World Reacts to Trump
Some are shocked, some say the U.S. is getting what it deserves
With Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropping out of the presidential race and Donald Trump becoming the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, the world reacted with a bit of surprise and some chiding.
In Germany, the left-leaning Die Tageszeitung’s headline translated to “unpleasant truths,” with the subhead: “Although it is hard to bear: Trump deserves this result. And the Republicans will get what they deserve.”
The center-right Die Welt declared that “the craziest presidential election begins.”
Al Jazeera English’s site said Trump’s biggest challenge was “to unite deep fissures within the Republican Party as many party loyalists are appalled at his bullying style, his treatment of women and his signature proposals to build a wall on the border with Mexico and deport 11 million illegal immigrants.”
In Israel, the liberal daily Haaretz’s headline read “Trump Completes Hostile Takeover of the GOP.”