Nigel Farage: Trump better for UK than Obama

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A leading figure in Britain’s push to exit the European Union says Donald Trump would benefit his country more than President Obama.

“I think for the United Kingdom, Trump will be better for us than Barack Obama’s been, of that there’s no doubt,” Nigel Farage told CNN.

{mosads}“Donald Trump dares to talk about things that other people want to brush under the carpet,” the United Kingdom Independence Party head added.

Farage said the challenges he is tackling in Britain share little in common with the ones Trump faces in the U.S., however.

“My problem, in politics, is far greater than Donald Trump’s,” he said of the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.

“We literally have lost our sovereignty, lost our borders, lost our ability to regulate. The problem you’ve got in the U.S. is illegal immigration. Our problem is legal immigration to half a billion people.”

Farage added that he dislikes how beholden Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is to the political establishment.

“There’s nothing on earth that could persuade me to ever vote for Hillary Clinton. I mean, she represents the political elite. It’s almost as if she feels she has sort of a divine right to have that job.”

Britain last week voted to leave the EU.

Farage last Friday said Obama accidentally helped bring about the Brexit by warning Britons of the potential consequences of voting to leave.

“A lot of people in Britain said, ‘How dare the American president come here and tell us what to do?’ ” he said on Sirius XM’s “Breitbart News Daily.”

“It backfired. We got an Obama-Brexit bounce, because people do not want foreign leaders telling them how to think and vote.”

Obama warned Britain against leaving the EU during a visit in April, saying it could hurt potential trade deals with the U.S.

“The U.K. is going to be in the back of the queue,” he said about future trade deal with the United States.


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