This victory need not trouble Nato – Trump will find he needs friends in Europe | Robert Hunter

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The president-elect knows it is better to face the world with allies than alone. And greater military self-sufficiency is an EU objective anyway

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has produced worldwide bewilderment. Some of this may prove justified, depending on how Trump performs. But in part it is a reaction to the way we Americans conduct our election campaigns – the oceans of money, the media’s overweening role and the tested and proved tactics of “going negative”.

Nevertheless, despite the anger, accusations and mutual fearmongering, when the result was declared both Trump and Hillary Clinton showed once again that in America the peaceful transfer of power is sacred. Friends and allies abroad, take comfort.

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