Slovenia’s prime minister has invited ridicule by tweeting his congratulations to outgoing President Donald Trump for winning the 2020 race for the White House before the result has been announced.
Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Wednesday: “It’s pretty clear that American people have elected Donald Trump and Mike Pence for four more years.”
Slovenia has a particular interest in Donald Trump as his wife, Melania, is from that country.
Several major European leaders took to Twitter to condemn Janša’s statement.
MEP Nicola Beer said: “Donald Trump has his deeply undemocratic, unjustified playbook on elections (and) EU Member States should not play along.”
EU Vice-President Josep Borrell stated: “While we wait for the election result, the EU remains ready to continue building a strong transatlantic partnership, based on our shared values and history.”
FILE PHOTO: President and Mrs Trump Reuters