Brexit leader Farage to attend Trump inauguration

Brexit leader Farage to attend Trump inauguration
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British politician Nigel Farage, who campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, will attend President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE's inauguration this month, Reuters reported Thursday.

Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independent Party and a vocal Trump backer, will be a guest of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R).

"The governor of Mississippi has invited me and I'm there for a few days and it's going to be a great, historic event," Farage told Sky News.

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"In America they've had a political revolution and it's complete; the problem in Britain is our revolution is not complete because the same people are still in charge."

After Trump's victory, Farage, who helped lead the "Brexit" movement, said he would help the president-elect form a closer relationship between the U.S. and Britain.

"I would like, formally or informally, to do whatever I can to bring our great nations a bit closer together," he said in an interview on CNN.

"And I just happen to know a few people in his administration. I've clearly got Trump's confidence."

Farage was a passionate supporter of Trump on the campaign trail, stumping for Trump and criticizing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE. Both Farage and Trump frequently compared the U.S. election to the U.K.'s vote in June to leave the EU.