- By Emily TamkinEmily Tamkin is a staff writer at Foreign Policy. She writes for FP’s The Cable, a real-time take on the news in Washington and the wider world. She has been at FP since the fall of 2016, before which she was an associate editor at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington. She has a B.A. in Russian literature from Columbia University, an M.Phil. in Russian and East European studies from the University of Oxford, and studied Soviet dissidence in archival centers in Moscow, Tbilisi, and, on a Fulbright, in Bremen — all of which means that at FP, she writes when she can on Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.
On Tuesday (remember Tuesday?), Foreign Policy’s Elias Groll wrote up what some of the foreign newspaper covers had to say about the American presidential election. “Please not the Horror-Clown!” begged Germany’s Bonn Express. “The American nightmare … or the first woman?” asked Sweden’s Expressen.
Three days and one President-elect Trump later, let us revisit what the international press had to say.
— AuthorJ&M (@JandMo) November 8, 2016
“Obama — a new citizen like the others” says this Charlie Hebdo cover depicting citizen Obama running from police fire.
— SPIEGEL English (@SPIEGEL_English) November 11, 2016
This Der Spiegel cover reads, “It’s the end of the world (as we know it).” No word yet on whether Der Spiegel feels fine.
“Trump kidnapped America,” calmly states Poland’s Fakt.
Mexico City's newspaper "El Gráfico" didn't miss and hit the wall… pic.twitter.com/0gbHGzsCpM
— Alan Ferrier (@alanferrier) November 10, 2016
“FUUUCK!” says Mexico City’s El Grafico.
One Russian paper today prints a psychological portrait of Trump: "…a cowboy hiding feelings of dissatisfaction & low self-esteem" pic.twitter.com/pERfMDWok0
— Steve Rosenberg (@BBCSteveR) November 11, 2016
The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg noted an article in Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda in which a psychologist calls President-elect Donald Trump “a cowboy hiding dissatisfaction and feelings of low self-esteem.”
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