Tuesday 10 December 2019

Geert Wilders says the Netherlands needs a leader like Donald Trump

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There will be a lot of people who ‘whine, scream and yell’ if Donald Trump becomes president of the US but in the end it will ‘all be fine’, PVV leader Geert Wilders told BNR radio on Monday.

Wilders is in the US to attend the four-day Republican convention, at which Trump is expected to be named Republican candidate for the presidency.

Trump, Wilders said, is ‘someone who is good at getting himself heard’ and who focuses on ‘the interests of his own people’.

‘He will be a real American leader, who might not always be the best one from Europe’s perspective but defends the interests of his own people,’ the PVV leader said. ‘I wish we had political leaders like this in the Netherlands who defend their own country…. and forget the rest.’

Asked about Trump’s statement that he expects higher financial contributions from Nato members, Wilders said: ‘Trump is speaking from the American interest. That is what you are supposed to do if you are chosen.’

Wilders is also described as one of the ‘headliners’ at a party rallying support for Trump within the lesbian, gay and bisexual community which will take place on Tuesday.

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