The results of the US presidential election certainly came as a shock to the world. However, many in the US are urging people to put the divisive election behind them and begin to heal and reunite as a nation. President Obama stressed that he would do everything he could to assist the peaceful transition of power.
Trump's win surprised not only the world, but also himself, as evidenced by the look of disbelief on his face when he saw the election results. On the day before the election, President Obama said that the sun will still rise no matter who is elected. He has invited Trump to discuss presidential transition on Nov 10.
==BARACK OBAMA, US President==
It's no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. We're now all rooting for his success, and united, and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hall marks of our democracy. And over the next few months we are going to show that to the world.
Expecting the Trump presidency to ease the tensions between the US and Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the US and Trump.
Mexico is grief-stricken by Trump's win, but Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto congratulated Trump nevertheless and hoped to build positive relations with the US based on mutual trust. German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Trump to respect the law and human rights. The EU and the UN stressed that the US must continue to work with them on issues of global warming and refugees. Chinese president Xi Jingping expressed his hope that the China-US relations will be free of conflicts and based on mutual respect and cooperation. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with Trump on Nov 17 in New York, and president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said he will not fight with the US again.
==RODRIGO DUTERTE, President of the Philippines==
I would like to congratulate Mr. Donald Trump. Long live. We are both making curses. Even with trivial matters we curse. I was supposed to stop because Trump is there. I don't want to quarrel anymore, because Trump has won.
Supporters in the Great Lakes areas who helped elect Trump showed strong opinions. In metropolitan areas such as DC and New York, many people expressed frustration over the election results.
I'm a Trump supporter. I'm not racist. I'm not uneducated. I'm not deplorable, but I'm fed up.
I can't believe it. I woke up this morning, and I was shocked at the results. I had a lot more faith in us as a country not to choose somebody with such a narrow world view.
As Trump has been elected as the 45th US president, the whole world will have to learn to work with the new leader.
TRANSLATED BY：CHRISTINA LIU
記者 陳秋玫 報導