German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Trump on his win. She added that the campaign had often been connected with confrontation that had been hard to tolerate.
Merkel said the person who ruled the United States carries a lot of responsibility, which was palpable almost everywhere in the world.
She stressed the Americans had decided Trump should be their President. Democracy, freedom and the respect of people’s dignity — regardless of race and religion — were pillars that connected Germany and the USA.
And, on the basis of those values. she offered to work closely with Trump.