Congratulations to President Elect Donald Trump – PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Donald Trump on his victory calling his candidacy a surprise and that his election, a journey which 'defied' expectations'.

In a Facebook post on November 9, PM Lee said Singapore fully respects the decision made by the American people.

PM Lee called the election to be "contentious", which, "has exposed a bitter divide in the American people."


He further added, "Many will celebrate this result, while others will understandably be surprised and disappointed. But like the Brexit referendum in June, Mr Trump’s victory is part of a broader pattern in developed countries – reflecting a deep frustration with the way things are, and a strong wish to reassert a sense of identity, and somehow to change the status quo. US voters have elected a President whom they feel best represents them. Singapore fully respects their decision. We will continue to work together with the United States to cultivate our strong ties."

India's prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated Donald Trump via Twitter on his being elected.

Trump after his record victory to become the 45th President of the United States of America, took to the stage to chants of 'U-S-A, U-S-A!', where he pledged to get everybody together.

"I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all Americans and this is so important to me," said Trump.