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28 August 2016, 10:03
Farage On How He Got Donald Trump As A Warm-Up Man
Nigel Farage tells the remarkable story of how he ended up on stage with Donald Trump this week.
Nigel Farage has told LBC the amazing story of how he ended up on stage with Donald Trump this week.
The Ukip leader spoke at a Republican rally in Mississippi with Mr Trump as he explained how he achieved the Brexit vote.
Speaking to Andrew Castle on LBC, he said he didn't know it was going to happen until the last minute.
He said: "Ten minutes before the event began, one of Trump's aides said 'Donald's going to introduce you. He's going to be your warm-up guy' and I said 'What?'.
"I could scarcely believe it. It was a fun thing to do.
"The debate in America in many ways mirrors the debate that we have in the Brexit referendum in this country.
"You've got Hillary who supports continuity, who supports the status quo, who thinks Brexit is truly dreadful and that it's really quite impolite to talk about immigration or terrorism.
"And Trump - well, he's said some things over the last month that make all of us blanch a little bit - but he's saying things have got to change and a nation-state democracy really matters."