Nigel Farage fawning over Donald Trump is a cautionary tale about toxic stan culture going way too far
British politician Nigel Farage introduced US president Donald Trump at an Arizona campaign rally Wednesday afternoon (28 October) and every one of our sensory organs fails when we watch it.
Speaking at one of Trump’s final reelection rallies, Brexit’s loudest voice quickly showed himself to be Trump’s loudest fan.
He showered the Republican leader with praise as “the most resilient and brave person” for withstanding the “barrage” of events during this four-year term.
“Four years of the Russian hoax, four years of the false impeachment, most human beings under that barrage would have given up,” he said.
Nigel Farage showers Donald Trump with praise at a surprise campaign rally.
The hard-line, high-decibel anti-immigration lawmaker said during the stump speech at Phoenix Goodyear Airport that in voting for Trump at the 2020 elections, they were also voting for “decency and plain speaking”.
Donald Trump is the single most resilient and bravest person I've ever met.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) October 29, 2020
Of course. Who could forget such “decent, plain-speaking” classics such as: Saying the coronavirus death toll would be “very low” if you don’t count those who died in “blue states”, “laziness is a trait in Blacks” and “grab them by the p***y”.
Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, dubbed Trump as the “only” leader in the “free world” to fight for “patriotism”, which apparently means dividing your country and downplaying a deadly virus.
He added that Trump is warring with so-called “globalism” – a far-right conspiracy theory often buoyed by Trump that, among other things, states the so-called establishment rigs life against the American people.
Indeed, Trump often positions himself as the enemy of the media, banks and government.
You know, ignoring that he is literally the president of the United States, head of the government and a billionaire. Yup. Definitely not part of the establishment.
When Trump was called up on stage, he described Farage as “one of the most powerful men in Europe” and as the “king of Europe.
“He’s a very non-controversial person, right?” Trump joked. “Very shy.”
Farage jibed back that he’s none of those things “compared to you”. Hilarious!
‘America, please don’t think this is the UK endorsing Donald Trump.’
Twitter, of course, wasn’t that big of a fan of Farage’s barnstorming endorsement of Trump.
On both sides of the pond, users belittled Farage and Trump for “brown-nosing” one another.
Nigel Farage endorses #Trump as 'leader of the free world' while Trump calls him 'the most powerful man in Europe'.
Same bullshit different century https://t.co/A0fy0thV3V
— Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (@SholaMos1) October 29, 2020
How low on support must he be to invite Nigel Farage on stage. This is like Morrissey during his racist years being supported by the surviving members of a shit Kajagoogoo cover band. https://t.co/jkVEBdmmYQ
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 29, 2020
“I was on the fence about trump but Nigel Farage’s endorsement carries a lot of weight with me.” — Not One Fucking Person
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 29, 2020
*reaches for the sick bucket* https://t.co/AJblLP8vvi
— Phil Dore (@PhilJDore) October 29, 2020
America, please don’t think this is the United Kingdom endorsing Donald Trump. It isn’t. The whole world hates him. And Nigel Farage. The end. #BidenHarris2020
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) October 29, 2020
So Donald Trump's trotted out both Katie Hopkins and Nigel Farage at his rallies to show how internationally loved and respected he is. Who's he going to bring on next? Tommy Robinson? Sad and desperate people in support of a sad and desperate man.
— Otto English (@Otto_English) October 29, 2020