Nigel Farage, the former UK Independence party leader and orchestrator of the Brexit on Thursday, appeared in a Donald Trump rally in Jackson, Mississippi. Though he did not endorse Trump directly, went ahead and cited the Brexit as an example for defeating the establishment. He said that he could not tell the voters how to vote. But if they wanted to make a difference, they can come together and beat the odds, the big banks and the multinationals, he added. Farage was warmly received by Trump, who had called himself MR. Brexit a few days ago.
Here are 10 ways Nigel Farage and Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Democrats at a rally in Jackson Mississippi:
- “I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me. I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me”, Nigel Farage said.
- He went anti-establishment with “You can beat the pollsters, you can beat the commentators, you can beat Washington.”
- Trump seems to adorned the role of an underdog in the US elections, leaning on Farage’s success in the shocking Brexit victory.
- A lot of parallels were drawn between Brexit and US “little people let down by global corporations”. Farage called June 23 as the Independence day for Britain to a crowd that held placards reading, “Make America great again”.
- Farage talked about the US President Barack Obama’s visit to the US urging them to stay in the Europian Union. He claimed that Obama talked down to them and treated them as ‘nothing’.
- He talked about the uncanny similarities between the Brexit and the US elections. He said that Brexit was a political revolution and he senses the same in the United States of America.
- He compared the Federal Government in Washington DC to the European Commission claiming them to think of themselves as the centre piece of the whole country. Hillary Clinton epitomised the status quo, he added.
- He said that he believed the circumstances and similarities and the parallels between the voters for Brexit and voters against Hillary are uncanny. He believes that the people could beat Hillary in weeks.
- Trump joined the bandwagon before a crowd of almost all white people, calling Hillary Clinton a bigot who sees coloured people only as votes, not human beings.
- Trump took a jab at Hillary by saying that it was difficult to tell the difference between operations of the Clinton Foundation and the state department.
As reported by The Guardian, a quick random survey of the crowd showed that 8/10 people had never heard of Farge or the Brexit. One of them even went on to say that his knowledge of Farage was limited to the fact that he was British.