Basking in the June “Brexit” vote that polls consistently showed a ‘Remain’ victory, former United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage joined Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Jackson, Miss., rally on Wednesday.
Like Mr. Farage, Trump supported the British populist campaign to leave the European Union.
Farage, who joined Republicans at the July convention in Cleveland, announced his message of “hope and optimism” and told the audience Trump “could beat the pollsters.”
“If you want change in this country, you better get your walking boots on, you better get out there campaigning. And remember, anything is possible if enough decent people are prepared to stand up against the establishment,” Farage announced to Trump supporters.
Referring to a “people’s army of ordinary citizens,” which formed the hub of support for the Brexit victory in the United Kingdom, Farage implored the audience to set aside misleading campaign polls and the words of both media news presenters and Washington insiders and labor for a Trump victory.
Previously stating he would not personally endorse Mr. Trump, Farage did tell Trump supporters he would not cast a vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton “even if you paid me.”
Clinton leads Trump in the latest national polls by an average of five points, 47 to 42 percent.
Watch Farage’s comments from Wednesday evening below:
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