NEW DELHI— The Latest on global reactions to U.S. midterm elections (all times local):
Italy’s right-wing deputy premier has tweeted his congratulations to President Donald Trump for the results of the U.S. midterm elections, saying they went “against everything and everyone” pushing for a Democratic wave.
Matteo Salvini, a populist who also serves as Italy’s interior minister, shares some of Trump’s anti-migrant, nationalist leanings.
Salvini wrote “godonaldgo” and “Compliments to president #Trump for the seats conquered in the Senate and the confirmation in crucial states, against everything and everyone: leftist journalists, actors and singers, directors and pseudo-intellectuals.”
At a news conference later Wednesday, Salvini declined to comment on specific policies of the leader he called a “slightly strange president,” but said Trump at least kept his campaign promises on the economy, trade and immigration.