SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As Americans woke up to news that Donald Trump will in fact be the 45th President of the United States, the rest of the world was reacting.
Many people around the world expressed concern about how the Trump Administration would change the U.S.’s relationships with other countries.
“I think it’s going to get a little strange, because he has an abrasive personality. I think it’s going to be hard to work together with other countries as a team to figure out solutions. I think it’s going to be more of a head-butting dynamic,” said Sophie Neuhaus of Springfield.
John Rogers, an economics professor at American International College, told 22News that there are two countries where our relationship may suffer with Trump in office.
“The two that are of most concern are Mexico, because he’s said some pretty aggressive things about NAFTA about our relationship with Mexico about immigration. The other one that worries me is China, because he’s branded this idea of an effective trade war with China and that’s very, very dangerous,” said Rogers.
People on both sides of the issue told 22News that they believe it is Trump’s personality that will either help strengthen international business relationships, or have the opposite effect.
“I think hat he’s a great business man, so I think that he’s going to be able to establish some really good deals between us and other countries, and I think that because he’s in business, he knows how to meet that middle ground and make compromise, so I’m really excited and I’m really hopeful,” said Rogers.
Professor Rogers also told 22News that with Trump in office, there is a good chance the U.S.’s relationship could improve with Russia.