East StratCom disinformation claim:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the fact that Donald Trump won the US presidential election.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 26. November 2016

Debunk claim:

Ms. Merkel accepted Mr. Trump’s election and stated that she will cooperate with the future US President based on common values like democracy, freedom, or rule of law: https://www.ft.com/content/03012e40-a758-11e6-8b69-02899e8bd9d1

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 51. The item is located at row number 5 in the report.

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