Hillary Clinton hits out at ‘a man named Nigel Farage’

Written by David Singleton on 26 August 2016 in Diary
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Watch: Presidential front runner reels off some of the Ukip leader’s least greatest hits.

Hillary Clinton has attacked Nigel Farage after the outgoing Ukip leader appeared on stage with Donald Trump.

Farage told a rally in Mississippi that if he was American he "wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me".

Clinton could have probably got away with ignoring the attack, given Farage’s extremely low profile in the US.  Instead she sought to turn the intervention into a positive for her own campaign.

In a speech in Nevada about the so-called ‘Alt Right’ movement, Clinton accused Farage of sexism and misogyny.

“Just yesterday, one of Britain’s most prominent right-wing leaders, a man named Nigel Farage, who stoked anti-immigrant sentiment to win the referendum to have Britain leave the European Union, campaigned with Donald Trump," she said.

“Farage has called for a bar on the children of legal immigrants from public schools and health services, has said women are – and I quote – worth less than men, and supports scrapping laws that prevent employers from discriminating based on race.

“That’s who Donald Trump wants by his side when he is addressing an audience of American voters."

She added: “Farage regularly appears on Russian propaganda programmes; now he is standing on the same stage as the Republican nominee.”

In response, Farage called the claims “completely baseless” and compared Clinton to Bob Geldof – with whom he had an altercation on the River Thames during the EU referendum campaign.

“She sounds rather like Bob Geldof and can't accept Brexit,” he said.

“Perhaps Mrs Clinton should spend more time speaking to normal, working people in her country than trying to attack me using dodgy half-quotes.”

 

 

 

 

Picture by: Carolyn Kaster/AP/Press Association Images

 

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