Nigel Farage to rally with Donald Trump tonight
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is set to rally with Presidential candidate Donald Trump tonight.
Mr Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, confirmed his plans to step down after securing a Brexit vote in June’s referendum.
But in a surprise move today, Farage announced he will rally alongside Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
The UKIP leader is expected to join Mr Trump tonight at a campaign event in Jackson, Mississippi.
Mr Farage is not expected to endorse Mr Trump at the event, but will tell the “story” of Brexit and presumably draw comparisons.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Mr Farage said of the event: “Brexit is just massive over here.
“The Republican activists and managers here are keen to hear the Brexit story, hear how we managed to get 2.5million people who don’t normally vote at all to go down to the polling station.
“It was a victory for the little people – and if the Trump camp reaches out to those same people who have been disadvantaged by corporatism, under-cutting wages, a lot of strong similarities to the United Kingdom then it does not matter what the polls say, what the liberal media say – in the end elections are won by numbers.”
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He previously hinted at his preference for Mr Trump, saying: “Let’s put it like this, I couldn’t vote for Hillary even if you paid me.
“If you put me up against a wall, it’s got to be him [Trump], not Hillary, but I have reservations.”
Both leaders have faced criticism on LGBT rights.
Mr Trump was previously a lukewarm supporter of LGBT rights, but has changed his stance repeatedly during the campaign in a bid to appeal to the broad Republican base.
In recent months the Republican Presidential nominee has pledged to appoint justices to repeal equal marriage, come out in favour of North Carolina’s anti-trans bathroom law, and hinted at ‘religious freedom’ laws to permit anti-LGBT discrimination.