A Toast to the New U.S. President Elect

Guests at the U.S. Consulate General's reception

November 9, 2016
U.S. Consulate General Naples

About one hundred close contacts from the political, business, military, and cultural spheres, including Naples Prefect Gerarda Pantalone and U.S. and Italian military commanders from Capodichino, attended the U.S. Consulate General’s reception on November 9 to toast new U.S. President Elect Donald Trump.

Several journalists from leading local print, broadcast, and online outlets widely reported Consul General Mary Ellen Countryman’s remarks that “The U.S. will continue to be a strong ally and a loyal friend to Italy…No matter who is president, no matter who controls Congress, a strong, stable and prosperous Europe is always in the best interest of the United States.” The elections event was the lead story of RAI 3 regional newscast while the online edition of Repubblica Napoli also published a video-story in English.

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Guests at the U.S. Consulate General’s reception