A salesclerk stands in front of flat-panel TVs showing Republican's front-runner candidate Donald Trump in a news program on the U.S. presidential election's Super Tuesday at an electronics store in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)
BRUSSELS (AP) — Following Donald Trump’s breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America’s next president –a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror.
“The Trump candidacy has opened the door to madness: for the unthinkable to happen, a bad joke to become reality,” German business daily Handelsblatt wrote in a commentary for its Thursday edition. “What looked grotesque must now be discussed seriously.”