First Draft: Donald Trump’s Rise Reverberates Around the World

A demonstrator outside Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday with a “Build Kindness Not Walls” sign.Credit Christopher Lee for The New York Times

Donald J. Trump’s march toward the Republican presidential nomination has sent shock waves through American politics and, as he continued gobbling up delegates this week, the rest of the world has started quivering, too.

From China and Russia to Europe and Australia, Mr. Trump’s ascent is being watched with increasing wariness. Could an angry reality television star really win the White House? Are street fights and name-calling what democracy has come to?

The Chinese government tends to avoid meddling in the political affairs of other countries, but this week its state-run media could not resist weighing in on Mr. Trump. An

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