Putin ready to restore relations with America. --->
Following President Elect Donald J. Trump’s incredible victory on November 8, a slew of world leaders have come forward voicing their support of the billionaire businessman and their willingness to work with him on several key issues.
Respect has been restored to the executive branch.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he is willing to work with Trump on renegotiating NAFTA, one of the hallmarks of the real estate mogul’s platform during the arduous presidential campaign.
“I think it’s important that we be open to talking about trade deals,” Trudeau said to reporters.
“If the Americans want to talk about NAFTA, I’m more than happy to talk about it.”
Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad vowed Thursday to work with the U.S. and cooperate with President-elect Trump.
A spokeswoman for Assad was optimistic about U.S.-Syrian relations in an interview with a U.S. media group.
“I think the American people have sent a great, a very important message to the world,” Bouthaina Shaaban said to National Public Radio.
Trump’s non-interventionist stance with regard to the Syrian conflict will be welcome in Damascus. The alternative, President-elect Trump has argued throughout his campaign, could bring decades of chaos and further destabilization to the Middle East.
The eccentric president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte who once cursed President Obama and referred to him as a “son of a bitch” said Wednesday he changed his mind on scaling back relations with the United States following Trump’s victory.
“We both like to swear,” he said. “One little thing, we curse right away. We’re the same.”
Duterte congratulated the president-elect and revealed joint military exercises with American troops will now continue as planned.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he was looking forward to restoring relations with the United States following the inauguration of President-elect Trump.
“We heard Trump’s campaign rhetoric while still a candidate for the US presidency, which was focused on restoring the relations between Russia and the United States,” Putin said to the media at a ceremony of foreign ambassadors’ letters of credentials in Moscow.
“We understand and are aware that it will be a difficult path in the light of the degradation in which, unfortunately, the relationship between Russia and the US are at the moment.”
Putin went on to congratulate Trump on his victory.