Oh what fun! Our Nigel, the EU-Slayer, is flying to the USA to help out Donald Trump.
Send for Nigel! Trump flies in Farage to help sharpen up his debating skills for his next clash with Hillary Clinton
And here’s US left wing TalkingPointsMemo blog’s Josh Marshal, taking it all very, very seriously:
Because of bonds of culture, language and governmental systems it’s been standard for decades for British Tories and American Republicans to collaborate informally on political campaigns, just as Labour and Democrats have done the same. So it’s not terribly surprising that racist, nationalist ‘Brexit’ leader Nigel Farage is working with American racist, nationalist leader Donald Trump, even going to so far as to appear with him at a campaign event in Mississippi in August. But after Trump’s Monday debate face-plant, Farage is making an emergency visit to the US to prep Trump for the next debate on October 9th.
The logic of Farage’s visit is that he is considered a skilled debater in addition to being someone who frequently makes Trump-like racist comments. Farage is also reportedly close to the UK wing of Breitbart News.
Two days after Trump’s defeat on Monday, Farage told Fox’s Neil Cavuto that Trump hadn’t actually done that badly and previewed the tips he’d give Trump on being called a racist.
Well, I don’t think that Nigel Farage is either a racist or a nationalist. In my understanding, a nationalist is someone who thinks that their own nation is better than other nations, and I don’t think Nigel Farage thinks any such thing about Britain. That sort of nationalism was common a century ago, but is actually very uncommon now. I think that he is instead a British patriot who loves his country and wants it to be a self-governing country once again, with the British people making their own laws for themselves. And I’ve never heard a single racist word out of him, ever.
The same goes for Trump. “Making America Great Again” doesn’t mean that Trump has deep contempt for other countries or peoples. It simply means that he wants to do in America what Nigel Farage wants to do in Britain, just with the word “British” replaced by the word “American” – UKIP’s new leader has recently even said she wants to “Make Britain Great Again”. Donald Trump is an American patriot who wants to make his country great again. And he’s no more racist than Nigel Farage.
I don’t know what the fuss is about. Donald Trump has been being called a racist, sexist, fascist, homophobic, Islamophobic “deplorable” for the entire past 18 months since he began his run for President. It’s been non-stop. It never lets up. But anyone on the political right always gets tarred with this brush. It’s a routine smear that gets wheeled out for anyone on the political right. It’s a kind of baptism. And Donald Trump has been shrugging it off for the past 18 months. He should just carry on shrugging it off.
Nor (like Nigel) do I think Trump did particularly badly in the debate. I scored it as a Hillary win simply because she showed up and remained standing. In the next two debates, she’s now going to be expected to show up and remain standing – so just showing up isn’t going to be enough to win it for her next time.
I’m not at all sure that the debates really matter that much anyway. Donald Trump has been out in public for 18 months, and there can hardly be a single American who doesn’t know who is and what he stands for. Same with Hillary, who is been in the political limelight for 30 years. Neither of them need further introduction.
On Rush Limbaugh last week a caller said that he didn’t believe that 20% of Americans still remained undecided. 5% was more like it, he thought. 1% seems nearer the mark to me.
And this particular US presidential election is offering US voters as stark a choice as the EU referendum in the UK earlier this year: Do you want to run your own country, or don’t you? And if you don’t, then which unaccountable, unelected, globalist, UN organisation do you want to cede your national sovereignty to?
In the UK, the people chose to run their own country. And I suspect that if the same referendum had taken place in France or Germany or any other European country, the peoples of those countries would also have voted to run their own countries, and make their own laws, and have their own currencies. And the same is true in the USA as well. There is, as Shakespeare wrote, “a tide in the affairs of men”, and today that tide is running strongly towards national self-determination, everywhere in the world. The globalist NWO stealth project is under threat from the peoples of the world, if not yet their spineless governments.
The Clinton camp can see the writing on the wall, and Hillary is now calling for voter suppression.
“Because remember, friends don’t let friends vote for Trump.”
How desperate can you get? What does she want people to do: hide the car keys?
My only question, when Nigel Farage arrives in Donald Trump’s spacious campaign offices on the 5th floor of the Trump Tower in NYC is this: Will the teetotal Donald Trump make Nigel Farage walk all the way down to the ground floor and out onto the street to smoke a cigarette – or will he simply produce a large spacious ashtray and slide it across the large spacious desk to him, and add, “I’ve also got a few bottles of Newcastle Brown for you in the icebox”?