How Newspapers Abroad Covered Trump's Victory

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From Germany and France to Canada, there was shock everywhere.

Not just U.S. media outlets were mostly surprised by Donald Trump's win over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday. 

Around the world, papers and their websites on Wednesday splashed the news over their front pages — some with a focus on facts, others with a mix of shock and wonder or a shot of tabloid.

Here is The Hollywood Reporter's look at newspaper headlines from around the world:


In Germany, broadsheet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in its online edition featured such headlines as "The Ego-President," "Great despair after Trump win: 'We have brexited,'" "The White Revolution" and "German politicians shocked and stunned."

German tabloid Bild online offered an analysis titled "Trump – how could this happen?," a reporter's color story about the Clinton campaign's reaction under the headline "Her staff cried in each others' arms" and a post titled "Melania Trump, the new First Lady: She is already guarding the nuclear briefcase."


Daily newspaper Liberation put out a special edition with a full-page, close-up black-and-white photo of a frowning Trump over the headline "Trumpocalypse."

Elsewhere in France, Le Monde kept it simple with "Donald Trump, president of the United States." However the conservative-leaning paper posted a unique - and scathing - front-page editorial on the results and damning the reactionary right. "Trump and his European clones do not have the slightest idea of the complexity of the problems to be solved. They sell illusions ... They cultivate reductive simplification that is a threat to our democracies."


El Periodico featured Trump pointing his finger at readers with the headline "Dios perdona a America," or "God forgive America."

Meanwhile, El Pais titled "EE UU cae en manos del populismo agresivo de Trump," or "U.S. falls into the hands of the aggressive populism of Trump."


In the U.K., where most morning papers hit the streets before the final result was announced, The Guardian went with the cover, "Trump defies expectations on desperate night for Democrats," while News Corp's The Times in its 5:30 a.m. edition featured the headline, "Trump Surge."

The Daily Telegraph said, "Divided America bitter to the end."


Le Journal de Montreal, a French-language paper, titled "Oh My God!" next to a photo of the winner.

The Globe and Mail newspaper had a giant portrait photo of Trump next to the headline "Trump Nation," directing readers inside to coverage from New York, Florida, Nevada and Tennessee.

The Montreal Gazette featured a page-length photo of two Americans marking their ballots in a polling station in Chesterfield, Va., under the headline: "One for the History Books."

The Calgary Sun, in Alberta's oil country, had a photo of a fist-pumping Trump on its front page with the headline: "America Chooses Trump — You're Hired!"

And the Winnipeg Free Press featured a full-page photo of Trump waving to a crowd with the headline: "The Trump Effect — polarizing election puts reality TV star inches from the White House."


Newspapers drew comparisons between the Trump campaign and homegrown populist movements, from the 5-Star Party to the Northern League. "Populism also in Italy," read the headline of La Repubblica.

Media headlines also expressed concern about what a Trump presidency will mean for Europe and blasted the win as a victory only for white America. Newspaper Corriere della Serra led with a story that said, "The U.S. is a wake-up call for Europe which no one heard before."

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Belgian daily Le Soir had a full front-page photo of Trump, with a pointed, salute-like fist obscuring his face and the headline, "The Trump Shock."

In Argentina, La Nacion titled "Donald Trump Wins U.S. Elections: The World in Shock." And in Brazil, Veja online went with "Trump will have a majority in Congress but his life won't be easy," while Chile's La Tercera featured a big portrait of Trump and the headline: "Trump Stirs Up the U.S. and the World."

Rhonda Richford in Paris, Ariston Anderson in Rome, Agustin Mango in Buenos Aires and Etan Vlessing in Toronto contributed to this report.