Premier Extends Well Wishes To President-Elect

November 9, 2016

Premier Michael Dunkley has today [Nov 9] written to President-Elect Donald Trump to extended well wishes.

In a letter to the President-Elect, Premier Dunkley expressed congratulations and also highlighted Bermuda’s longstanding friendship and historical ties with the US‎.

A spokesperson said, “Acknowledging that the presidential campaign was a “grueling one, which evoked strong emotions”, the Premier said he was encouraged by the President-Elect’s comments last evening [Nov. 8] of committing to work to bridge the divide in America.

“Premier Dunkley also has written a letter of appreciation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in which he commended Mrs. Clinton for conducting a campaign of integrity and civility. He also shared with Mrs. Clinton that her messages of unity, respect, equality, inclusiveness, hope and optimism were sentiments that resonated here in Bermuda.

“And while the election outcome for Mrs. Clinton was a “heartbreaking one”, the Premier thanked the Secretary of State for being a compassionate advocate for all of humanity, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or country of origin. He closed the letter by thanking the Secretary of State for her “distinguished service to the people of the United States”.

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  1. Never Trump says:

    Premier shouldnt even have acknowledged Trumps nomination. Hope you all are ready for those same white sexist and racist voters visiting Bermuda next year in droves for the Ameri…a’s Cup.

  2. James Rego says:

    Michael we all remember how Mrs. Clinton felt about Bermuda back in January. So I feel just fine the way the election turned out.

  3. BobTheBuilder says:

    When playing the political ball game causes you to loose you integrity.

  4. sage says:

    Brown nosing.

    • jt says:

      All leaders are. Pointless starting out differently.


      It is customary for nation heads to send these types of communications. Are you under some illusion Mr. Dunkley was the only leader of a foreign country to congratulate the current American president-elect?

    • brutus Burt says:

      isn’t that the point? good politics

  5. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    Diplomacy is very necessary,,,,,,however ,,,,,,,,sincerity and truthfulness are more important.Think about it.Peace.

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      Not always in politics. In fact diplomacy is better than an ego who ‘tells it like it is’, it is what has stopped wars where ‘truthful’ egos have started them.

  6. ian says:

    Plenty of nice things to say about Hillary not much for Donald

    • kindley says:

      I was rather surprised by Mr Dunkley’s remarks. interesting considering her track record.


        Yes, Dunkley is obviously very partisan, sad.

  7. Warwick Wonder Woman says:

    No brown nosing, Sage.nIt is customary for State heads to communicate congratulations to U.S. President Elects.

  8. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    This was a clasic example of “Hobson’s choice” the problem is their national debt and who was best to fix it? There will be some hard choices made.

    What about this countries national debt per capita it’s up there, and don’t for get the private citizens personal debt for cars and housing and more. Christmas is not over yet.

  9. JUNK YARD DOG says:


    About Time some of you learned how to play monopoly.

    They should also teach MONOPOLY in schools.

  10. Interesting times says:

    Well Trump will be good for UK-USA relations, which also benefits Bermuda as a UK Overseas Territory.