Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has extended congratulations to United States President-elect Donald Trump.
In a letter to Trump in the wake of his sweeping victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, Rowley re-affirmed the commitment of the Government of T&T "to strengthening and deepening the already excellent bilateral ties which exist between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America."
Citing Trump's victory as an indication of the confidence placed in him by the American people, Rowley conveyed best wishes to Trump, his administration and his family, an Office of the Prime Minister statement confirmed.
Meanwhile, one T&T nationals who is happy Trump is now US President-elect is his former neighbour in Trump Towers in New York, Jack Warner.
"Immediately on the morning he won, I sent him a congratulatory email," Warner said yesterday, sounding very happy at Trump's victory over Democrats contender Hillary Clinton.
Still elated at Trump's victory yesterday, Warner said: "My email to him congratulated him on his stunning victory. I told him what he has done is turn politics on its head and that he has made pollsters become irrelevant."
Warner, who is currently fighting extradition to the US in relation to his operation as a former CONCACAF/FIFA executive, said Trump had been his landlord and neighbour for 20 years while he (Warner) was at CONCACAF.
"The CONCACAF office I had headed was on the 17th floor of the Trump Towers from 1990 to 2010 and my own apartment was on the 52nd floor of the Trump Towers as well. In fact, my apartment was opposite his and we were accustomed to greeting each other," Warner said.
"I had rented the office space for (US)$11,000 a month and by the time we vacated in 2010, the rent was (US)$100,000 monthly. I would also often go to his casino in Atlantic City, so I'm all for him and wish him the best."
Also yesterday, former national security minister Gary Griffith said he had given his successor, Edmund Dillon, contact for Trump confidante Rudy Giuliani, tipped to be Trump's attorney general or Homeland Security head, last year when the PNM took office.
Griffith said that was given in an anti-crime plan which Giuliani had done for the People's Partnership government.