With headlines such as “God Bless America”, powerful media around the world welcomed Donald Trump’s defeat but warned that President-elect Joe Biden faced enormous challenges. in the healing of America.
International press also focuses on the feat of Kamala Harris, Biden’s running partner, who will become the first woman of color to become a US vice president.
The Observer agrees with “It̵7;s Joe”, while the Sunday Telegraph says “It’s time for America to heal” above Biden’s photo.
The Sunday Times used an image of a celebrating black woman wearing a US flag and the headline: “Sleepy Joe awakens America”, mocking Trump using an insulting nickname. which he used for Biden.
The Sunday People newspaper capitalized in capital letters: “GOD BLESS AMERICA.”
The German mass market newspaper Bild published a picture of Trump with the headline: “Escape without dignity”.
“What a liberation, what a relief,” reported the German leftist newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.
But it notes that Biden “inherits a burden” as to nothing his predecessors faced, and warns that Trump accepts failure as “unimaginable”.
While the US record newspaper, New York Times, broadcast it straight with the headline “Biden Beats Trump”, the Australian Daily Telegraph, owned by media empire Rupert Murdoch, also focused on the challenge. perceived Trump’s expectations and described him as a “hot ball of rage”.
“(Trump) would simply not accept the humiliation of seeming to be defeated by an enemy he deems weak and nearly not worth fighting,” it said.
Brazil’s top media have reported Trump’s defeat amid their own populist leader Jair Bolsonaro, who has also sought to ease democratic institutions and dismiss events based on on science.
“Trump’s failure to punish attacks against civilization, it was a lesson for Bolsonaro,” wrote Folha de Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s major daily newspapers.
“May the leaders of Brazil capture the spirit of the times – or die, like Trump, who dropped it too late.”
The center-right Spanish newspaper El Mundo said Biden’s victory was farewell to Trump’s populism, and described Harris as a “symbol of innovation”.
Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, ran the headline of its opinion editorial: “Biden bittersweet – Biden will fight to heal with America.”
It describes Biden’s oath to return to a normal state as “mission impossible”.
“The results of the election show a deeply divided country, and it will be difficult for Biden to implement the reform program he promised to his core voters,” the newspaper wrote.
Sweden’s conservative Svenska Dagbladet warns of the dangers posed by millions of Americans who will continue to believe Trump’s dangerous rhetoric that the election has been stolen from him.
“The election has ended – but the conflict continues,” reads its title.
“Half the country – half of those who voted at least – may have a lingering feeling that something is very wrong after months of fighting and calling the election a problem. That the electoral system itself was fraudulent and could not be trusted.
On a lighter note, Ayrshire Daily News, which has a patch on the Trump Turnberry golf course in Scotland, took a more local view of the results.
“The owner of the South Ayrshire golf club lost the 2020 presidential election,” reads its title.