Tim Farron: 'I fear for the world' after Trump election victory

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The leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron has said he 'fears for the world' following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

The MP for Westmorland & Lonsdale said:

I am personally devastated by the US election result. Trump’s campaign was based upon fear of others, hatred and division. I fear for the world that my children will inherit if such extremism can triumph. Of course, America is still an important friend and ally and we must not give up on our friends, but it is a stark reminder of the need to stand up for liberal values of tolerance, openness and the rule of law.

– Tim Farron MP