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Richard Spencer
A movement needs a good purge. If these were really top-notch thinkers, scholars, human beings, I might try to reach out to them. Being that they're not, I think it's good to just cut off the fat.feedback
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Jun 23 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Populism. 254 people are quoted and you can read 374 citations of them about Populism. Richard Spencer, Mark Rutte and Geert Wilders, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Richard Spencer said: “A movement needs a good purge. If these were really top-notch thinkers, scholars, human beings, I might try to reach out to them. Being that they're not, I think it's good to just cut off the fat.”.
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Nick Clegg

Mainstream politicians of all stripes are failing to deliver on the bread and butter issues that matter to voters. The housing problem in particular has been festering for years, with social housing in decline, too little affordable housing, skyrocketing rents, and an over-reliance on a dysfunctional private sector that has not built enough homes, and not enough good-quality homes.feedback

Tim Gionet

I had heard … about the dangers of political correctness, but I thought this was just exaggerated. I thought there was no way people in real life could be like this.feedback

Daniel W. Drezner

What political science can tell us about the causes and effects of populism.feedback

Frank Kermode

Shakespeare treats [Brutus] with delicate sympathy, but cannot have thought his act a right one.feedback

Thabiti Anyabwile

We must be clear, We live in a time when equivocating on these matters furthers the sin of racism even to violence and death. Any 'church' that cannot denounce white supremacy without hesitancy and equivocation is a dead, Jesus denying assembly. No 2 ways about it.feedback

Anne Fischel - Red Square

I thought I'd be speaking from Red Square where graduation is traditionally held, and then as the alt-right backlash hit us, I wondered if we'd have graduation at all. No one should see this graduation as a return to normalcy, to the way things were before. For one thing, the lives of some of our community members have been threatened, and they can't be here today.feedback

Pascal Gannat

We've got to redefine populism. We have to define for ourselves. Marine Le Pen was afraid of defining herself as of the right.feedback

William McKissic

I saw people identifying themselves as Southern Baptist and members of the alt-right, so this is horrifying to me. I wanted the Southern Baptist Convention to make it very clear we have no relationship to them. We're turning the corner. I see the heart of the majority.feedback

Barry McCarty

The committee on resolutions is prepared to report out a resolution on the anti-gospel, alt-right, white-supremacy movement.feedback

Ed Stetzer

Southern Baptists need to speak to this issue. Too many Southern Baptists were on the wrong side of the fire hoses in Birmingham. They need to get on the correct side of the rising tide of racism.feedback

Eric Peters

People talk of rising populism. Every populist movement turns its ire on someone… Apple earns 90 percent of the global smartphone market profits but sells 20 percent of the phones. Populists will go after these firms, because that's where the money is.feedback

Marc Reynebeau

These ethically dubious practices have been part of the old-fashioned way of doing politics in Belgium for decades. There is a rising distrust of politicians, suspicion of corruption, and sensitivity to scandals, and so we're seeing more and more of these scandals returning lately. This hangs together with the wave of populism we're seeing in the rest of Europe. The traditional parties cannot keep ignoring these scandals.feedback

Lyn Graham-Taylor - Rabobank

Macron doing well in the first round of the French parliamentary elections bodes well for him getting a majority. The fact that 5-Star did poorly in local elections in Italy also suggests a setback for populism in Europe.feedback

Ngaire Woods

Mainstream politics is struggling to keep up with the changes in people’s lives. The world’s electorates are confounding what we thought we knew about voters and voting. Neither Brexit nor Donald Trump was on the cards. Nor, until the very last moment, was a Labour surge predicted in last week’s election. Explanations are forming. The rise of populism and a disenchantment with globalisation are blamed. But what is actually changing in politics and what do we really know?feedback

Benjamin Lauderdale

Party loyalty really was scrambled to a greater degree than usual. There were some people switching one way and other people switching another way.feedback

Dan Cantor

The only way to beat phony rightwing racialized populism is with a bold anti-corporate inclusive progressive populism.feedback

Heidi Beirich - Southern Poverty Law Center

It doesn't seem like Trump cares about hate crimes against these populations. When it comes to extremism bred from our own culture, he says nothing–or very, very little. It makes you wonder whether the alt right and the extremists who supported him during the campaign–whether he's somehow afraid of offending them. The [victims] are fellow citizens–he should care about them.feedback

Kirk Hawkins

Our research shows that time matters. Populists don't do away with democracy the first day that they enter office.feedback

Francisco Toro

Venezuela ran large budget deficits every year, even as oil prices skyrocketed between 2005 to 2014. That meant the country was piling on debt even as government revenue exploded–a senseless, pro-cyclical policy that left Venezuela up a creek without a paddle when commodity prices tanked.feedback

Kirk Hawkins

Populism has a moral dimension that is ... dualistic. Populists do actually come [into office] believing very firmly in democracy. It probably takes a while–repeated conflicts with their opponents, reinforcing their beliefs about conspiracies against them–to justify stronger and stronger moves against those institutions. … But I also think there has to be a public that is willing to see their own cherished institutions be chiseled away at and not question it. That is something that is very hard to do all at once.feedback

Olga Onuch
Inaki Sagarzazu

Maduro's patronage and populism, combined with the opposition's failure to reach out to the working classes and the poor, may prevent the creation of a broad all-Venezuelan protest coalition. That's a problem if organizers hope to force change in Maduro's government.feedback

Sebastian Edwards

The number-one rule for proper economic management in a natural resources-based country is to save during the boom years in order to be prepared to survive the lean years.feedback

Kirk Hawkins

If we had a right[-wing] populist–if this were [former Peruvian President] Alberto Fujimori or even a … Donald Trump or a Marine Le Pen, the [Venezuelan] economy wouldn't look like it does right now. Populism interacts with other features of the political environment to give you certain kinds of tendencies.feedback

Kyle Based Stickman Chapman

I believe in freedom of speech. Our speakers have a right to say what they want, and not be exposed to this shit across the street. I was gonna speak, but today it's so violent I'm gonna stay on the front lines. I am definitely willing to use violence to make sure my family is safe and my patriot family is safe. But do I want it? Not necessarily. Until antifa learns not to use violence … God, I hate them. I look over there and I just want to smash.feedback

Bill Maher

You can be mad at me for giving a platform to Milo, but Donald Trump is the apotheosis of the alt-right and the media gave him the biggest platform. Work in the fields? Senator, I'm a house nigger.feedback

Valdis Dombrovskis - European Commission

We cannot and should not wait for another crisis. Doubts remain about the full stability and safety of the system.feedback

Ted Wheeler

Please back off and give the families and give this community the space it needs to mourn and process this horrific crime of hate and bigotry and terrorism.feedback

Jane Foley - Rabobank International

We always knew Italy was going to come back into the market's sights, but I think people thought we would have a longer stay of execution. It does seem like the market will have to face worries about elections and populism again over the summer. That of course is a drag for the euro.feedback

Kyle Chapman

We took our Mohamed/Sarsour meme to Times Square and turned it into an art exhibit. The local Muslims were beside themselves hah hah!feedback

Bill Lipton

Bold progressive populism that puts working people's issues front and center–this is how we win in Trump country.feedback

Angela Nagle

Journalists should be saying, I don't want to talk about Pepe memes and hand signs. Tell me what are the limits of what you're prepared to do. We should force them to talk about what they really stand for.feedback

Milo Yiannopoulos

Are they actually bigots? No more than death metal devotees in the 1980s were actually satanists. For them, it's simply a means to fluster their grandparents.feedback

Alexander Reid Ross

Fascism is more or less a social taboo. It's unacceptable in modern society. Humour or irony is one of the ways that they can put forward their affective positions without having to fall back on any affirmative ideological positions.feedback

Angela Nagle

The thing that people have to realize is that it isn't that complicated. We know what they believe in, and if you say that you're 'alt-right', presumably you believe in those things too.feedback

Alexander Reid Ross

They're putting forward the anger, the sense of betrayal, the need for revenge, the resentment, the violence. They're putting forward the male fantasies, the desire for a national community and a sense of unity and a rejection of Muslims. They're doing all of that, but they're not stating it.feedback

Ryan Milner

Unless you have an obvious marker of another person's intent, you can't really gauge their intent. They could be messing around. They could be deadly serious. They could be a mix of both. Every time you see a viral video of somebody shouting down a person of Muslim descent in a supermarket line, what you're seeing are the effects of an environment where it's increasingly normal, increasingly accepted and expected to speak in this register, whether or not that started out as a joke.feedback

Ryan Milner

A lot of the people propagating the Pizzagate conspiracy were doing it winkingly. But in the moment that somebody walked into that shop with a gun, then that playful buzzing participation around that conspiracy turned into real consequences.feedback

Sam Nunberg

You have to understand that for Trump, growth is populism, so he doesn't see this as a budget of cuts but a budget for growth. What he's trying to do is work with Congress, where a lot of these ideas started, and put something together.feedback

Richard Spencer

I'm really a model gym-goer. I don't bother anyone. I don't talk to anyone. I really just go and lift weights. I don't come to the gym to do politics. But she started screeching and yelling all this stuff.feedback

C. Christine Fair

I said, Oh, not only are you a Nazi, you're a cowardly Nazi.feedback

C. Christine Fair

I really do think we're in this 'Germany-1932' moment. The worst thing we can do is be silent and pretend that just because he didn't bring his torch to the gym, he's only a Nazi from 9 to 5. There is no First Amendment issue here. This is a private club that can regulate speech as it sees fit.feedback

McKay Coppins

To many, this populist posture will reek of phoniness.feedback

Mike Signer

Whew! Lot of trolls out tonight. Must be doing something right. Apparently this troll doesn't know about our unemployment rate (2.9%-lowest in Va) and AAA-bond rating. Oh well! Another profile in courage here – anonymous trolls lecturing elected officials about cowardice. Yawn. It's always a difficult balancing act for public officials about how much oxygen to give the alt-right, which depends on publicity to survive. I think for me, it's the right choice to say: 'Enough is enough.feedback

Toni Roldán

There are a lot of similitudes (between En Marche and Ciudadanos). En Marche, like Ciudadanos, started as a citizens movement and it has overtaken the limitations and constrains of the old politics and the traditional parties. Macron is 38-years-old, the similitudes with Rivera are clear and they are there for all to see. And in terms of the political project, he he added, 'it is evident that the Conservatives and the Socialists are not capable of providing the answers to the challenges that are fuelling the rise of populism.feedback

Mike Signer

In time when you've seen legitimacy conferred on a really toxic politics of intimidation from the top down, including the sort of blessing of the alt-right movement from the White House, I think it's a sign you're doing the right things when these trolls try to attack you from anonymous accounts. Here is what this great country faces in this age of @realDonaldTrump-a sitting mayor subjected to anti-Semitism. I will not be intimidated. Well, let's not be too sure. Could have been a Russian.feedback

Corey Stewart

Only a jerk would talk politics on Mother's Day. Go be with your family. Talk tomorrow.feedback

Richard Spencer

Your articles on isis have been popular on the alt-right.feedback

Richard Spencer

What if there's some kid at St. Mark's who is an alt-right shitlord, who has an anonymous Twitter account, posting videos, following me, retweeting me? What's going to happen to him if he gets discovered?feedback

Melissa Cooper

I'm trying not to have that visceral reaction that Tom Perriello is Bernie. Divisiveness didn't work very well for us last year.feedback

Corey Stewart

If Trump doesn't deliver on jobs and immigration by November, I'm going to have a lot of trouble.feedback

Thomas Perriello

We need Hillary's command of policy and Bernie's sense of the corruption in the system.feedback

Corey Stewart

My purpose is to show I have the guts to stand up to political correctness, . People voted for Trump because of his guts, not so much because of his policy views. I'm betting that Trump voters have that same desire this year for somebody who says things you're not supposed to say. It's a risky move, but I want to demonstrate that I'm willing to be vilified. If the Republicans choose the establishment guy who's mouthing the same old garbage that Republicans have for 30 years, then we lose.feedback

Will Estrada

In a place like Virginia, in a low turnout, off-year race, people are ready for a cheerful, roll-up-your-sleeves, hardworking traditional governor. People aren't looking for another Trump; Trump is an anomaly. Trump is unique.feedback

Dave Mudcat Saunders

When times are darkest, the people will always turn to the meanest, toughest son of a bitch in the tribe.feedback

Corey Stewart

This Virginia gentleman thing is a bunch of baloney. It's BS. They may act on the surface a little more genteel, but Virginians like fighters. I'm an in-your-face, no-holds-barred, ruthless fighter. There are parallels between Perriello and me; we're both trying to tear down the established order.feedback

Dave Mudcat Saunders

The Democratic brand is very, very tarnished out here among working-class people, the winning margin wasn't just Trump – it was ABC, Anybody But Clinton.feedback

Donald Scoggins

Governing is more important right now than shaking things up. I don't want a governor who pines for adulation. It'd be a tragic thing if that Trump attitude percolated down to the state level.feedback

Melissa Cooper

Northam's an establishment guy and that's not what I want, but I want to win and I think people are a little tired of people who are all fervor.feedback

Corey Stewart

I was Trump before Trump was Trump. As soon as this primary is over, I'm going right back to the community to say, I know you don't like what I say about southern heritage or that I supported Trump, but there's a lot of other stuff we agree on. Clearly, my focus will change after the primary and be about jobs and the economy. I will probably never say the word 'Republican' in the fall campaign. The issue ebbs and flows. Now it's flowing again.feedback

Thomas Perriello

People have trouble putting us in a box. We're very explicitly trying to unite the Bernie, Hillary and Obama wings of the party. Humanity draws on both mythos and logos as sources of truth. Unfortunately, we've become a country where one party is just mythos and the other is just logos. All of us respond to both of those traditions. Obama was at his most transformative when he didn't just have his Mr. Spock side, but his prophetic side.feedback

Kyle Bristow

The Republicans have an elephant. The Democrats have a donkey. The alt-right has a cartoon frog.feedback

Denis Arnoult

We are at a turning point. If Macron doesn't succeed, we'll have more populism when the next presidential election comes around.feedback

Ben Nimmo

In French terms, the alt-right and the far right overestimated the affect you can achieve through social media. I don't for a moment think that the game is over and I don't think for a moment that the Russian disinformation campaign has admitted defeat.feedback

Marta Lorimer

There are a huge number of people who don't feel represented by either of the two candidates. This is not the story of rise and decline of populism, as so many people say it is. What we're looking at here is the complete fragmentation of France. More than just expressing the fact that the alternative to Le Pen is not very likeable, voting blank or spoiling the ballot undermines the future president from the beginning.feedback

Mathieu Laine

By defeating Marine Le Pen and winning the French presidency, the centrist can help bring an end to the age of anger that has fuelled European extremism. French election 2017: latest news and reaction.feedback

Guy Verhofstadt

We supported him from the very start. I am relieved by his defeat of demagoguery and populism. I am also proud of his commitment to a social, liberal European project.feedback

Pierre-Yves Colinet

I'm so happy, it feels so good! I lived the election of Donald Trump in New York, and now finally, after Brexit, after Trump, populism has been beaten in France. Today, I'm proud to be French.feedback

Ben Nimmo

There's a big cultural gap that these groups have to jump over to expand their message. The language and iconography of the alt-right is pretty specific. Most of it just isn't going to translate well.feedback

David Chavalarias

Tweets written in English don't have much impact. But if they are posted with photos, then that can have more of an impact.feedback

Tommaso Venturini

There has been an effort to spread fake news, but not to the same extent as we what saw in the U.S. campaign. So far, it's hard to see any evidence of the impact of fake news on the potential outcome.feedback

William Hague

The build-up of personal debt levels was so stark that when interest rates do rise there will be a serious problem.feedback

William Hague

Nation states are fighting back. People see them as a way to take back control from big corporations and machines, . Politics is going to intrude more in business over the next 20 years than it has in the previous 20 years. People feel they have no influence over the rise of giant corporations or new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). 47 percent of all jobs could be replaced by machines as the pace of the so-called fourth industrial revolution gathers pace. Politics and societies are being profoundly changed by technology.feedback

William Hague

In France 41 percent of people in the first round voted for extreme right or left wing leaders. 49 percent of the French electorate voted for anti-EU and anti-globalization parties in the first round, and unless the country finds a way out of its economic malaise these populists will grow. Old party loyalties and patterns of voting are breaking down across Europe, as the emergence of Mélenchon in France and of Jeremy Corbyn in the UK shows. The U.K. wants to discuss everything at once, including a future trade deal, while the EU wants the 'divorce bill' settled first.feedback

William Hague

There will be more political uncertainty with the Brexit negotiations to come.feedback

Matthew N Lyons

The alt-right was key in getting Trump into power. But its strain of misogyny differs in sometimes surprising ways to that of the traditional Christian right. One hundred days on from Donald Trump entering the White House with its help, what will the alt-right do next? The small, loosely organised movement, which has helped to revitalise far-right politics in the United States, has made skilful use of internet activism and has a receptive ear in Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, who as former head of Breitbart News once proclaimed his network “the platform of the alt-right”. More than shaping White House policy, however, the alt-right’s greatest impact may come from its efforts to shift the political culture.feedback

Jacques Attali

It's an oxymoron, radical centrism,' . What he is is what you call 'bipartisan.' He's not Marx; his program is not an ideology per se. It's pragmatism. It's a parenthesis. A necessary parenthesis.feedback

Jean Pisani-Ferry

But more vague than what? The people who criticize the program for not having all the marks of the left or the right are clinging to traditional approaches in political life.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I'm a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea and European policies because I believe it's extremely important for French people and for the place of our country in globalization.feedback

Jean Pisani-Ferry

The idea is that we can untangle French society, liberate, unlock – that we can do that, and that we can recreate the potential for innovation and development, a system of social protections that works well in a modern economy. That's the aspiration.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I'm a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea and European policies because I believe it's extremely important for French people and for the place of our country in globalisation. But at the same time we have to face the situation, to listen to our people, and to listen to the fact that they are extremely angry today, impatient and the dysfunction of the EU is no more sustainable. So I do consider that my mandate, the day after, will be at the same time to reform in depth the European Union and our European project.feedback

Pope Francis

I call on them, and I will call on them, as I have on leaders of different places, to work to resolve their problems through diplomatic avenues. Centuries and centuries of immigrants. It's us. There are refugee camps that are real concentration camps. Demagogic forms of populism are on the rise. These certainly do not help to consolidate peace and stability. I speak of values.feedback

Pope Francis

Demagogic forms of populism are on the rise. These certainly do not help to consolidate peace and stability. No incitement to violence will guarantee peace, and every unilateral action that does not promote constructive and shared processes is in reality a gift to the proponents of radicalism.feedback

Alex Yao - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

You will see a high number of highly visible law enforcement. We're going to have a very, very low tolerance for any violence.feedback

Bruce Miller

The forces that led to the alt-right – forces that were in the book already, rolling back women's sovereignty over their bodies – were there before the election.feedback

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Populisms feed on the deficiencies, slowness, incompetence and irresponsibility of political power.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

Markets are surmising that Emmanuel Macron is a dead certainty to be French President in two weeks' time, and while this is probably the most benign outcome at a time of rising populism it completely overlooks the challenges facing the new French President when he or she takes office on May 8.feedback

Jean-Claude Trichet - European Central Bank

I would say all taken into account, this is an earthquake in French politics. We don't know yet how the political forces will re-establish the appropriate equilibrium, in particular, the two governmental parties. It seems to me that the success of the new government, the new president, will rely upon eliminating this youth unemployment, which is an abominable disgrace. If it is not done then we will see the populism, protectionism, you name it, continuing to grow.feedback

Timothy Ash

Despite all the hype about the rise of populism, 60 percent of voters went for mainstream candidates ... In an uncertain world, they'd rather go for what they know best and want to take fewer risks.feedback

Paul Christopher

If the ticket ends up being Le Pen, Melenchon, that would be a nightmare scenario. It's not really a Frexit scenario either. It's just the president cycle. I doubt you're going to get a National Assembly vote in June that would give a majority to either of them. My real concern is an extremist does two things. It shows populism hasn't faded in Europe and it means that reforms that were so painfully worked through in this last government could be rolled back. Those reforms really need to gain some further momentum so the economy can grow faster.feedback

Paul Christopher

That would be a huge relief if you could have a mainstream party suddenly claim a victory in a major country in Europe at a time when everyone is worried about populism.feedback

Paul Christopher

It's that unknown and then the very important fact that there's populism. We wanted to close our eyes and pretend it's going to go away. For it to continue from Brexit, to the U.S. and back to France again, it's a sign that Western democracies have a big problem – inequality in income and noninclusive economic growth. You have to sort out the uncertainty. If one of the extremists is going to be president, what is the national assembly going to be like?feedback

Jon Ossoff

I'm simply not interested in ideological labels or purity tests. I'll tell you where I stand on the issues, and then I'll let the pundits decide how to label me.feedback

Jane Kleeb

Heath is a strong progressive Democrat, and he is pro-life, and you can be both things. What Heath did actually was stop a bill to make ultrasounds mandatory by getting Republicans in our legislature to agree to make them voluntary.feedback

Lucy Flores

I fully stand by Senator Sanders because he does champion women's reproductive rights and he has never wavered there. To a certain extent, I feel like we're holding, and in some cases rightly so, Sanders to a higher standard and viewing him as the standard-bearer for progressivism in this country, but you have to remember there are all kinds of reasons why people decide to endorse or not endorse, and just because you endorse a candidate does not mean you support 100% of everything they say or do.feedback

David Nir - Daily Kos

Bernie Sanders isn't helping–he's hurting. He should either endorse Ossoff and raise money for him, or keep his silence. On second thought, Sanders shouldn't endorse Ossoff. He should just remain silent and not hurt the efforts of those of us helping in #GA06.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

It's not enough to issue a statement for political expediency when your record is full of anti-choice votes. The Democratic Party's support of any candidate who does not support the basic rights and freedoms of women is disappointing and politically stupid.feedback

Richard Edelman - Edelman

Populism is people ... taking authority back from institutions they no longer have faith in.feedback

Meredith Sumpter

So the rising Muslim populism aside, I would expect that during this trip, the vice president will focus on the bilateral relationship, on ASEAN, on counter-terrorism, and also doubling down on what could be done to strengthen commercial ties between the two countries.feedback

Richard Spencer

This is a moment to savor. We just achieved a great victory. It was certainly a great victory for the alt-right, but it's a great victory for free speech, for identifiable movements around the world, really.feedback

Andrew Anglin

And they will rue the day, as they see two hundred skinhead Alt-Right Nazis marching with a guy from Hamas carrying machine guns through the center of their town!feedback

Jim Rutenberg - The New York Times

As soon as I turned on a television here I wondered if I had arrived through an alt-right wormhole.feedback

John B. Judis

As long as he does his hard-line stuff on immigrants, he's going to hold onto a lot of those people. If we don't have another downturn for the next three or four years, he'll keep his support.feedback

Michael Kazin

Bannon gave him a worldview to sink those emotions into, to connect those emotions into. The only comparison, as Bannon knows, is there's a toughness, there's a running against the entrenched, educated elite. That part's true.feedback

Christopher Ruddy - Newsmax

He ran as a populist but so far has governed as a traditionalist. They might break out and do some more populist stuff, but I wouldn't call his presidency so far populist.feedback

Bernie Sanders

You're not a populist if you want to, as he did in his health care bill, raise premiums for low-income senior citizens. You're not a populist when you want to throw 24 million people off health care. You're not a populist when you want to do away with nutrition programs for pregnant women and children.feedback

Ned Ryun

There's definitely some concern that's starting to grow. I do believe that Trump has some populist beliefs and undertones himself. But he has to have Steve Bannon whispering in his ear saying, Hey, stick with these ideas; these are winning ideas.feedback

Sheri Berman

His appeal was definitely populist and his rhetoric remains so, but the reality of how he's governed has been more of a rich-person conservative with feints toward his populist base. There's this split between rhetoric and reality for those who are paying attention to the details, which of course most voters have neither the time nor the energy to do.feedback

Patrick Howley

Stay true to populist nationalism, sir. I know you believe in it. It carried you over the goal line in the Midwest to victory.feedback

Richard D. White Jr.

Probably the best word to define it is 'anger'. There's an anger in the people, whether it's Huey Long or Andrew Jackson or Donald Trump. Populism feeds on that anger, and astute politicians can take advantage of it.feedback

Patrick Howley

If you abandon populism, then you will not really have any constituency anymore. Will you be an establishment Democrat? Will you be a neocon? How will people even think of you? You will be adrift.feedback

John Oliver

It is not an exaggeration to say that, post-Brexit and with a wave of far-right populism sweeping Europe, the fate of the EU may hang on this election. Multiple candidates support a French Brexit, and the consequences of that would be steep.feedback

Howard Eissenstat

His populism is effective in large part because it is heartfelt. Erdogan's genius as a politician, his flair for rhetoric, his capacity to mobilize his base, and his sense of himself as a 'man of history' have all served to put him at the center of Turkish politics for more than a decade.feedback

Carter Eskew

Now I know what it must be like for an alt-right devotee to have a bad acid trip. Seemingly overnight, the once solid nationalist credentials of Donald Trump have distorted into some Sgt. Pepper-like fantasy of globalism. His steadfast admiration for Russia’s strongman has kaleidoscoped into a marshmallow pie of affection for NATO. And those rotten, no-good currency manipulators in China are today as harmless as tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Even Janet Yellen, the head of the Federal Reserve - that bastion of globalist financiers - who once should have been “ashamed” of herself has now become a diamond in the sky, and the president says he may even reappoint her to another term.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Pity the poor Rust Belt voters who thought President Trump was going to shake up Washington, D.C., drain the swamp, redo trade deals, label China a currency manipulator, repeal and replace Obamacare and back tax cuts for the middle class, not the rich. None of that is coming to pass, for a variety of reasons.feedback

Steven K. Bannon

Like [Andrew] Jackson's populism, we're going to build an entirely new political movement. It's everything related to jobs. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution – conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.feedback

Ned Ryun

It would be a terrible signal if Trump were to either force Bannon out or let him go because he is the face of the national populism that inspired a lot of voters to vote for Trump. And what makes it even worse right now, is that people have deep concerns about liberal New York Democrats associated with Goldman Sachs coming in and making strong moves at the White House. Kushner is family. He's not going anywhere. Bannon should not go anywhere either because of what he represents to the voter.feedback

Deb Butler

Nothing surprises me out of this legislature anymore. As if we haven't already been in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons this year with HB2, we're now going to prove just how draconian and ridiculous we are. It seems that these alt-right legislators don't learn from mistakes made, and they feel this sort of damaging and disruptive behavior is somehow going to get them reelected, and I think the contrary will prove true. I can't fathom my more moderate and rational Republican colleagues would allow such a thing to happen. The courts are not going to sustain such nonsense.feedback

Cas Mudde

Populism sees the people as one and pure. Nativism sees the people as one in a cultural, ethnic, predetermined sense. And that nation doesn't exist. The nation is changing virtually on a daily basis. [F]rom Belgium to Norway and from Spain to Denmark, countries are debating what the rights and duties of the host population and immigrants are, with an increasing emphasis on the duties of the immigrants.feedback

Eric Kaufmann

If the government is exclusively governing on behalf of the ethnic majority … that's problematic. But that doesn't mean that ethnic-majority concerns have no value. … [Many liberals say], The ethnic majority–they've got the state, so we can just focus on ethnic-minority rights. But if the state defines itself as neutral and [as] a civic-liberal state, that's not really a state for the ethnic majority. [Members of the ethnic majority] also continue to have cultural and demographic interests. If they don't see those being represented, then you might see this movement toward populism.feedback

George Lakoff

The strategy is to control discourse. One way you do that is preemptive name calling . . . based on a moral hierarchy. The whole idea is not to be civil. The idea is to win.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Eighty days into President Trump’s term, he arguably has only two successes - getting confirmed a Supreme Court judge pre-vetted by conservative lawyers and returning to mainstream Republican foreign policy, even if temporarily, in launching strikes on Syria. The unpredictable president sent to shake up Washington succeeds when he at his most conventional.feedback

Dan Cassino

Bannon's crusade against the 'deep state' – the idea you can go in and disrupt everything – doesn't work. The national security state is strong and deeply entrenched. The idea he could go in and change it in his own image doesn't go anywhere. The other story is the White House civil war: the conservatives against the 'alt-right' and Bannon was the loser here. He bit off more than he could chew.feedback

Tammy Baldwin

The common thread is economic populism and how we get ahead. It's just that Walker and Trump pit one group of Americans against another, rather than taking on the real villains. You have to see it through. This is not something you can participate in only occasionally. Stick with it.feedback

Richard Spencer

What Trump did was nothing less than a betrayal, a betrayal of his supporters, of his message 'America First!,' of his promise to be different–to learn from the mistakes of the past and chart a new course. I'll wait and see, of course, but I'm not sure I can continue to support him. Most all of the alt-right feels the same way.feedback

Richard Spencer

Millions of people voted for Donald Trump so we could avoid nonsense on this. Millions of people voted for Donald Trump because we saw an authenticity in his opposition to these kinds of wars.feedback

Grzegorz Schetyna

You are following a dangerous path through populism to dictatorship, we will not allow that.feedback

Geert Wilders

We were always one of the top parties that were supported by (the gay) community. We believe that like Christians and Jews and women and journalists, gay people are also one of the first to pay the price of ... Islamization.feedback

Francois Kraus

Having recently acquired the right to marry and adopt children, an important part of the gay electorate is turning to the extreme right because they do not need to support the left anymore on these issues.feedback

Sebastien Chenu

Those who want to fight against freedoms are Islamic radicals. They put bombs in gay night clubs in the United States. So obviously, it creates an anxiety for a certain number of gays.feedback

Clemence Zamora Cruz

The simple idea of reversing (the marriage equality) law is in itself a homophobic act as it is to want discrimination again.feedback

Sheri Berman

Across Europe nationalists began openly referring to themselves as 'national' socialists to make clear their commitment to ending the insecurities, injustices, and instabilities that capitalism brought in its wake, while clearly differentiating themselves from their competitors on the left.feedback

F.H. Buckley

Frank asked how it was that the poor folks of his home state voted for a Republican Party that cared so little for their economic interests. Become the jobs and the health-care president, and you [Trump] will have answered Frank's question. Steve Bannon has said the Republicans will become a party of 'economic nationalism'. No one has bothered to define this, but here's one thing it must mean: We're going to treat Americans better than non-Americans. We're going to see that Americans have jobs, medical care and an enviable safety net.feedback

John Derbyshire - Newsmax

Citizens of modern states will accept no other kind of health care but the socialized or mostly socialized kind. This being the case, however regrettably, the most efficient option is to make the socialization as rational as possible.feedback

Richard Spencer

Unlike Paul Ryan and Rich Lowry, who masturbated to Atlas Shrugged in their college dorms and have no loyalty to their race, Donald Trump is a nationalist. We can't ignore the politics of this. If Trumpcare passes, leftists can credibly claim that Trump has betrayed his populist vision. They will recycle the hoary script about nationalism and 'scapegoating' immigrants as a means of pushing through a draconian agenda. And they'll have a point!feedback

Richard Spencer

When single-payer healthcare is implemented, issues like food safety, nutrition, and obesity become matters of public concern. It will draw more attention to the alternative we are presenting to America's current lowest-common-denominator society.feedback

Kate Starbird

I went back and tracked some of these articles using the Wayback Machine and they cited Russian scientists, and they went through right-wing blogs that we might call alt-right now. At the time, I didn't notice what was going on, but with the benefit of hindsight, you notice that this stuff was happening for a long time.feedback

Al Letson

Some people in our class didn't know about it. That is enough to make it worth teaching.feedback

Meghan O'Keefe

A lot of people have confused the rhetoric the president used to get elected with making it okay to express racist ideas again. A lot of people believe they have the right to be racist and that we have to honor that as a legitimate point of view.feedback

Malcolm Cawthorne

I find it ironic he didn't say where in Europe. I identify myself as African American, no hyphen, because where in Africa?feedback

Richard Spencer

We want a new type of society that would actually be a homeland for all white people.feedback

Oren Segal

All it is, make no mistake, is a repackaging of white supremacy.feedback

Meira Levinson

But the question is, how quickly and to what extent will there be a shift? It is the case already, thanks to Trump's tweets, statements, and rallies, that he has been redefining certain civic norms and values that had been seen as common and unproblematic.feedback

Satchel Tsai

It was very civil. It's important to be civil when you talk about race.feedback

Maureen Costello

We're hearing from teachers that they're afraid to talk in favorable terms about diversity, that they really are afraid of being accused of partisanship now and the line about what is partisan has moved since the election.feedback

Kathryn Leslie

Sometimes, our stereotype of a white nationalist can be different than a young, articulate, clean-cut guy who espouses lots of racist views.feedback

Al Letson

What you're talking about is the country is trying to find a balance where everybody gets a seat at the table.feedback

Dai Jianzhong

It was a big shock for China to see American middle-class society overwhelmed by this tide of populism. China is a different society, but if the economy stagnates and workers feel badly let down, populism will gain influence. The influence of Maoists and ultraleftists would spread.feedback

Tom Pepinsky

Just as democracies can be governed by authoritarians, so too can true-believing democrats lay the groundwork for authoritarianism.feedback

Cas Mudde

Populism is an illiberal democratic response to undemocratic liberalism. However, this comes at a price. Despite all democratic rhetoric, liberal democracy is a complex compromise of popular democracy and liberal elitism, which is therefore only partly democratic.feedback

Andy Haldane - Bank of England

This is an object lesson in the perils of public polling for policy purposes. Sometimes, there is madness in crowds. For some, it was a shameful example of the perils of populism. Simple words can make a dramatic difference to readability. Inflation and employment' leaves the majority of the public cold. Prices and jobs' warms them up. Facebook posts are more likely to be shared the more frequent nouns and verbs and the less frequent adverbs and adjectives.feedback

Adriano Bosoni - Strategic Forecasting

At a time when euroscepticism, nationalism and populism is on the rise in many European countries, governments will keep an eye on their domestic situation. They will want to send a message to voters and parties that Brexit is not a painless process.feedback

Alberto Gallo - Royal Bank of Scotland

The European Union's incentive is to give the U.K. a bad deal. If they give them an average deal, then other countries will have the possibility of doing the same in the future. That hurts people. It hurts in particular the middle-and-low wage families that are exactly the ones that voted Brexit. Populism is bad for the same people it's advocated for. These are people that have not seen their wages go up in the last decade and now they're going to see the prices of food and other goods going up.feedback

Ahmet Kasim Han

The gates of populism, which will be fed also by the current zeitgeist around the world, could be wide open in Turkey.feedback

Vasileios Gkionakis - UniCredit Group

For populism to be able to gain acceptance, spread and potentially govern, you actually need a lot of hearsay.feedback

Andy Haldane - Bank of England

Certainly, the productivity puzzle is not something which has emerged since the global financial crisis, though it seems to have amplified pre-existing trends.feedback

Thomas Palley

Productivity growth drove wage growth which fueled demand growth. That promoted full employment, which provided the incentive to invest, which drove further productivity growth.feedback

James Montier

Labour market flexibility may sound appealing, but it is based on a theory that runs completely counter to all the evidence we have. The alternative theory suggests that labour market flexibility is by no means desirable as it results in an economy with a bias to stagnate that can only maintain high rates of employment and economic growth through debt-fuelled bubbles that inevitably blow up, leading to the economy tipping back into stagnation.feedback

Ray Dalio

It is one of those phenomena that comes along in a big way about once a lifetime – like pandemics, depressions, or wars.feedback

Ray Dalio

While we consider Donald Trump to be a populist, we have more questions than answers about him and are using these other cases to assess him against by seeing if he follows a more archetypical path or if he deviates from it significantly.feedback

Mihir Kapadia - Sun Global Investments

From a rational point of view, the major issue surrounding the call for Scottish independence, is an economic catastrophe threating Scotland. This has undermined the economic prowess of Scotland which currently has a deficit of £15bn or 9.5 per cent of GDP, which would be the highest in the EU. It is going to be a hard battle ahead if Scotland falls for populism under SNP.feedback

Michael Roth

Europe was, is and will remain a life insurance for us in times of crisis, and in the end, I'm convinced that the citizens of France will see it the way large majorities did in the Netherlands, as well as Germany.feedback

Michael Roth

We're interested to see that our closest partner in the EU returns to political, cultural, social and economic stability. This path of renewal and change has to be accelerated dramatically. We should keep the political costs in mind. If, in the end, a European policy that we are also responsible for propels Marine Le Pen into office as president, I do not think we should support that.feedback

Elaine Bander

No one who reads Jane Austen's words with any attention and reflection can possibly be alt-right. All the Janeites I know, are rational, compassionate, liberal-minded people.feedback

Juliette Wells

Of course the one female author who has name recognition on par with Shakespeare is the one who gets dragged into debates like this. It's the flip side of her enormous international fame. Her characters are white, and her world is white. What do you do with that?feedback

Tracey Hutchings-Goetz

It was a version of the novel that didn't make any sense to us as scholars, supported by a completely unscholarly source.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

We can't spend money on programs just because they sound good. Meals on Wheels sounds great … but to take the federal money and give it to the states and say, look, we want to give you money for programs that don't work–I can't defend that anymore. We're going to spend money, we're going to spend a lot of money, but we're not going to spend it on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we've made to people.feedback

Tony Blair

Labour has got to build out from the Remain vote and reach out to those that are persuadable in the Leave camp. It would be a fundamental strategic error to end up trying to go to the Leave camp, and then trying to build out across the other way. If Britain stays in Europe you can carry on being Scottish, British and European, but if Britain leaves Europe you can be two of those things, but not all three. That is a material change.feedback

Tony Blair

An indifference to liberal democracy is starting to form in parts of Europe. There are very worrying trends including as many as a third of young people in France saying they doubt democracy is the best form of government. Even where populism does not win, as in Holland, it influences and distorts debate. Populism identifies an enemy as the answer to what are essentially the problems of accelerated change.feedback

Steve Bell

This is almost like Trump said, Hey somebody get me a budget' and Heritage said, We've got one right here.feedback

Judd Gregg

They're going to have a constant stream of petitioners now on these programs.feedback

Robert Rector

There is waste in the welfare state. They're just scraping the edges. Collecting all this money at the federal level and then handing it down to the states is a recipe for corruption and inefficiency.feedback

Judd Gregg

It mirrors that budget very closely. They're making a political statement that creates a lot of fire for their opposition and it's not going to win.feedback

Jacob Liebenluft

This shows it's impossible to make deep cuts to domestic priorities without hurting many the working people and most vulnerable people that the president talked about helping.feedback

Tony Blair

In my view, we are in fundamentally the wrong political position. If you stick to that position, even if you change the leader, you will not have a different result. If Britain stays in Europe you can carry on being Scottish, British and European, but if Britain leaves Europe you can be two of those things, but not all three. That is a material change. The arguments for the union are very strong, but be in no doubt, I give this very strong warning, there are elements of the Conservative Party and elements of the rightwing media that are perfectly happy with the break-up of the UK.feedback

Mabel Berezin

'He does not represent a populist wave. Rather, he is part of the political landscape and how his party fares does not tell us much about European populism,'. The real bellwether election will be Marine Le Pen's quest for the French presidency, starting April 23 - that is where the populist action is and that is what we should be focusing upon.feedback

Manfred Weber

The Dutch elections are a perfect start for the electoral year because the populists and the anti-Europeans failed.feedback

Tony Blair

The position is retrievable, but only if we change. This is not about the personality of the leader. In my view, we are in fundamentally the wrong political position. If you stick to that position, even if you change the leader, you will not have a different result.feedback

Tony Blair

Increasingly the hard right ideologues who are really driving this are going to push us towards the position of: 'You know what? No deal is really fine'. At various points over the past 20-30 years sometimes it has seemed disloyal to talk about the Labour party being in bad shape but when it is in the situation it is today – seven years into a Tory government and losing safe Labour seats to the Conservatives – if you want your analysis of politics to retain any credibility, you have got to say the position is serious.feedback

Geert Wilders

Rutte has not seen the back of me. Those are not the 30 seats we hoped for.feedback

Amy Schumer

I want to thank them. It makes me feel so powerful and dangerous and brave. It reminds me what I'm saying is effective and bring more interest to my work and their obsession with me keeps me going.feedback

Amy Schumer

I am only alarmed by the people printing their organized trolling as 'news,' . This is what the current administration wants. So journalists – do better, it's embarrassing. Trolls, see you on the next one!feedback

Alastair Newton

In short, although I think that we are seeing something of a pushback against populism in Europe today and that we should feel some relief at the Dutch outcome, populism is far from dead, including in the Netherlands, and we should treat the French election on its own merits.feedback

Martin Schulz - European Parliament

The values of openness, respect for others, and a faith in Europe's future are the only true response to the nationalist impulses and isolationism that are shaking the world.feedback

Anna Stupnytska - Fidelity Solutions

Markets will of course now turn their attention to France, where the candidacy of the far-right Marine Le Pen arguably poses greater risks. To whatever extent this vote is a signal on France, the high turnout and rally around towards the mainstream center look bad for her. The structure of the French presidential election also create additional obstacles to any far-right victory in France. As such, the Dutch result may be remembered as the turning point in the popularity of populism for 2017.feedback

Mark Rutte

Our message to the Netherlands - that we will hold our course and keep this country safe, stable and prosperous - got through. This was an evening when, after Brexit and Trump, the Netherlands said, 'Stop' to the wrong sort of populism.feedback

François Fillon

We were all being told this was going to be a triumph for the extreme right. And yet again the outcome shows that it's the (political) center and right that provide the best bulwark against populism and extremism.feedback

Mark Rutte

We say no to the wrong kind of populism. The Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said 'Whoa' to the wrong kind of populism. Today was a celebration of democracy, we saw rows of people queuing to cast their vote, all over the Netherlands -- how long has it been since we've seen that?feedback

Geert Wilders

It is also an evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism. Rutte has not seen the back of me!! We won seats. The first gains are made. I would still like to co-govern as the PVV, if possible. But if that doesn't work … we'll support the cabinet, where needed, on the issues that are important to us.feedback

Andre Krouwel

I mean, this is your electoral campaign dream, right? You can't script this if it was a movie. It's really helped Mark Rutte to take the lead and a big lead over Geert Wilders.feedback

Geert Wilders

What I would say to all my left-wing friends in Europe: don't try to fake the populace. Stand for your principles. Be straight. Be pro-refugee. Be pro-European. We're gaining momentum in the polls. And I think that's the message we have to send to Europe. You can stop populism.feedback

Geert Wilders

The message is that many people want to regain national sovereignty, they don't want to be dependent on the political elite whether that is in their own capitals or in Brussels. I think that many European people believe we should regain national sovereignty - that we should be in charge of our own immigration policy and our own fiscal policy. We should not spend money on foreign countries or foreign people when at the same time we neglect our own people.feedback

Mark Rutte

This is a chance for a big democracy like the Netherlands to make a point to stop this toppling over of the domino stones of the wrong sort of populism. There is still a risk that we wake up on Thursday morning and seeing that Geert Wilders is leading the biggest party.feedback

Paula Vanhegen

I share some opinions with him, but he shouldn't be so radical. Otherwise we get a second Hitler and we don't want that.feedback

Jesse Klaver

Geert Wilders is losing momentum in the polls. We're gaining momentum in the polls. And I think that's the message we have to send to Europe. You can't stop populism but what I would say to all my left-wing friends in Europe: don't try to fake the the populace. Stand for your principles. Be straight. Be pro-refugee. Be pro-European.feedback

Steve Bannon

Like Jackson's populism, we're going to build an entirely new political movement. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I don't think we've had a speech like that since Andrew Jackson came to the White House. But you could see it was very Jacksonian. It's got a deep, deep root of patriotism there.feedback

Geert Wilders

We want be in charge of our own country, our own money, our own borders, and our own immigration policy. Whatever the outcome of the election today, the genie will not go back into the bottle. Despite what the elite wants, politicians are getting strong who have a totally different concept of what the people want them to do.feedback

Mark Rutte

The fact is that politicians are only enlarging the problems instead of solving them. The wrong sort of populism is not addressing the real issues of the people, only making them bigger, instead of solving them.feedback

Mark Rutte

The Netherlands said 'Whoa! Stop!' to the wrong kind of populism. We want to stick to the course we have - safe and stable and prosperous. It is the third elections after Brexit, after the American elections. We have the upcoming French and German elections. And this is a chance for a big democracy like the Netherlands to make a point - to stop this toppling over of the domino stones of the wrong sort of populism.feedback

Mark Rutte

You could say these are the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals in trying to prevent the wrong sort of populism to win. The half-finals are in France, in April and May. And then in September in Germany, we have the finals. And I want the Netherlands to be the first country which stops this trend of the wrong sort of populism.feedback

Sam Godfried

The thing is, I think the whole world around us is getting more extreme and it is just getting more polarized.feedback

H.W. Brands

In truth, the two have little in common besides the distrust they have inspired in certain elements of the political elites of their day. Trump's penthouse populism is a sham; Jackson's was the real thing.feedback

Mark Rutte

It appears that the VVD will be the biggest party in the Netherlands for the third time in a row. Tonight we'll celebrate a little. It is also an evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism.feedback

Jesse Klaver

In these elections there was an overwhelming attention from the foreign press, which is understandable because Brexit happened and Trump was elected, and because France, Germany and maybe Italy will be holding elections. They asked us: Will populism break through in the Netherlands? That is the answer that we have for the whole of Europe: Populism did not break through.feedback

Mark Rutte

It is my task to keep the nation safe and stable and deal with these kinds of people.feedback

Hanna Lagard

It's come to feel like you're a stranger in your own country. Foreigners come and expect everything that we can give them. They have something in their attitude – you feel always a little bit afraid. They want too much power in the country.feedback

Geert Wilders

I used to live in Kanaleneiland, a suburb of Utrecht, which, during the 20 years that I lived there, transformed into a very dangerous neighborhood for non-Muslims. I have been robbed. On several occasions, I had to run for safety. The same transformation has happened in parts of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other cities in the Netherlands, as well as in cities in Belgium, Germany, Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and other countries.feedback

Pippa Norris

[It's] a kind of liberal myth. [Liberals] want to have a reason why people are supporting populist parties when their values are so clearly against progressive values in terms of misogyny, sexism, racism.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The reason we are losing ground to the right today is because the message of what socialism is and what it can achieve in people's daily lives has been steadily diluted. Unless progressive parties and movements break with that failed economic and political establishment it is the siren voices of the populist far-right that will fill the gap.feedback

Matt Williams

I think it is a serious possibility that Labour has come to the end of its existence. Socialism, of some variety, is either not considered viable or is deeply unpopular, and in some cases is both.feedback

Cas Mudde

They [social democrats] shouldn't be purely focused on winning back the voters who went to the radical right, because when push comes to shove, a significant part of that electorate is deeply nativist. They want a party that is nativist; the only way to win them back is pretty much by becoming radical right or radical right-light.feedback

Kai Arzheimer

I can't really believe that it is possible to beat the populists in terms of populism.feedback

Joris Luyendijk

However well his anti-EU, anti-Islam and anti-immigration platform does in the general election, Wilders will not get to lead a government – or a Nexit. Whether Geert Wilders’ PVV party ends in first, second or third place in the Dutch general election on Wednesday, one thing is certain: the Netherlands will still be gripped by “populism paralysis”.feedback

Mark Rutte

I want The Netherlands to be the first country which stops this trend of the wrong sort of populism. You could say these are the quarter-finals in trying to prevent the wrong sort of populism to win. The half-finals are in France in April and May and then in September in Germany you have the finals.feedback

Kathryn Rooney Vera - Bulltick Capital Markets

Le Pen could feasibly win. Populism could sweep her into office. It's not being priced in, but she's going to win in the first round. She could then pull out a surprise in the second round. If she were to, then we would see the euro fall and we would see dollar strengthen.feedback

Jesse Klaver

This year is not only about the election in the Netherlands, but elections in the whole of Europe. In the Netherlands, we have to show that populism can be stopped and there is an alternative. That alternative is us. The values the Netherlands stands for, for many, many decades, centuries actually, its freedom, its tolerance, its empathy. ..they are destroying it. It's terrible when people are born in the Netherlands have the feeling they are not part of this society and it is not something to be proud of, but something to be ashamed of. And I want to change that.feedback

Rich Tyler

There is no ideology, save for populism. There's no anchoring governing philosophy to any of this. There may be 'Trumpism' but it's not really conservatism or Republicanism. There may be a realignment but the incompetent and mixed messages coming out of the White House make it very difficult. I still don't know what our position is towards Russia and Putin, I'm still unclear what the plan is to defeat Isis in Syria and Iraq, I don't know what our agenda is for North Korea and Kim Jong-un. I don't know what 'economic nationalism' means.feedback

Juergen Hardt

He will always have to do something to keep his people excited. That's what Stephen Bannon is in there for. Just as all populists, Donald Trump runs the risk of being a captive to his own populism.feedback

Pope Francis

Populism is evil and ends badly as the past century showed.feedback

Sarah Posner

Leading conservatives have taken to pretending that the alt-right is a fringe movement that they and President Trump have disavowed. In recent interviews and at a high-profile conservative conference last month, conservatives have taken great pains to distance conservatism - and the Trump administration - from any alt-right influence.feedback

Borut Pahor

Communications between people and politicians are changing all the time. Instagram is most used by young people. In a period of distrust of politics, this is a way to reach them. Life contact with people is the most important. I accept that risk. But there is difference between negative and positive populism.feedback

Jonathan Capehart

When people like Steve Bannon or others grab this term and said, ‘Oh yeah, we’re alt-right, ’ I don’t think they had any idea that this other group existed.”.feedback

Andrew Parry - Hermes Investment Management

There's the political risk that appears to be hanging over Europe. I think somewhat ironically, the more that people think that Trump is the embodiment through populism of the new economic model, the more you actually get a reaction against populism in Europe. The political fears with the forthcoming French election, and then Dutch and German later in the year, possibly could be overdone. I do look at the U.S. and it's definitely viewing all its prospects through rose-tinted glasses.feedback

Andrej Zaslove

Dutch politics is about coalition forming, and traditionally the largest party is given the chance to go and have talks with other political parties and form a government. Even if he [Wilders] was in power, he's not going to be Donald Trump where he can pass executive laws willy nilly. It's about dealmaking. Populism is on the rise in Europe and North America, there's no question. But in Dutch politics, it's much more normalized, and I think it has to do with the fact that we have a multi-party system with a very low entry threshold so populism and other new parties are institutionalized.feedback

Douglas Carswell

Brexit isn’t like Trump’s election. It’s Britain’s safety valve against angry, radical populism. What is Nigel Farage so cross about? We won the EU referendum, for goodness sake. Since 23 June, I’ve been walking on sunshine. My mood has been a state of Zen-like bliss.feedback

Geert Wilders

Mr Rutte is right, there is a very big chance the PVV will be the biggest party in the Netherlands after the elections. But I don't agree with what he says that we do wrong kind of populism. We say what people want to hear when it comes to immigration, integration, Islam, problems which are real.feedback

Sherrod Brown

Populism is for the people – not these people or those people, but all people. True populism is not about who it excludes but who it embraces. The value of work isn't a black issue or a white issue. It's not a blue-collar issue or a white-collar issue. It's not a liberal or conservative issue. 'These ideas cost too much., We'll have to raise prices.' Funny, you never hear those concerns raised over the cost of shareholder payouts or corporate bonuses. Corporations always want to talk about the cost of raising wages and benefits, but what about the cost of not raising them?feedback

Burns McKinney - Allianz

I think the stock market has largely priced in one, two, probably three rate hikes this year.feedback

David Nelson

If you look at Europe, there's a rising populist message. You know, some of these countries and some of the people want to pull out of the EU. [I]f, in fact, a country pulled out of the EU, than the euro-denominated debt would switch to the local currency. That would be one of the biggest defaults in history.feedback

Thomas Melvin

People are happy because he's doing what he said he'd do. They know he's got a heart for America.feedback

Richard Spencer

Trump is stumbling toward a nationalist ideology. In that way, he has a connection with the Alt-Right, he has a deeper connection with us than he has with conservatives. Seems to be open to other ideas besides just the conservative pabulum.feedback

Steve Bannon

There's a new political order being formed out of this. We are a nation with a culture and a reason for being. I think that's what unites us.feedback

Matthew Schlapp

We don't think there's any role for the alt-right in the conservative movement.feedback

Ned Ryun

The alt right is not part of the conservative movement. I don't think we need to normalize them.feedback

Ruben Wagensberg

People are frustrated. They don't know what to do in this situation. Especially with the shadow of far right populism all over Europe. That is why it's so important that we all go out in the street today to say that we are many, many people who want to shelter those who are waiting for us at the borders of Europe.feedback

Alan Greenspan

Populism is not a structured economic philosophy such as capitalism, socialism or communism. But it's a cry of pain by the populace for some leaders to arise to take charge and lessen their pain. Entitlements are drowning out the funding of ultimately what is required to engender productivity growth, and as you know productivity growth is basic for all economic activity and especially standard of living.feedback

Teresa Villaverde

With unemployment and everything like that, people get lost and then comes someone like Donald Trump or, in Europe, ... these new right-wing people like Marine Le Pen. There are many countries that have had a long democratic tradition and to our surprise we see the return of right-wing parties across Europe - we thought we'd never see this again.feedback

Alexander Van der Bellen

My election as the President of the Republic of Austria in December 2016 was a clear rejection of the burgeoning nationalism, protectionism, the seductive, simplistic populism.feedback

Achmad Sukarsono

Both Yudhoyono and Baswedan are American-educated, moderate Muslims who have little choice but to ride the wave of Islamic populism to compete with Ahok.feedback

Alexander Van der Bellen

You can actually actually win against rightist populism, it is possible that has to sink in the brains of colleagues in all teh countries of the EU. In particular, perhaps in the Netherlands presently and in France. That is one message and the other one is, try to get the young people on your side.feedback

Shannon K. O'Neil - Council on Foreign Relations

AMLO is a populist, nationalist, anti-globalization, anti-NAFTA candidate, not unlike Trump himself. Regardless of his economic or other leanings (which veer toward leftist populism), the two personalities would make bilateral compromises all the harder.feedback

Jon Barela

It plays right into left-wing candidates in Mexico like López Obrador who are openly hostile to the U.S. I'd think the Trump administration's worst nightmare would be to have López Obrador as president. Populism can cut in two different ideological directions.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. Love thy neighbor' is part of this (American Christian) tradition, the act of helping others. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. The United States is responsible for the United States' policy on refugees.feedback

Naeem Aslam - AvaTrade

The meeting is very important for both individuals because they are labeled as anti-free trade and driving the engine of populism and protectionism. So far, [Trump] has shown that he is good in cutting ties with other governments and firms if they do not work according to his plan. He needs to assure the world that cutting ties has the benefit of making good deals.feedback

Alexander Van der Bellen

The danger, the biggest danger I see is, that we get seduced by easy answers, and shift towards nationalism and provincialism. This cannot be in the interest foremost of Austria, as a very small state compared to the entire world. Let us not be seduced.feedback

Finn Heinrich

In the case of Donald Trump, the first signs of such a betrayal of his promises are already there. The talk is of rolling back key anti-corruption legislation and ignoring potential conflicts of interests that will exacerbate - not control - corruption.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

The policies of Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble have no doubt contributed to the deep crises in the European Union since 2008, to the isolation of a dominant German government and, through a relentless insistence on austerity, to high unemployment outside Germany. One consequence has been the strengthening of anti-European populist parties and the damaging of not only democracy but also a good investment climate. The continuation of the current policies comes at the cost of sustainable growth. This is also dangerous for Germany.feedback

Nariman Behravesh - IHS

If we have pro-growth populism (from Donald Trump) it's great – which we think is really what's going to happen in the end, that's more likely. But if we have protectionist populism, that could be a disaster for the US, China and many parts of the world. That's a recession scenario.feedback

Art Hogan

He didn't decide to go high. He decided to go populist and protectionist, and that's something we're going to have to get used to. When you put together populism and protectionism, it has a lot of economic fallout. That's how he got here.feedback

Hélène Rey

We have no budget constraints in mind, totally unrealistic propositions, very badly fleshed out, so this is very much a characteristic of this new populism.feedback

Bob Moritz - PricewaterhouseCoopers International

A combination of politics and populism is continuing to take precedence on a worldwide basis compared to Africa.feedback

Ray Dallio - Bridgewater Associates

I think the market has discounted the obvious. Meaning if you take the corporate tax rate and you change it by that amount ... the market has adjusted now to that level.feedback

Ray Dallio - Bridgewater Associates

Now we're at a point where we have to wait and actually see. I think the real question is what is a Trump administration? Is it going to be wise and thoughtful? ... So we're at the stage that we made the initial reaction to that, but now [we'll see] how these people work together and actually operate.feedback