Nigel Farage: Donald Trump is the candidate for change
Aug 25 2016
It is believed to be the first time that a British politician has addressed a Republican presidential election rally, certainly in modern times.
Mr Trump, who is trailing his rival Hillary Clinton in the opinion polls, backed the UK's exit from the EU.
Farage is not expected to officially endorse Trump, and it's not clear whether the two will appear together on stage in Jackson, but Farage will draw parallels to his successful effort to bring about "Brexit" with the populist surge Trump is leading in the U.S.
For Donald Trump, the British Brexit vote is a harbinger of a political revolution that will soon crash on to American shores.
"They shook the world when they did so and that's what's gonna happen in November when Donald Trump is elected president", he said. "This will not be the last".
Mr Trump came out as a strong supporter of the Leave campaign.
Trump has been hoping to capitalize on those same feelings to get him into the White House.
Farage told local MS radio on Wednesday that, "I read the press and I see all these things about Trump supporters, they're old, they're uneducated, they're backward...and I just think the parallels [with the U.K.'s Brexit vote] are so unbelievably strong". "She represents what has happened to politicians elsewhere in the West". "We were wasting our time". With our well-aimed stone, like David, we hit that big Goliath and we knocked him over.
Farage's future is unclear.
He compared the federal government in Washington DC to the European Commission, saying many people felt it had become "its own country", and claimed the Democrat nominee epitomised the status quo.
"I can't possibly tell you how you should vote in this election", Farage declared, "but.but", he added, teasing the crowd.
Mr Trump's support base is built on angry, working class people who have become disillusioned with with an arrogant political elite - the same demographic which turned out in large numbers to vote for Brexit. The morning following the vote, Trump flew to Scotland to oversee the reopening of one of his golf courses and said it was a "great thing" that voters had "taken back their country".
Mr Farage condemned President Barack Obama's decision to intervene in the European Union referendum and urge Britons to vote Remain.