World Reacts to Trump

Some are shocked, some say the U.S. is getting what it deserves

Israel's Haaretz newspaper proclaimed that Donald Trump had completed his "hostile takeover" of the Republican Party. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Israel's Haaretz newspaper proclaimed that Donald Trump had completed his "hostile takeover" of the Republican Party. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Posted May 4, 2016 at 10:17am

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.”  

Mexican news site sipse.com declared  that “Trump has one foot in the Republican nomination to the White House.”  


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