According to The Hill Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it was no surprise that Trump won the US election:
“Right up to the end, nobody believed he would win — except us,” Putin said at his annual marathon press conference.
He credited Trump’s victory to his ability to read the mood of the country.
Trump “precisely felt the mood of the society and worked in the precise paradigm,” Putin said, according to Agence France-Presse.
Putin also noted that Republican voters in the U.S. see the world in a similar light as Putin with our “common dangers and problems”.