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Belgium: 'It will not be easy' - EU's Schulz on Donald Trump's victory

2 681 09.11.2016 Инфо

"It will not be easy," President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said of the upcoming term of US President-elect Donald Trump, speaking from Brussels on Wednesday morning.
Answering a question on how Europe was going to work with a Trump-led administration, Schulz expressed hope that the United States constitution "will be the basis also for the transatlantic relationship."
However, Schulz stressed that "it will not be easy because during the election campaign we heard some elements of protectionism, also some worrying words about women, about minorities." He went on to say that, according to his political experience, "election campaigns are different from the real politics during a term of a president."
"So, I hope that we will get back to a rational cooperation," Schulz stated.
US President-elect Donald Trump spoke at New York’s Midtown Hilton Hotel after Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called him to concede defeat, earlier on Wednesday. Trump called for national unity and stated that the US people owe Clinton "a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country."