German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulates U.S. Republican Donald Trump on his election victory and offers to work closely with him on the basis of ''democratic values'' including respecting people's dignity regardless of their origin or religion. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (November 9) congratulated U.S. Republican Donald Trump on his election victory and offered to work closely with him on the basis of the values of democracy, freedom, respect for the law and for the dignity of people. "Germany and America are bound together by values - democracy, freedom, respecting the rule of law, people's dignity regardless of their origin, the color of their skin, their religion, gender, sexual orientation or their political views," Merkel said. "On the basis of these values, I am offering to work closely with the future President of the United States Donald Trump," she added. Merkel also stressed the importance of continuing good transatlantic relations as a tool to managing global crises.