On Thursday’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah recapped the Netherlands election for prime minister in which Geert Wilders, a Trump-like nationalist, gained popularity by spouting isolationist hate speech.
This election was seen as the first of seven that would test “populist sentiment” in Europe now that Brexit and Trump proved that these movements have become mainstream. Wilders fiercely combatted the “Islamization” of Europe and condemned Islam as dangerous, yet he still claimed he had no problem with Muslims. “Wow, just wait until he finds out what religion Muslims are,” Noah joked. “That dude is gonna be so pissed.”
As Trevor pointed out, Wilders has very similar hair to Donald Trump and British nationalist Boris Johnson. There can be no other explanation for these populist politicians other than that “We’ve been invaded by mind-controlling aliens who look like bad hair.” Watch the clip to see Noah break down the latest in nationalism.