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Nigel Farage To Share A Platform With Donald Trump

24/08/2016 16:01 | Updated 24 August 2016
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Nigel Farage is to share a platform with Donald Trump this evening, according to Sky News.

The former leader of Ukip will not endorse Trump in his presidential bid, according to Sky, but will instead talk about “The Brexit Story”.

Last week the Republican leader linked himself to Britain’s exit from the EU in an appearance with Fox News. After the interviewer mentioned Brexit, Trump replied:

“Well, I think I will be called Mr. Brexit.”

He later tweeted:

Trump correctly predicted Britain would vote to leave the EU, and compared his campaign to the referedum in a news conference the day of the result, saying it would give American voters a chance to “re-declare their independence.”

“Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people”, he said.

At an event at the RNC in July, Farage said that Republican strategists are taking tips from his Brexit campaign, “looking very closely at what we did and how we did it”.

He also ironically thanked Barack Obama for “helping us to win this referendum” after Obama made a statement in support of Britain staying in the EU in April, adding that it was a “big mistake for foreign politicians to tell people how to vote”. 

Douglas Carswell mocked Farage on twitter:

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