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 TrumpTrump cheers on Senate GOP ahead of 'skinny' ObamaCare repeal vote Live Coverage: Senate votes down 'skinny' ObamaCare repeal Pete King defends ‘unorthodox’ Scaramucci after attacks on Priebus 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 Rodham ClintonSessions says he doesn't regret recusing himself from Russia probe Judiciary Committee Republicans want a second special counsel: report Fusion GPS: White House trying to smear us on Russia MORE. Both Farage and Trump frequently compared the U.S. election to the U.K.'s vote in June to leave the EU.