Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States at the Capitol Friday, and leaders from around the world offered well wishes and congratulations to America’s new commander in chief.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted his congratulations to his “friend.”
Congrats to my friend President Trump. Look fwd to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel&USA stronger than ever 🇮🇱🇺🇸
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 20, 2017
The head of the U.K. Independence Party and leader of the Brexit movement, Nigel Farage, had kind words for Trump’s inaugural address, tweeting, “A very strong speech by @POTUS. He means it.”
A very strong speech by @POTUS. He means it.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 20, 2017
However, not everyone was in a congratulatory mood.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox took to Twitter to criticize America’s new president.
“Speaking of allegiance, Trump? Speaking of greatness? Speaking of success? America was already great and succesful [sic], then you happened!” Fox tweeted.
Speaking of allegiance, Trump? Speaking of greatness? Speaking of success? America was already great and succesful, then you happened!
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) January 20, 2017
Fox, who has sparred with Trump on Twitter before, also tweeted, “Let America build bridges and railways in their land. The World will continue to go on building bridges and much more all over the globe.”
Pope Francis sent the 45th president of the United States a message of “cordial good wishes” on the day of his inauguration.
“I pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people and your nation’s commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide,” the pope wrote.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a statement extending his “heartfelt congratulations” to President Trump on being sworn in to office.
“Please accept my best wishes for your great success, as well as for health and happiness of you and your family,” the statement said.
He also noted that he’s looking forward to meeting with Trump “at the earliest possible occasion.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also offered his congratulations to President Trump in a statement.
“We look forward to working with President Trump, the U.S. Administration, the 115th Congress, and officials at the state and local levels to restore prosperity to the middle class on both sides of the border, and to create a safer and more peaceful world,” Trudeau said.
Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, sent his best wishes to President Trump on Twitter.
Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on assuming office as US President. Best wishes in leading USA to greater achievements in the coming years.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2017
“Best wishes in leading USA to greater achievements in the coming years,” he wrote.
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