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Farage: ‘Trump learned a lot from me’

24 Jun 2024 3 minute read
Nigel Farage (L) and Donald Trump. Picture by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Nigel Farage has claimed former US president Donald Trump “learned a lot” from studying his speeches before he ran for office.

Speaking to ITV’s The Leader Interviews – Tonight programme on Sunday evening, the Reform UK leader denied he thought he was Britain’s version of Mr Trump, and said: “I think we’re very different but I think we think the same on many things.”

He added: “He’s learned quite a lot from me, I think it goes both ways … He was watching my speeches in the European Parliament for many years … before he decided to run.”

When asked if the former president had told him this, Mr Farage replied: “I know that to be true.”

Mr Farage is close to and has repeatedly praised Mr Trump.

Prior to his decision to join Reform UK earlier this month, the party’s candidate for Clacton had said he planned to help Mr Trump with his presidential campaign this year.

But he has since admitted: “If I’m elected the MP for Clacton, and I’m there every Friday … it’ll become more difficult but not impossible.”

Doubled down

Mr Farage has also doubled down on his claim that the West “provoked” Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

When asked how he would deal with the Russian President, he told ITV: “Well, we’ve tried of course through sanctions to weaken him, but all that’s actually done is drive him into the arms of China.

“He needs to know there’s a threat now, he needs to know, he does need to know, it is so far and no further.

“I think the West historically, up until a few years ago, provoked Putin stupidly.

“I felt the ever, ever eastward expansion of Nato and the European Union was giving Putin a reason to go to war. I guess the question is, what do we do now? And yes, I do support us giving munitions and help to Ukraine but I feel the war is a complete stalemate.

“I think the number of lives being lost is horrific. There have been no sensible, substantive negotiations of any kind and even if negotiations to try and find a peace, to try and find a way through, fail, I think it’s better to have those negotiations than not.”

Mr Farage also told ITV he has an issue with migrants coming to Britain and continuing to speak their own language.

He said: “I have a huge problem with people coming to Britain, not assimilating, maintaining their own languages.

“You know, not mixing in communities. That is a disaster.”


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
21 days ago

Rectum…a temporary store of faeces…

These men were born with two each…

Sunak’s pack are made up of them…

Every picture tells a story…

cablestreet
cablestreet
20 days ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Unkind to rectums

Steve Woods
Steve Woods
21 days ago

Please stop giving this odious man publicity he and his repugnant views ill deserve.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
21 days ago

Who got an invite to Fat Shanks’ birthday bash…

The runoff must have filled the moat with sewage…

Karl
Karl
21 days ago

It shows, 2 vile examples ofhuman life. Both have generated vast hate and discord and left a vacuum behind them. I would never boasting any character traits these anti humans have.

Neilyn
Neilyn
21 days ago

He said: “I have a huge problem with people coming to Britain, not assimilating, maintaining their own languages.”

Which is exactly what the original ethnic English did when they came to our island country of Prydain, and they’re still at it even now in the remaining counties of the west where the tongue of the Brython is still the everday language.

It would appear that English folk such as Farage don’t like the bitter taste of their own medicine.

Vote Plaid. Labour are not our saviour.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
20 days ago
Reply to  Neilyn

He did say people coming to Britain which excuses him from applying the same principle to Brit immigrants in Spain who search out each other rather than learning to speak Spanish and integrating properly. I’d like to show his photo to Lord Moylan and tell HIM that this is linguistic fascism personified.

Che Guevara's Fist
Che Guevara's Fist
20 days ago
Reply to  Neilyn

I agree. English who migrate abroad still speak English amongst each other instead of the native tongue. Who are they to complain about people talking to each other in their own tongue in England?

cablestreet
cablestreet
20 days ago

What a Beaut. Now we know where Trump learnt to lie, spread hatred and division. All the best Clacton, you’re going to need it.

Oswald Meusli (Sir)
Oswald Meusli (Sir)
20 days ago

Stop being nasty to Nigel. He’s doing his best, driving a far right tuppenny ha’penny Trumpist agenda, in addition admiring The Fuhrer . How far we have regressed since the once great Daily Mail headlined “Hurrah for the Blackshirts”. Now, even the Mail has turned its back on our Saviour, as he self-righteously claims it has accused him of “collaborating with the Kremlin to protect the dying Conservative Party.” The Pinko b******ds!

Last edited 20 days ago by Oswald Meusli (Sir)

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