First it was the United Kingdom. Now it’s the United States. Two of the world’s most powerful democracies have now voted and big changes are coming.
Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, said that 2016 is “the year of two great political revolutions.” Farage, comparing the U.S. presidential election to the historic Brexit vote, asserted that the election of Donald Trump may have an even bigger impact on the world.
President-elect Trump garnered large support from middle class, working Americans who are fed up with the Washington establishment and elite power brokers. Farage claimed that Trump’s victory represents a “rising up against the establishment that has done them down very badly over the course of the last couple of decades.”
Farage told The Telegraph that Trump’s victory is good news for the UK and that he believes Trump will be a strong ally.
“This is a massive result as far as Britain is concerned with having a friend in the White House, [who] admires our culture, feels his mother’s Scottish roots very deeply and wants to put us at the front of the queue for trade deals.”
Farage was questioned specifically about Trump’s foreign policy. He asserted that Trump has raised needed questions about NATO and that his willingness to talk with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may be just what is needed to avert future conflicts.
While Farage was praising Trump’s victory on Tuesday, other British leaders did not share his views. Farage dismissed these detractors noting that “the political establishment in Britain made a ‘huge mistake’ by failing to take Trump seriously.”
UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s office issued a statement on Wednesday congratulating Trump on his victory. She emphasized that “we are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defense.”
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h/t: Breitbart News