Donald Trump has met his egomaniacal match in Serbian nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj, who boasted that his far-flung support for Trump could be decisive in the U.S. presidential campaign. "I am convinced that all Serbs who live in America will vote for him, also many other Americans who appreciate my political views and the ideology I represent," Seselj said in an interview with Sarajevo-based newspaper Oslobodjenje.
It should be noted that as of 2012, only 199,000 American citizens were of Serbian descent, though there are more who hail from the former Yugoslavia. The leader of the far-right Serbian Radical Party goes on to say that a Trump victory would be positive for Serbia, given that Trump clearly and loudly condemned the 1999 NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia. It's not clear whether this is the kind of support the real estate magnate is looking for, as Seselj is awaiting a verdict at the war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia on charges of crimes against humanity.
After Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, and looking ahead to the Feb. 20 primaries in South Carolina and Nevada, here's a Worldcrunch roundup of presidential campaign coverage, from all languages and corners of the world:
Trump, who has sparred with much of the U.S. press corps, decided to give an interview to the French right-wing magazine Valeurs Actuelles. He used the opportunity to say he would have shot the Paris terrorists had he had a chance on Nov. 13. "I always carry a weapon on me," he tells the magazine in his first interview with French media. "If I'd been at the Bataclan or one of the cafés, I would have opened fire. Maybe I would have died, but at least I would have taken a shot. Do you really think that if there had been a few armed and trained people in the audience, it would have gone down the same way? I don't think so. They would have killed the terrorists."
"Trump Tells All" — Valeurs Actuelles, Feb. 11, 2016
Trump, who handily won Tuesday's GOP primary in New Hampshire, also warned of a European "collapse" and "revolutions" because of unchecked immigration, characterizing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open the country's borders to migrants as a terrible mistake. "If we don't deal with the situation competently and firmly, then yes, it's the end of Europe. My German friends no longer know where they are. They can't believe their eyes about what is happening. They're desperate."
Though he was speaking to a French magazine, he didn't mince words about France. "Unfortunately, France isn't what it used to be, nor Paris. My French friends tell me they sometimes feel they're not really at home anymore when they go here and there in their country."