Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), will campaign in Alabama for former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, according to The Guardian.
Farage will campaign at a rally in Fairhope, Ala., on Monday, along with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” will also campaign for Moore at the rally.
Farage’s appearance at the upcoming rally puts him on opposite sides of President Trump, who made an appearance in Alabama on Friday night in support of Moore's rival, Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangePress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Pandemic proves importance of pharmaceutical innovation The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE (R-Ala.).
Farage appeared with Trump on the 2016 campaign trail and has since spoken fondly of Trump’s victory in the 2016 election.
Trump endorsed Strange before the initial primary, a move that allied him with Republican Senate leadership but has placed him at odds with his base. Bannon, one of his former top advisors, has backed Moore. Supporters of the former Alabama judge have sought to portray Strange as an establishment candidate who needs to be ousted.
A Fox10 News/Strategy Research poll released last week had Moore leading Strange by eight points.