What the world thinks: Foreign leaders react to Trump

  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, March 8, 2016. REUTERS

    Donald Trump's race for the Republican presidential nomination has some foreign governments confused -- even worried, according to the Reuters news agency.

    A Reuters report this week cited several unnamed U.S. government officials as saying they were being peppered with questions and concerns, mainly from "working level" foreign diplomats in Washington, about Trump's meteoric rise and the general vitriol in the 2016 presidential campaign.

    "The responses have ranged from amusement to befuddlement to curiosity," one of the officials told Reuters. "In some cases, we've heard expressions of alarm, but those have been more in response to the anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment as well as the general sense of xenophobia."

    While most governments have been careful to voice their concerns only behind closed doors, others, including some of America's closest allies, have been less coy.

    Click the "Next" button to see a sample of foreign reactions to the billionaire reality television star's political rise.

  • Tucker Reals

    Tucker Reals is the CBSNews.com foreign editor, based at the CBS News London bureau.