- David Andelman: Dutch election will be first test of whether Trump's coattails have lift
- Trump could prove a drag on Europe as he sinks into the morass of governing, he says
David A. Andelman, editor emeritus of World Policy Journal, is the author of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today." Follow him @DavidAndelman. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)The long shadow Donald Trump is casting across Europe is falling first on the Netherlands, where voters go to the polls Wednesday for the first test of whether his political coattails have a real lift, or serve as a dangerous drag on the prospects of Europe's resurgent populist right. It will be evidence as to the appeal of anti-Muslim candidates seeking to ban refugees and reject the concept of a united Europe.