The preceding 18 months saw a presidential campaign riddled with accusations, name-calling, threats, ridiculing and neck-to-neck fight between the nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And on Tuesday night, America voted and declared Donald Trump as its next -- the 45th President of the United States.
The Internet seemed to have gone into a shell-shock but our world leaders proved to be more graceful. PM Narendra Modi was one of the first leaders to congratulate Donald Trump on his historic win.
Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
He then followed his tweet by a couple more:
We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign, @realDonaldTrump.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height. @realDonaldTrump— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee also congratulated Donald Trump:
This is what Philippines President Roderigo Duterte had to say:
Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in a telegram to wish Trump:
MORE: Putin in telegram to Trump says hopes to work on international issues - Interfax. https://t.co/gRc2EzSUrt— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) November 9, 2016
As reported by Reuters UK, British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Donald Trump and said, "Britain and United States have an enduring and special relationship based on freedom, democracy and enterprise."
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi congratulated the newly-elected President and said, "Italy's friendship with U.S. is solid," as reported in Reuters UK.