by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/Ghana
Despite Donald Trump and his team mounting a series of lawsuits in several states alleging voter fraud putting contender Joe Biden in the US election ahead, world leaders have already sent in their congratulatory messages to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their projected victory on Saturday.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg congratulated Biden, calling him a “strong supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship.
“US leadership is as important as ever in an unpredictable world, and I look forward to working very closely with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the new administration to further strengthen the bond between North America and Europe,” he said. “A strong NATO is good for North America and good for Europe.” Trump has had a fractious relationship with the military organization since taking charge as president.
Although U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is viewed as closely aligned with Trump given their eccentric ways, he also tweeted his congratulations, calling Harris’ accomplishment of becoming the first woman and person of color elected to the vice presidency a “historic achievement.”
“The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security,” he wrote.
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whom Trump described as two-faced and stabbing him in the back also wrote, “Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.”
I warmly congratulate @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris for their victory in the U.S. Presidential elections.— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) November 7, 2020
The EU and the USA are friends and allies, our citizens share the deepest of links. I look forward to working with President-elect Biden.
European Commission President Ursala von der Leyen said she “warmly” congratulated Biden in a statement on Twitter and said “The European Commission stands ready to intensify cooperation with the new Administration and the new Congress to address pressing challenges we face.”
Former President Barack Obama who had to be deployed on the campaign circuit to mop up every support for Biden also issued a statement congratulating his friend and former Veep and as well as Ms. Kamala Harris, noting that once every vote is counted, the two “will have won a historic and decisive victory.”
“I know he’ll do the job with the best interests of every American at heart, whether or not he had their vote,” Obama said of Biden.
Biden leads President Donald Trump by more than 34,000 votes in Pennsylvania with thousands of outstanding ballots to count.