MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Republican establishment and people from the US foreign and military circles will likely constrain the newly elected president Donald Trump from implementing his radical proposals that were announced during the election campaign, the head of Commission for External Relations in Belgium Federal Parliament told Sputnik on Wednesday.
"In the military and the foreign policies in the establishment of the Republican party there are people who are wise enough, and I hope, strong enough to correct what has been said and to prevent that from being implemented. I’m convinced what he [Trump] said during the campaign is not going to happen in reality because there are some counter-ways present in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [State Department] and in Pentagon, people who have much more experience in foreign policy than Trump and his campaign team. So I hope it will not be as disastrous as it looks for the moment," Dirk Van der Maelen stated.
Earlier in the day, Trump won the US presidential elections despite most of the analysts and opinion polls predicting his defeat to Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump got 279 electoral votes against Clinton's 228 votes, more than 270 needed to win, according to the NBC projection.