World Comes to Terms with Shock Trump Victory

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

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Donald Trump gives a speech in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015 (Michael Vadon)
  • 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.