Have you ever heard of a Brit actively endorsing and campaigning on behalf of a U.S. President?
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, hailing from the same United Kingdom we once took up arms against (twice), accompanied President Trump on his campaign stops this past week.
Trump invited Farage onstage during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona last week.
Farage heaped praise on the President, calling him “the single most resilient and bravest person I have ever met in my life.”
The British politician told the audience that they aren’t just voting for the President of one country, but for the leader of the free world:
“You are voting for the only current leader in the free world who has got the guts to stand up and fight for the nation state, to fight for patriotism, to fight against globalism. You’ll be voting for the only leader in the western world with the real courage to stand up to the Chinese Communist Party. You’ll be voting for decency, plain-speaking, and a man who in four years hasn’t just cut your taxes, hasn’t just improved the economy, but a man who right now, is bringing Israel together with Arab nations in a way that nobody ever believed was possible, and that’s what he’s done, and I wish you Godspeed. I really do.”
President Trump was evidently moved by Farage’s praise, saying as he exited the stage, “Thank you, Nigel. That’s something. Wow. I’m glad I called him up.”
“He’s responsible for a lot of things that have happened over in Europe,” Trump told the audience. “Very positive things, too.”
Farage then followed Trump to Michigan on Friday:
And then to Scranton, Pennsylvania today:
Farage was a key figure in Britain’s vote to leave the EU in 2016 and founded the Brexit Party in 2019 as the nation floundered in its efforts to implement their exit from the EU.
In 2016, he was criticized in the UK for his hesitant support of Trump ahead of the election in light of inappropriate comments Trump had made about women.
Farage has a £10,000 bet on Trump winning tomorrow’s election.