Fuad Khan congratulates President-elect Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 04:30

Member of Parliament for San Juan/Barataria Dr Fuad Khan has congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump on his victory.

Dr Khan had earlier this week posted a photo of himself in a t-shirt supporting Trump.

He issued the following statement this morning.

"Congratulations to Mr. Donald Trump as he becomes the Forty-Fifth Elected President of the United States of America. 

It is the crowning achievement of a campaign whose brilliance demonstrated the vitality of American democracy to the entire world, while keeping them captivated and amazed. 

While the spotlight will remain on Mr. Trump for some time to come, this should not detract from the fact that the Republican Party also now controls the US Congress and Senate, as Mr. Trump was able to regain support in states such as Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin which were all lost to the Democratic party in 2012. 

This victory also demonstrates the power of the people and democracy in the face of unrelenting aggression by established institutions such as the media, and including factions within the Republican party itself. 

It is therefore imperative that Mr. Trump imbue his presidency with solidarity and strength, and through the power of his example and the adherence to solid principles, he will be able to guide America out of the turmoil they currently find themselves.

Trinidad and Tobago has always been connected to the United States through our ties of trade, diplomacy and friendship. 

With the recent assignment of a new Ambassador of the USA to T&T, the strategic alliance between our two nations is stronger than ever. 

As American leadership remains vital to meeting global challenges, financial stability and global economic growth, peace and security, we all hope that Mr. Trump can affect the change that he has promised during his extensive and victorious campaign.

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