Donald Trump Boosts Europe's Anti-Establishment Movement

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Submitted by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

"America has just liberated itself from political correctness. The American people expressed their desire to remain a free and democratic people. Now it is time for Europe. We can and will do the same!" — Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, head of the Party for Freedom (PVV), and now on trial in the Netherlands for free speech.


"2016 is, by the looks of it, going to be the year of two great political revolutions. I thought Brexit was big but boy this looks like it is going to be even bigger." — Nigel Farage, MEP and leader of the UK Independence Party.


"The political class is reviled across much of the West, the polling industry is bankrupt and the press just hasn't woken up to what's going on in the world." — Nigel Farage.


"In a democracy, when the people feel ignored and despised, they will find a way to be heard. This vote is the consequence of a revolt of the middle class against a ruling elite that wants to impose what they should think." — Laurent Wauquiez, leader of the French opposition party The Republicans.

Donald Trump's electoral victory has come as a shock to Europe's political and media establishment, which fears that the political sea change underway in the United States will energize populist parties in Europe.

Anti-establishment politicians, many of whom are polling well in a number of upcoming European elections, are hoping Trump's rise will inspire European voters to turn out to vote for them in record numbers.

Commenting on Trump's victory, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, wrote: "America has just liberated itself from political correctness. The American people expressed their desire to remain a free and democratic people. Now it is time for Europe. We can and will do the same!"

More than a dozen elections will be held in Europe during the next twelve months, beginning with a re-run of the Austrian presidential election scheduled for December 4. Polls show that Norbert Hofer, of the anti-immigration Austrian Freedom Party, is on track to win that race.

Also on December 4, Italians will vote in a referendum on reforming the constitution. Observers say Trump's victory will make it more difficult for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, one the few world leaders publicly to endorse Hillary Clinton, to prevail. They say Renzi's open support for Clinton will hurt Italy's relations with the United States. Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the referendum, which calls for curbing the role of the Senate. Most opinion polls show the "no" camp ahead. Renzi says the move will simplify decision-making, but opponents say it will reduce checks and balances.

General elections are scheduled in 2017 for the Czech Republic, France, Germany and the Netherlands, EU countries where anti-establishment candidates are challenging the established order.

Mainstream politicians and the media have sought to discredit populist leaders by branding them as neo-Nazi and xenophobic for their opposition to mass migration, multiculturalism and the rise of Islam in Europe. If Donald Trump can demonstrate that he is able to govern the United States and produce tangible results, especially by growing the economy and curbing illegal immigration, Europe's political establishment will have a much harder time stigmatizing dissenters.

Anti-establishment politicians in Europe, such as Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders (left) in the Netherlands and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage (right), have embraced Donald Trump and hope his rise will inspire European voters to turn out to vote for them in record numbers.

What follows is a selection of official European reactions to Trump's election victory. Anti-establishment politicians have embraced Trump, while establishment politicians have mostly issued pro forma congratulatory statements that are polite but formal and distant.

Austria. The leader of the Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, congratulated Trump on Facebook. He wrote:

"Little by little, the political left and the out-of-touch and corrupt establishment is being punished by voters and driven from power. This is a good thing, because the law comes from the people. The Austrian mainstream media, which has been campaigning against Trump for weeks and prematurely declared Hillary Clinton the victor, were embarrassed by the voting public."

Belgium. The populist Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party congratulated Trump and said his unexpected election victory could be repeated in Europe. Party chairman Tom Van Grieken tweeted: "U.S. election shows again how far politicians are from the people." In another tweet, he wrote: "The rise of Trump is not an isolated phenomenon. In Europe too, more and more voters want real change."

Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May said:

"I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign. Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise. We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defense."

The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, who successfully campaigned for the "Brexit" referendum for Britain to leave the European Union, said Trump's victory did not surprise him. He tweeted:

"2016 is, by the looks of it, going to be the year of two great political revolutions. I thought Brexit was big but boy this looks like it is going to be even bigger."

He also tweeted: "I hand over the mantle to @RealDonaldTrump! Many congratulations. You have fought a brave campaign."

Speaking to ITV, Farage said: "The political class is reviled across much of the West, the polling industry is bankrupt and the press just hasn't woken up to what's going on in the world."

Czech Republic. President Milos Zeman said Trump's election was a victory over "media manipulation." He said:

"I would like to cordially congratulate Donald Trump. I had, as one of few European politicians, declared public support for this candidate because I agree with his opinions on migration as well as the fight against Islamic terrorism. I appreciate Donald Trump's public demeanor. He speaks clearly, sometimes roughly, but understandably, and avoids what is sometimes called political correctness."

European Union. European Council President Donald Tusk wrote:

"Europe and the United States simply have no option but to cooperate as closely as possible. I listened with attention to President-elect Trump's call for American unity. And I, in turn, would like to call for European and transatlantic unity. I do not believe that any country today can be great in isolation. But I do believe that America and Europe can, should and will work together. It is in our common interest. We have to recognise that this will take major efforts from both sides. The EU is a strong and reliable partner and will remain so. We expect the same from America and its new President."

France. President François Hollande tweeted: "The American people have expressed themselves. They elected Donald Trump. I congratulate him. I am also thinking of Hillary Clinton."

The French Ambassador to the US, Gérard Araud, tweeted: "This is the end of an epoch. After Brexit and this vote anything is possible. The world is crumbling in front of our eyes." He later deleted the tweet.

Former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said: "What's happening in the US could happen in France."

Former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said: "The boundaries of reason disappeared with Brexit, the main lesson for France is that Le Pen can win."

Laurent Wauquiez, leader of the opposition party The Republicans, said: "In a democracy, when the people feel ignored and despised, they will find a way to be heard. This vote is the consequence of a revolt of the middle class against a ruling elite that wants to impose what they should think."

The leader of the National Front party, Marine Le Pen, tweeted: "Congratulations to the new president of the United States Donald Trump and the free American people!"

Le Pen's father, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, tweeted: "Today the United States, tomorrow France."

Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who did not mention Trump by name, lectured the president-elect on values:

"Germany and America are connected by values of democracy, freedom and respect for the law and the dignity of man, independent of origin, skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political views. I offer the next president of the United States close cooperation on the basis of these values."

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was less gracious. He said:

"Trump is the harbinger of a new authoritarian and chauvinist international movement. He is also a warning for us. Our country and Europe must change if we want to counter the authoritarian international movement."

Foreign Minister Foreign Frank-Walter Steinmeier said:

"We hope that we are not facing greater instability in international politics. During his campaign, Trump was critical not just of Europe, but also of Germany. I believe we must prepare for American foreign policy becoming less predictable. We must prepare for a situation in which America will be tempted to make decisions on its own more often.


"I do not want to sugarcoat it: Nothing will be easier and much will be more difficult. Just as we Germans learned a lot in the past from our American friends, we should now encourage our American friends to stay true to past partnerships and to us."

Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Trump's victory was "a big shock" and "not a vote for him but rather against Washington, against the establishment." She added:

"Of course we Europeans, as a NATO ally, know that if Donald Trump becomes president, he'll ask: What are you contributing to this alliance? But we're also wondering, what's your position on this alliance?"

Justice Minister Heiko Maas tweeted: "The world won't end. But it will get crazier."

The leader of the populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, Frauke Petry, predicted that Trump's victory would result in a political change in Europe too. On Facebook, she wrote:

"It was high time that in the United States of America, people who feel disaffected withdrew their vote for the political establishment. While 93% of voters in Washington, DC voted for Clinton in order to retain their own power structures, the majority of voters across the country want a political new beginning, an economic recovery for the stricken middle class and an end of division in what is still the most powerful country in the world.


"This election result is encouraging for Germany and for Europe, because Trump really has the cards for political sea-change in his hand. I congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory and on this historic chance....


"Like Americans, citizens of Germany must have the courage to put a tick in the ballot box and not remain complacent. Their opinion counts, even if political correctness would appear to have elevated the decreed consensus to the level of a new doctrine."

Beatrix von Storch, an AfD Member of the European Parliament, wrote:

"Donald Trump's victory is a clear signal that citizens of the Western world want political change. This is a surprise only to the establishment. In the USA as well as Germany, citizens wish for secure borders, less globalism, and politics that focus with common sense on issues in their own country."

Hungary. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote on Facebook: "What great news. Democracy is still alive."

Italy. The founder of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Beppe Grillo, hailed Trump's victory. He wrote:

"This is proof that these millions of demagogues are not the people, they are journalists, intellectuals, anchored to a world that no longer exists. There are similarities between these events in America and our movement.... We are going to govern and they will ask: 'But how did they do it?' They channelled the collective anger."

The Netherlands. Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders said:

"America regained its national sovereignty, its identity, it reclaimed its own democracy, that's why I call it a revolution.


"Now there is a leader, despite all the negativity spread about him by the political elite and the press, that has only one concern, and that is the national interest of the voters of America who are concerned about immigration, who are concerned about the job loss as a result of globalization, who are concerned about the Islamization of their society. And he tends to say the truth and convince people that if they start moving, anything is possible, and I believe the historical event of yesterday will have an enormous effect on European politics as well.


"The lesson for Europe is, what America can do we can do as well."

In an essay published by Breitbart, Wilders wrote:

"Yesterday, the American people made it quite clear that they do not want to follow in Western Europe's footsteps. They do not want to give their country away. They want to preserve their nation, their freedoms, their prosperity. They felt the time for liberation had come.


"The American voters no longer want to be represented by politicians who do not take their concerns seriously. They felt Donald Trump was the only one who listens to them....


"America has just liberated itself from political correctness. The American people expressed their desire to remain a free and democratic people. Now it is time for Europe. We can and will do the same!"

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GreatUncle's picture

Until you have a revolution the establishment is going nowhere.

For the current establishment to recognise people are getting angry as they watch their lives destroyed by establishment actions that is what we are witnessing and it is global. For if they recognise and moderate their own behaviour and act accordingly then the anger subsides, but pretend gods do not tend to notice this.

For now if the establishment and that includes the EU continue treating its people as slaves just forments more anger.

Everywhere the voice of the people is under attack and the revolution comes from that and reveals the question are you allowed a voice or do you live in an equivalent EU dictatorship. EU dictatorship is as things get worse the EU commission attempts to suppress populations even more to contain the ever growing anger.

Any chance the EU commission will allow and elected commission from the MEP's who are all elected although a pretend parliament. Nope ... then fuck off EU and burn.

Can't wait for Merkel to lose next year, because then she is an unelected anywhere appointed EU commissionar just like Junkers.

ITS AN ANGER BUBBLE PEOPLE fuck safe spaces and micro aggression bullshit.


tuetenueggel's picture

EU only was invented and founded, to keep Germany supressed. In spite of WW1 and WW2 they couldn´t bring us totally down. We´re still one of the most wealthy nations . This was changed by US wars all over Eurasia since 1945. Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Irak, Jemen, Libya, Tunesia. Those wars should force the victims to flee their homes and as a stupid Merkel, who´s a pet of US and Zonism establishment, invited the entire world to join us in Germoney, we now have millions of uneducated, uncivilized and lazy goatfuckers in our former beautiful country.

When they won´t stop this, we´ll face a civil war. Gentlemen, load your guns and take care.

rrrr's picture

Just the idea of government is itself already a corruption.

Vatican_cameo's picture


It's too bad that Trump can't give Nigel Farage a Cabinet position.  He'd be a Barrel of Fun to have around and Press Conferences would be a real Gas.

Amun's picture

Was Germany not rebuilt by Italian, Turkish and Greek gastarbeiter workforce?

With the LEND-LEASE money from UK and Russia recycled through US under the code name "Marshall Plan"?


All of this rebuilding at the expense of those who defeated Nazi whilst the lazy Germans were indulging in FKK wife-swaping shagging sauna parties also known as German Economic Miracle or Wirtschaftswunder  of the naked neighbours in a gang bang?

The myth of a hardworking German - busted:  the laziest nation in EU as per OECD statistical data:




tuetenueggel's picture

I´m not sure if you´re right. Maybe.

Batman11's picture

Current ideas put human self-interest at dead centre but neglected to take into account how all systems are rigged to benefit those that put them in place.

Loading the dice:

1) Capitalism

The UK Aristocracy were there during the transition from Feudalism to Capitalism and barely noticed the difference as their life of luxury and leisure continued as before. Capitalism contains a welfare state for the idle rich. 

2) The monetary system

Banks create money out of nothing for loans and collect interest on this money they magic out of thin air. Governments borrow money off private banks and taxation has to be used to pay back the interest. The monetary system is a levy on all taxpayers.

3) The legal system

Expensive barristers provide the mechanism for the rich to increase their chance of winning the case.

4) The education system

A two tier, private and state, education system ensures the wealthy can give their children a better start in life.

The system is fully loaded.

If we tell them it’s a meritocracy and it is the best that get to the top hopefully they will believe it.

What would a meritocracy really look like?

1) In a meritocracy everyone succeeds on their own merit.

This is obvious, but to succeed on your own merit, we need to do away the traditional mechanisms that socially stratify society due to wealth flowing down the generations. Anything that comes from your parents has nothing to do with your own effort.

2) There is no un-earned wealth or power, e.g inheritance, trust funds, hereditary titles

In a meritocracy we need equal opportunity for all. We can’t have the current two tier education system with its fast track of private schools for people with wealthy parents.

3) There is a uniform schools system for everyone with no private schools.

As the children of the wealthy wouldn't be able to succeed on a level playing field we can't have one.

Even when the system was fully loaded already the wealthy work tirelessly and relentlessly to bias the system even more, they couldn’t believe their luck when the ideas of neoliberalism appeared.

The system is now so biased the IMF is worried about global aggregate demand as the global consumer has been impoverished. The debt that papered over the cracks is maxing out and the system is collapsing.

Any system will be biased by those that put it in place.

Left to their own devices they will carry on biasing the system until it eventually fails.

“The Marxian capitalist has infinite shrewdness and cunning on everything except matters pertaining to his own ultimate survival. On these, he is not subject to education. He continues wilfully and reliably down the path to his own destruction”

AViewFromDublin's picture

The vast majority of private school students are heavily indoctrinated and conditioned with false historical narratives, lies and propaganda.

They all drink port and read the New York  or Financilal Times .

Nuff said.

kw2012's picture

Most private schools still teach the Constitution and our complete history. At least in the red states

umdesch4's picture

Everybody knows the dice are loaded, everybody rolls with their fingers crossed...

WTFUD's picture

There's nowt wrong with Elitist Establishment's such as Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, as long as NONE of their Graduates slot freely into Public Service to Govern us or indirectly SUCK ON THE TAX-PAYER TEAT. Government should be made up of regular people who understand regular people's issues and should be born in the jurisdiction they represent. Education done, Lawmakers done, you now begin dismantling CFR and other NGO quangos. Blimey there's hundred's of thousands of these parasites, like Juncker sucking bigtime at the Trough. Can we kill them all or die trying? I'll just finish my 7 course lunch, wash it down with a few bottles of Dom and toby back into the House of commons to register my vote for a declaration of War on Syria. Hope we can push this through sharpish as i have a dinner engagement at that 3 star restaurant. It's all go for a Plumber's Mate!

tuetenueggel's picture

If all Joe Sixpacks worldwide would like to read that, it had been over for all those undemocratic systems since decades. But they prefer beer, chips and soap on TV.

So they have to deal with their behavior.

GreatUncle's picture

Very simple and same for all people, you apply the mechanism of preserving onself above all others and those making the rules ensure it continues.

Keynesian economics is this, you inflate, make sure you keep a big enough share being the printer + A LITTLE BIT MORE TO BE SAFE and preserve yourself even through bad times.

Oh dear if the A LITTLE BIT MORE TO BE SAFE has YOY growth what was x% of the whole eventually ends up owning the whole through compound growth.

That will never happen, they own 100%, now they CTRL-P to keep all they believe they worth afloat.

A very simple mechanism and we all apply it.

At some point those making the rules to repair the system need to put their value back into the system for all to play for and the inheritance your child gets is also part of this same mechanism.

Therefore the child is also now part of the problem by the design of the system.

HedgeJunkie's picture

Mr. Obama...

"If you like your legacy, you can keep your legacy."


-The American People

tuetenueggel's picture

Send him back to Kenia. Picking goat-shit for campfire.

Mahatma Coat's picture

Which of these leaders is not like the others?  Trump, von Storch, Farange, May, Wilders, Orban, Le Pen, and...Frau Merkel.

WTFUD's picture

Trick Question?

Frau May und Theresa Merkel are vulgar.

tuetenueggel's picture

Theresa May ist a leftish in disguise.

Don´t trust her.

Merkel simply is stupid. If she has studied ( Rostow on Don ) I´m Emperor of China.

niemand's picture

her husband is responsible for her doctor of physics

i´m sorry, it´s german. couldn´t find an english translation.

Merkel is an impostor and VOLKsVERRÄTER



GreatUncle's picture

May and Merkel are both pro EU-superstate, do not be fooled by May she was in the BREMAIN camp.

That's why those protests in the US against Trump I expect to see them in the UK soon enough.

If id does BLM, etc. the UK needs to demand extradition of Soros to the UK.

Oh dear the plane forgot to touch down in the UK ... if flew to Moscow ... but we told Putin so he could look after Soros for us.

Does the Soros plane have a transponder on it for air traffic control? Those missiles he helped fund in the Ukraine could be really useful.

kw2012's picture

USA Bitches! Trump doesn't do anything half assed, unlike Obama. And you can be certain Trump won't go on an apology tour and bow to foreign leaders

WTFUD's picture

You do realise you're Part of the Problem, Ms Gatestone Institute. Your walls will fall like the rest of the trash.

majik's picture

Trump is smart and will work the system for his own benefit, much like Farage did. They're both wheeler dealers from the business world, Trump a construction tycoon, Farage a commodities trader.

Wilders though? He's a certified facist idealogue, he's dangerous. He travelled the world at a young age but mostly just ended up in Israel. He started his career as a political speech writer, enough said.

tuetenueggel's picture

You´re writing garbadge.

Azannoth's picture

If Trump does not or will not change things all that is left for "us" is an open revolt.. and we will know soon enough

Swamp Yankee's picture

Go!  Go!  Gadget Geert!

shutterbug's picture

LESS criminals, LESS economic refugees, LESS rape immigrants, LESS Europhiles, LESS EU integration, LESS monetary EU...

The globalist, leftist, liberals, love-to-hate, SJWs groups are in reality the New Nazis in this era...

They are the groups spouting hate and blaming others for their hate (and their own fears).


FlKeysFisherman's picture

We really shocked the world, didn't we?

niemand's picture

come on. let´s play fair. wait until Germany unifies behind AFD.

headline will be like:

the 2nd coming of the Führer..


tuetenueggel's picture

If we could get rid of a new Führer maybe after 12 months of cleaning this criminal socialistic green garbadge filled country, I´d want him back. Just to wipe out this lazy, uneducated stupid political garbadge spD, cdU, csU, Linke, fdP and the whole staff who are only terrorizing us in daily bullying.

Forgot one thing:  Throw all goatfuckers and their coalbags out of Germany.

GreatUncle's picture

AFD = a voice of the German people, I can live with that not some jumped up commissionar wreakig havoc accross europe.

Dugald's picture


You lit a flare path for others to follow.....

Fireman's picture

Wilders, Le Pen, Beppo Grillo and Alternative for Germany all got the boost from unwashed USSANS defying their programming and "electing" Mr Trump. This same outrage will be harvested and used against the German, Italian, French and Dutch Lügenpresse and state sponsored migrant propagating media hacks. It's over but don't expect the presstitutes to get it anymore than their shameless USSAN cousins of the fourth estate. The Pedophile Politburo in Brussels sinkhole capital of NATOSTAN (aka EUSSR) is already irrelevant along with its toilet paper fiat IOU currency the so called €uro and these unelected, antidemocratic goons have no legitimacy whatsoever and Europeons know it. By 2020 Europeons will be free citizens in their former sovereign nation states once again rid of the dictates of not so "deep state" globalist meat puppet traitors who can move to Israel or whatever sewer du jour will have them at that stage of the game.


Onward ever faster to the co££ap$€ of bankster fiat filth and their faceschmuck google gatekeeper chosen racer shills and the "exorbitant privilege" of deadbeat genocide on credit.

the.ghost.of.22wmr's picture
the.ghost.of.22wmr (not verified) Nov 14, 2016 5:22 AM

Nobody is happier than anti-Kiev Ukranians whose life expectancy doubled when Trump won.

GreatUncle's picture

Try the life expectancy of everybody around the world went up when Trump got elected.

Cheka_Mate's picture

If you ever want to trigger a pseudo-left Hillary supporter, grill them on all the wars and death that HRC has been responsible for in the past two terms.  

Cognitive Dissonance is a bitch.

miketv's picture

If you couldn't already see that it was a Zionist take over, surely Gatestone articles on the subject will wake you up.


Stu Elsample's picture

America will not recover until the paid snowflake demonstators are all beaten within an inch of their lives and put in a safe space (jail)

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Guten morgen mein Deutschen ZH Freunden!

Bill of Rights's picture

No fuck you and you democracy I want a its WRITTEN!