The world reacts to the presidential victory of Donald Trump

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump react as they watch the election results during Trump's election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump react as they watch the election results during Trump's election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott led the congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump.

The governor said, “Trump’s best speech ever was his gracious acceptance speech as the president-elect. God be with him.” In a longer statement, Gov. Abbott continued, “One thing from this election is abundantly clear — millions of Americans feel they have been ignored by a political class in Washington, D.C. that prioritizes protecting an elite establishment before We the People.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, junior senator from Texas, congratulated Trump on an “amazing victory.” He said in a Facebook post, “This affirms what we have long known, that Americans have resoundingly rejected the Obama-Clinton agenda of bigger government, intrusive regulation, executive overreach, and lawlessness that is killing innovation and jobs, squandering opportunity for working men and women, marginalizing our freedoms, and compromising our security.

International unease at Trump win

Internationally, NBC’s Richard Engel says the reaction has been “absolutely catastrophic.” “It emboldens our enemies and adversaries it makes our allies terrified that we’re not going to be our allies anymore,” he continued.

The AP reports Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Trump a congratulatory telegram.

In Japan, according to CNN, state broadcaster NHK said that, “If Trump becomes president, Japan along with other countries, are very unsure of what will happen to the economy.”

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai, posted the following message on Twitter:

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