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Europe's far-right celebrates Trump victory

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 00:53

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders of the Netherlands, Golden Dawn Party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris of Greece and, National Front Party leader Marine Le Pen are all celebrating the U.S. election results, saying Trump's victory is proof that ''people are fed up with the status quo''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. election on Tuesday garnered congratulations from across Europe's far-right movement. Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders of the Netherlands, Golden Dawn Party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris of Greece, and National Front Party leader Marine Le Pen have all expressed their joy at the results. Wilders said the results were proof that people are fed up with the status quo in America and that they are ready for change. "It is an enormous incentive that Donald J. Trump won the elections yesterday for all of us freedom and patriotic-loving people," Wilders said. Trump, who has no previous political or military experience, said after defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton that he would seek common ground, not conflict, with the United States' allies.

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Europe's far-right celebrates Trump victory

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 00:53