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Trump Win Prompts Protests, Display of Placards, Wearing of Funny Hats

Martin Macias holds a placard against U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump while standing at Paso del Norte international border crossing bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The world faces a starkly different America led by a President Donald Trump.

While the billionaire businessman’s election was welcomed in some countries, others saw it as a big shock as governments will now have to deal with a man who has cozied up to Vladimir Putin, told North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies they would have to pay for their own protection and vowed to make the Mexican government pay for a multibillion-dollar border wall.

Approximately 100 protesters rally outside the City Club of Chicago before the arrival of 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS

Trump’s win was particularly startling in Mexico, where his remarks calling Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists” were a deep insult to national pride. Financial analysts have predicted a Trump win would threaten billions of dollars in cross-border trade, and government officials say they have drawn up a contingency plan for such a scenario, though without releasing details.

[Read the full story here, at The Japan News]

“It’s DEFCON 2,” Mexican analyst Alejandro Hope said. “Probably something as close to a national emergency as Mexico has faced in many decades.”

In Europe, NATO allies now wait to see if Trump follows through on suggestions that the United States will look at whether they have paid their proper share in considering whether to come to their defense.

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen called the vote “a big shock”…(read more)

Source: The Japan News

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2 Comments on “Trump Win Prompts Protests, Display of Placards, Wearing of Funny Hats”

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