The World Reacts to President-Elect Trump (Live Updated)

November 9, 2016

Updated: 4:15 PM EST

The United States finally has a new president-elect.

The election of Donald Trump makes this an uncertain moment for much of the national security community.

As the day goes on, War on the Rocks will be providing updates on other countries’ reactions to the election.

World Leaders

Terrorist and Insurgent Groups


Shortly after Trump was declared the president-elect, a number of Salafi jihadists representing a basketful of terrorist groups took to Twitter to offer their congratulations.


The Taliban said in a statement that Trump should withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and “allow Afghans to become a free nation and develop relationships with other countries based on non-interference in each other’s affairs.”


Colin Steele is a master’s candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He received his BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Find him on Twitter at @bravo_xray12.


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