Former UK Independence Party (UkIP) leader Nigel Farage and US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have joined on stage at a rally to condemn Hillary Clinton, who is the Democratic Party’s ticket in the race for the White House.
Appearing next to Trump during a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, on Wednesday, Farage refused to endorse the New York businessman but said he wouldn’t vote for Clinton even if he was “paid.”
“I will say this: If I was an American citizen, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me. I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me,” the British politician told a roaring crowd of at least 15,000 Trump supporters.
Farage stepped down from UkIP’s leadership in late June, days after some 52 percent of Britons decided to end the UK’s membership in the European Union (EU) during a referendum.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (AFP photo)
As one of the so-called Leave campaign’s major leaders, Farage also took a jab at US President Barack Obama
for his opposition to Brexit.
“He talked down to us. He treated us as if we were nothing,” Farage said.
Obama had warned Britons that in case of a Brexit, their country would suffer economic problems as the decision would put it at the “end of the queue” of trading with the US.
The British conservative also tried to cheer up the real estate mogul’s campaign amid his big drop in polls, saying that the anti-EU campaigners in the UK won the vote despite a poor polling performance.
“And actually they were all wrong,” Farage said. “Remember, anything is possible if enough decent people are prepared to stand up against the establishment.”
The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, released on Tuesday, showed that Clinton had taken a 12-point edge over Trump, leading him 45 percent to 33 percent.
Clinton has led Trump throughout most of the 2016 presidential campaign. However, the latest survey represented a sharp increase in level of support compared to its previous editions.
Trump took the stage after Farage and endorsed Brexit. He also hailed the former UkIP leader’s role in the historic vote.
“Thank you Nigel, what a job. What a job he did. What a job he did. Against all odds. That was some job that he did, against all odds.”