Far right first to congratulate Trump on historic upset

Around the world rightwing nationalists and far-right leaders react with glee as Republican candidate wins US election. Far right leaders have been the first to congratulate Donald Trump, as diplomats struggled to come to terms with the US election results.

While many prominent global figures reacted dismay, as rightwing nationalist leaders expressed their glee.


Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National has welcomed the results claiming they herald a new world. Marine Le Pen, who is running for president next spring, has long said Trump’s politics were in French interests, congratulated the “free” American people.

Le Pen’s most senior strategist, Florian Philippot, tweeted: “Their world is collapsing. Ours is being built.”


The Dutch far-right leader and MP Geert Wilders expressed his jubilation after early wins for Trump.

United Kingdom

Ukip’s leader Nigel Farage hailed what he described as a revolution in America that has eclipsed the referendum vote to leave the European Union.

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