"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," Wilders said in an interview.
"Trump winning proved to me that people are fed up with politically correct politicians who are concerned and involved with issues that regard themselves but not those that are important to the public," he said in another interview.
Other Dutch political leaders have shared other views on a Donald Trump presidency.
Leaders of the PvdA, SP and CDA parties agree that a significant gap exists between politicians and the will of the people in Europe, and actions to eliminate this gap must be taken if the Netherlands is to avoid a man like Trump coming to power in their country.
"You saw [this gap] at the Brexit in England, with the Ukraine referendum in the Netherlands and now you see it in America. People want to get rid of it," SP leader Emile Roemer said.
Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV) has gained popularity ahead of the upcoming March 2017 parliamentary election. According to polls, the PVV is in a tight race with current Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals.