By Our Diplomatic Affairs Bureau
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mr Donald Trump on being elected as the President of the United States.
“Congratulations Donald Trump on being elected as the 45th US President. We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign.
We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height”, the Prime Minister said.
This is no ordinary candidate in no ordinary year. Trump will be the first person in more than 60 years to enter the White House with no experience as a governor or on Capitol Hill.
Many words have been used by critics to describe him: bigot, blowhard, demagogue, idiot, misogynist, narcissist, racist, sexual predator. Tony Schwartz, who ghost-wrote Trump’s bestselling book The Art of the Deal, said if he was writing it now, he would call it The Sociopath.
Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president on Wednesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalised on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.
When Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20, the fact he will be the oldest person to do so in America’s 240-year history will be something of an afterthought. On that day a business tycoon, reality TV celebrity and architect of one of the most divisive and incendiary campaigns in memory – a campaign that has raised comparisons to Hitler and Mussolini – will become the most powerful person on the planet , his finger on the nuclear trigger.