Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Brexit leader Nigel Farage backs Trump

Narada Desk | August 25, 2016 12:09 pm Print
He said Trump represents the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country
Donald Trump, Nigel Faraga

Outgoing UK Independence Party leader and a chief proponent of the British exit from the European Union Nigel Farage on Wednesday extended his support to US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

He urged the people to support the business magnate, saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country.

Nigel Farage was a prominent figure in the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union.

Addressing more than 15,000 activists in Jackson, Mississippi, Faraga said the party could “beat the pollsters” in the presidential race.

Trump, in a tweet last week, said, “They will soon be calling me Mr Brexit.”

Trump, who introduce Farage, described him as the man who “brilliantly” led the UK Independent Party’s campaign to secure a vote on the future of the UK’s 40-year membership of the European Union.

“If you want change in this country, you better get your walking boots on, you better get out there campaigning. And remember, anything is possible if enough decent people are prepared to stand up against the establishment,” Farage told those gathering.

Farage also said the Republican campaign represented a “fantastic opportunity”. “You can beat the pollsters, you can beat the commentators, you can beat Washington”, he said.

“I cannot possibly tell you how you should vote in this election. But you know I get it, I get it. I’m hearing you. But I will say this, if I was an American citizen, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me,” Farage said.

“In fact, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me,” he added.