Junta head, Prayut Chan-ocha, has extended his congratulations to the surprise victor of the U.S. presidential election. If you live under a rock and you have yet to hear, the president-elect, due to take over from Barack Obama in January, is Donald J. Trump. The billionaire, real estate mogul and reality TV show host is about to take, arguably, the most senior job in politics.
Despite his many, many short-comings, messages from other nations are of congratulations and hope for a good working relationship. This includes Thailand, Prayuth Chan-ocha has stated that the voice of the people has to be accepted, that is, Trump as their commander and chief. He also stated that “We have to adjust to changes. Things keep changing. I have not been indifferent to change. Instead, I have been keeping abreast of it.”
Much like other nations, Thailand’s leader has vowed to work with Mr Trump to “continue to cherish the U.S.-Thai relationship of more than 180 years,” which comes as no surprise given the reliance of many nations on relations with the U.S.