My mostly platonic and theoretical mistress was especially pleased -- her husband is an ardent patriot and they watch no news sources other than state-controlled ones.
"Its good that he won," she said to me by instant message. "Hillary was a straight way to war."
Pterodactyl Girl was a bit more irreverent.
"Oo tebe novi president Donald Duck!" she exclaimed by instant message. She likes him better than the last president, whom she referred to as Barack Obezyanka, which would translate as something like "Barack the Little Monkey."
My girlfriend's response was perceptive -- "They're all oligarchs, it doesn't matter."
My Chinese students are more perplexed.
First there was some confusion when they mistakenly looked up the word "Tramp" in trying to understand Trump. The pictures and articles they were directed to astounded them.
Then they ask, "Why is he so angry? He's a rich man, what is to be so angry about?'
"Good question," was about all I could say to that.
I work with a lot of Australians and New Zealanders; they mostly shook their heads and laughed.