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‘The Daily Show’ introduces us to the other Donald Trumps of the world

And these guys are actually in power.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on May 12, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 7:16 pm CDT

Donald Trump is far from the only person whose politics, rhetoric, and policies have been cause for alarm.

There are far more Trumps in the world than Trump, Trevor Noah explained, and while more people are trying to move to Canada, that might not be enough to distance them from a President Trump. Other countries have their own Trump—and they’re actually in power (or soon to be getting even more of it).

Like Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands’s Party For Freedom who has shades Trump’s hair, Twitter presence, and anti-Muslim rhetoric (even telling Turkey that it won’t be welcome in the European Union) nailed down. Or Rodrigo Duterte, the now president-elect of the Philippines, who is regularly sexually inappropriate, brags about brutality, and wants to bring back public executions—even noting he’d bring the dead bodies to funeral parlors. His name may be familiar because John Oliver devoted part of his show to him a few days ago.

“But what it shows you is, although America might have its own set of problems right now, don’t forget, a lot of those problems exist everywhere in the world,” Noah said. “So rather than try and flee, maybe you do need to make America great again. Cause it turns out, there’s a lot of places like home.”

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*First Published: May 12, 2016, 9:14 am CDT