Czech PM says Trump campaign based on populism but next president should know where Czech Republic is

09-11-2016

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka congratulated Donald Trump on his win and said he counted on the US continuing being a reliable partner and ally. He added though that the Trump campaign had been characterised by aggressive populism and an appeal to protest voters. The Czech prime minister said that uniting the US might be difficult after the recent campaign. Sobotka said that Trump, unlike some predecessors, should know where the Czech Republic is, a reference to his Czech-born former wife Ivana. Czech interior minister Milan Chovanec suggested that a visit to the Czech Republic by Donald Trump could be a possibility given the family connection.