter of concern

 

For the office of the President...in Mexico. Yes, they are indeed worried

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:05 PM

2. I think they're waking up to the fact that there has been a titanic change in America.

 

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:08 PM

3. Australia is aghast

They thought you were joking...

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Response to Fairgo (Reply #3)

Wed May 4, 2016, 06:43 PM

4. the world seriously underestimates how much racism / ignorance there is in America

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