Farage Makes Emergency Visit to US for Trump Debate Prep

Because of bonds of culture, language and governmental systems it’s been standard for decades for British Tories and American Republicans to collaborate informally on political campaigns, just as Labour and Democrats have done the same. So it’s not terribly surprising that racist, nationalist ‘Brexit’ leader Nigel Farage is working with American racist, nationalist leader Donald Trump, even going to so far as to appear with him at a campaign event in Mississippi in August. But after Trump’s Monday debate face-plant, Farage is making an emergency visit to the US to prep Trump for the next debate on October 9th.

The logic of Farage’s visit is that he is considered a skilled debater in addition to being someone who frequently makes Trump-like racist comments. Farage is also reportedly close to the UK wing of Breitbart News.

Two days after Trump’s defeat on Monday, Farage told Fox’s Neil Cavuto that Trump hadn’t actually done that badly and previewed the tips he’d give Trump on being called a racist.

“On tax, where she did I think surprise him a little bit, [he should] point out ‘look, I’m 70-years-old. I’ve paid a lot of tax over the last 50 years.’ Deal with it, brush it off, spend five seconds on it. And on the racism point, and there’s no doubt she will come back to this again and again and again… I think the way you deal with being called racist when you’re not is just to say ‘look, you know, the only people that say I’m racist are those who aren’t prepared to confront the immigration issue’ and then move on to your territory… Don’t let her [Clinton] dictate the agenda. Frankly, ignore her criticisms and speak to a bigger audience.”

According to The Sun, Farage will advise Trump in the lead up to the ‘townhall’ debate on October 9th and remain in the US to advise Trump until the final debate on October 19th.

Farage apparently arrived in the US last night.

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