Nigel Farage does an amazing impression of Donald Trump

Written by David Singleton on 25 August 2016 in Diary
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Watch: The Ukip leader gave a speech that was straight out of the Trump playbook.

Nigel Farage sounded more like Donald Trump than ever as he shared a stage with the controversial presidential hopeful.

The outgoing Ukip leader appeared before 15,000 activists in Mississippi, having been introduced by Trump as “the man behind Brexit”.

Farage was keen to draw parallels between the campaign to leave the EU and Trump’s bid for the White House.

So he began his speech by with a few classic lines from the Trump playbook about taking on elites and smashing the establishment.

"It's a message that says: if the little people, if the real people, if the ordinary decent people are prepared to stand up and fight for what they believe in, we can overcome the big banks, we can overcome the multinationals.

"We made June 23rd our independence day when we smashed the establishment."

He then moved on to another Trump speciality - attacking journalists and pollsters.

"We saw the commentariat and the polling industry doing everything they could do demoralise our campaign..."

And he stood up for ordinary Americans while criticising politicians and their pals in the media.

"There are millions of ordinary Americans who have been let down, who have had a bad time, who feel that the political class in Washington are detached from them, who feel so many of their representatives are politically correct parts of that liberal media elite."

Finally, he wrapped all of his Top Trumps together in a neat package.

"You have a fantastic opportunity here with this campaign: you can beat the pollsters, you can beat the commentators, you can beat Washington… Anything is possible if enough decent people want to fight the establishment."

 

 

 

 

Picture by: Gerald Herbert/AP/Press Association Images

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