How have Donald Trump and other US politicians responded to the victories by the populist Five Star Movement and center-right coalition parties?

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    Italy had an election? I've not heard anything about it in the US media.
    – Machavity
    Mar 7, 2018 at 4:41
  • It's just three days since the election. Maybe the reaction take a bit more. Also, have you done any research on it? Maybe read the opinions in the NYTimes or googling a bit? Mar 7, 2018 at 10:56
  • Which overwhelming victory? I see three blocks, from 24% to 37%, which are unable to form any coalition. No one can "overwhelm" the other. And center-right got demolished, it was the far-right Lega that profited the most, while Berlusconi's Forza Italia lost a large part of its voters.
    – Thern
    Mar 7, 2018 at 15:11
  • I'm still in hope that this guy will be appointed Mar 7, 2018 at 17:21
  • @Nebr Fixed the overwhelming. I guess I was clumping populism with the center-right coalition
    – Carson
    Mar 7, 2018 at 17:25

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Google suggests that most haven't noticed yet. I did find an article talking about Steve Bannon. He is quoted as saying

This is just a populist victory and should send a massive signal to the permanent political class in Rome and more importantly to the permanent political class in Brussels that people want change

You can read more on Die Weltwoche.

I would suspect that Italian politics is low on the list of priorities of most in the United States. We might see more in a week or two, once the media has a chance to learn more and ask questions of US politicians.

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