Mr. Brexit himself, Nigel Farage, met with Donald Trump on Saturday to talk where he goes next after his historic win on Tuesday, and to enjoy a bit of a celebration at Trump Tower.
Farage led the campaign to leave the EU in Britain and Trump’s movement was seen as almost an American version of the Brexit vote. When the Brexit vote passed, much to the shock of the UK establishment, it was viewed as a victory for Trump’s campaign as well, since his supporters also saw their movement as rebellion against globalism and the status quo.
Nigel Farage has been a Trump supporter for some time, as he appeared at one of his rallies in Mississippi back in August and spoke out in favor of the American movement.
Trump’s victory is a win for everything Farage has fought for in his own country, and that’s why their post-election celebration is well earned.
In the lobby of Trump Tower, Farage was spotted smiling as he yelled to reporters, “We’re just tourists!”
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said, “I think they enjoy each other’s company, and they actually had a chance to talk about freedom and winning and what this all means for the world.”
It certainly looks like they’re having a blast, as Farage stated on his Facebook that, “It was a great honor to spend time with Donald Trump today. He was relaxed, and full of good ideas. I’m confident he will be a good President. His support for the US-UK relationship is very strong. This is a man with whom we can do business.”
Also of note, Farage mentioned that he was “especially pleased” at Trump’s positive reaction to returning the bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which Obama shipped back to the UK at the start of his first term.
Seeing Trump and Farage get a long so well is a good sign for things to come, as their political beliefs largely align with Trump’s supporters.
It’s also great to see the smiles on their faces after both men dared to challenge the establishment, took everything that was thrown at them and managed to succeed against all odds.
Enjoy your celebration guys, you earned it!