EU leader says working with Donald Trump will be 'hard'

  • 09/11/2016
EU Parliament President Martin Schulz
EU Parliament President Martin Schulz

The election of Donald Trump as the United States' 45th president will make work "harder" for the European Union, the European Parliament President Martin Schulz says.

"It will be hard, harder than with previous administrations but he is the freely elected president," Schulz said on Europe 1 radio.

"We must respect the future president of the United States (...) I hope we will find a slot to co-operate," he said.

Republican Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favoured Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule.

Reuters. 

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