‘A global joke’: Worldwide glee grows at US election turmoil

Donald Trump’s opponents around the world are reacting with disbelief, barely contained joy and a huge dollop of schadenfreude at the US president’s desperate attempts to cling to power, reports Bel Trew, Middle East correspondent

Friday 06 November 2020 16:10
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<p>Exit stage left? Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House on Thursday</p>

Exit stage left? Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House on Thursday

Chaos won”, shouted the front page of Turkey’s opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet about the bitter aftermath of the US’s still-contested election.

“Brawl”, roared Iran leading reformist paper Shargh with a photo of the two contenders, their fists in the air.

“What a spectacle!” wrote Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei on Twitter with glee.

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