Trump-like leaders proliferate

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Perhaps they should call it the "Trump Spring".

All the president's men and women: Trump-like leaders proliferate

Call them the political offspring of President Trump if you like: Wealthy, controversial, outspoken and skilled at delivering electoral upsets and victories by appealing to voters' nativist instincts on immigration, Islam, trade, jobs and law and order.

In at least two cases, the Philippines and Czech Republic, Trump's influence has spawned elected leaders made in his own image. Several other leaders or would-be leaders resemble the U.S. president in at least some ways.

Here's a look at the international Trump effect:

Andrej Babis, 63, Czech Republic

This entrepreneur and billionaire is set to become the Czech Republic's next prime minister after his ANO party won more than three times the number of votes as the conservative ODS party, which came in second, in Saturday's national election.

More: 'Czech Donald Trump': Populist tide spreads to one of Central Europe's last liberal democracies

Like Trump, Babis has a sprawling business empire. It includes vast holdings in agriculture and forestry, chemicals, real estate and newspapers. He has vowed to use his business acumen to cut government red tape and fight corruption, although he is the subject of a possible tax crime and conflict-of-interest probe.

He campaigned on a promise to resist immigration and wants the Czech Republic to forge closer ties with non-European Union partners, including Russia.

Sound familiar?

Rodrigo Duterte, 72, the Philippines

Elected president in June, Duterte is known for his inflammatory rhetoric and tough stance against alleged drug users and dealers. He has compared himself to Adolf Hitler, called the pope a "son of a whore" and admitted he would have no problem murdering thousands of drug addicts.

Duterte, a former mayor, won national office on an anti-crime and anti-corruption platform. His brutal war on drugs, which he recently mothballed, has led to thousands of extra-judicial killings by police.

He's rich, too, although the source of his wealth remains a mystery. Duterte said he grew up in a poor family but also claimed he became a millionaire at a young age after an inheritance. Rappler, an online news site based in the Philippines, has reported that over the past 12 years, Duterte's wealth has increased by 290%, a rise that does not match his declared assets.

More: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pulls out of brutal drugs war

Like Trump, Duterte dislikes the United Nations.

Trump once complained about the interior design at the international organization's headquarters in New York. "The cheap 12 inch sq. marble tiles behind speaker at UN always bothered me. I will replace with beautiful large marble slabs if they ask me," Trump said in 2012.

Duterte has gone one step further and offered to burn down the U.N.

The two men will meet next month when Trump visits Asia.

Who else is walking and talking like Trump?

Bulgaria's Veselin Mareshki, 50, is a businessman and politician who founded the anti-immigration Volya party. He owns a drug store chain with more than 350 branches nationwide. The New York Times reported this year that his name is on all of them: "Mareshki, Mareshki, Mareshki. You see it everywhere. Like Trump, Trump, Trump."

Geert Wilders, 54, is leader of the far right in the Netherlands. Long before Trump sought to ban U.S. travel by citizens of several Muslim countries, Wilders was infuriating his opponents by calling for a ban on Muslim immigration. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte held off a challenge by Wilders in the March election by taking a Trump-like turn to the right and questioning the place of Islam in Dutch society.

Marine Le Pen, 49, lost France's presidential election in May to the smooth-talking pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron. If Macron fails to deliver on a promise to boost France's long-stagnant economy, Le Pen could yet prevail. She, too, has vowed to revitalize France's industrial past and promised to put "core" traditional France first. Those themes could have mass appeal to working class voters when France holds its next election in 2022.

Boris Johnson, 53, is Britain's foreign minister — and possibly future prime minister. He has a shock of blond hair that seems Trump-like, he was born in New York, and he's pretty good at saying outrageous things. A former journalist, he can't hide his obsession with media coverage. He helped lead the campaign for Britain to exit the European Union, an outcome endorsed by Trump.

Jacinda Ardern, 37, is New Zealand's new prime minister. She opposes tax cuts and supports the welfare state, unlike Trump. However, she wants to lower immigration to New Zealand. That promptedThe Wall Street Journal to tweet last month: "Meet New Zealand's Justin Trudeau (prime minister of Canada) — except she's more like Trump on immigration." Ardern said she found it "offensive" to be compared to the American leader.