Donald Trump’s victory is proof people have had enough of the “chardonnay set”, Pauline Hanson says.
The One Nation leader, who rode her own populist wave back to Canberra in the July federal election, says disenchanted voters want their voices to be heard.
“People around the world are saying ‘we’ve had enough with the major political parties, with the establishment, with the elites, with the chardonnay set’,” she told Sky News.
Conservative Liberal senator Cory Bernardi was also gleeful after Mr Trump’s elevation to president elect.
“What a wonderful morning,” he tweeted.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said he respected the outcome of the US election but didn’t agree with it.
He told ABC Radio he doesn’t regret calling Mr Trump a “repulsive creep”.
Labor defence spokesman Richard Marles said the federal government needed to use every avenue in its diplomatic arsenal to talk to the presidential transition team about Australia’s issues in the region.
“(A US) presence in east Asia is important,” he told Sky News.
Senator Bernardi, who is on a parliamentary secondment to the United Nations in New York, is expecting big things from a new president who will have Republican control of congress.
“I think the best days of the United States are ahead of it if the Trump campaign is allowed to keep its promises,” he said.
— Pauline Hanson (@PaulineHansonOz) November 9, 2016