European right wingers root for Trump

An assortment of European right-wing politicians made a fraternal pilgrimage to the Republican convention on Tuesday, voicing their backing for Donald Trump. Photograph:( Getty )

AFP Cleveland, US Jul 20, 2016, 04.09 AM (IST)
An assortment of European right-wing politicians made a fraternal pilgrimage to the Republican convention on Tuesday, voicing their backing for Donald Trump.

Fresh from a Brexit referendum victory Nigel Farage was expected in Cleveland on the heels of Dutch far-right firebrand Geert Wilders.

"What is happening in America is also happening in Europe. People feel misrepresented," said Wilders as he made his way to the convention floor.

Wilders predicted that Europe would soon see a new stripe of politician and he was rooting for America to follow suit.

"It would be so much better if in America and Europe we would have leadership that goes in the same direction," he said.

"I believe it would certainly help if Trump would be elected."

(AFP)
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