At the EU's commissariat this morning they must be choking and spluttering over an unpleasant breakfast of hypocrisy and sanctimonious cant. These apparatchiks haven't a clue how to react to Donald Trump's stunning election victory.
A cynical but suitably mild letter of congratulation signed by two (or possibly more) of the EU's many presidents (Junker and Schultz) was despatched yesterday under a cloud.
Irrelevant and uninteresting comments have passed through uncertain lips. These people look bewildered.
One of the main reasons, if not the main reason, for Donald Trump's success, which Europe's mainstream media has so far failed to mention in their misleading reports and 'expert' analysis, concerns the man currently sitting it out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Julian Assange, the Wikileaks editor, has never been properly charged with any criminal offence and yet he remains effectively incarcerated as a political prisoner in London, contrary to the UN's advice and instructions following a 15 month in-depth investigation which has found in his favour.
Today, by fortuitous circumstance, there arises an opportunity for Britain to redeem itself. The prime minister should get on with it, and do what has to be done in official circles and behind the scenes.
We may anticipate that when Donald Trump moves into the oval office one of his first orders will be that Julian Assange walks out of the Ecuadorian embassy a free man.
The mosquito swatting season is over. The swamp will be drained. May it go well.
Dieu et mon droit.