Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today congratulated Donald Trump for winning the US presidency, saying the latter’s victory serves as a reminder to all politicians to never take voters for granted.
In a statement, Najib pointed out how Trump was initially considered an outsider when his candidacy was first announced, but then he beat the establishment consensus by winning the Republican nomination, and now the US presidency.
“Mr Trump’s success shows that politicians should never take voters for granted. Opinion polls, and established political figures, all underestimated the strength of his support,” the prime minister said.
Najib said that Trump’s appeal to Americans who want to see their government more focused on their interests and welfare, and less embroiled in foreign interventions that have proven to run counter to US interests — have resulted in his win.
“In 2014 the US and Malaysia elevated our relationship to a comprehensive partnership, and we are firm allies in the worldwide fight against terrorism and extremism.
“We look forward to continuing this partnership under President-elect Trump. I congratulate him on this extraordinary victory, and look forward to meeting him again soon,” Najib added.
Trump won the US presidency today in a closely fought battle against US Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton in what many have called a shock victory.
Source : The Malay Mail Online