MP airs concerns over Donald Trump's victory
MP James Heappey has spoken of his concern at the news that Donald
Trump has been elected the next President in America.
MP has expressed his concerns over statements made during Mr Trump's
campaign about NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) and the
military ties that unite Britain and the USA.
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The American people spoke
in the most unexpected way and have elected a President who has
said some quite extraordinary things whilst on the campaign trail."
we on this side of the Atlantic might feel about the result, it
is the democratically expressed will of the American people that
Donald Trump should be their President and he is to be congratulated
on an astonishing victory."
an ex-soldier my first concern is on the things he has said about
NATO during his campaign for the presidency."
United Kingdom and the United States have enjoyed close military
ties for over a century and the American commitment to NATO has
been pivotal in maintaining peace within Europe since 1945."
hope that as the reality of the Oval Office comes more sharply into
focus for Mr Trump, that he will re-think his views on NATO and
the role of the United States in defending freedom and democracy
around the globe."
America under his leadership pulls up the drawbridge, the world
will be a more dangerous place."