World Comes to Terms with Shock Trump Victory

Reaction to Donald Trump’s victory ranges from panic to glee.

Businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, February 27, 2015
Businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, February 27, 2015 (Gage Skidmore)
  • Many of America’s allies in Europe are in shock, but nationalists, including France’s Marine Le Pen and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, have welcomed Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.
  • France has called for closer European cooperation now that America appears to be distancing itself from the rest of the world.
  • There is a sense in Britain that a new era of populism married with discontent at the status quo has arrived.
  • Mark Galeotti, a Russia expert, argues Trump’s election hands Vladimir Putin half the “Yalta 2.0” deal in Europe he always wanted.