Donald Trump invites Nigel Farage on stage to urge supporters to ‘vote for decency’ in US election

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
·2 min read
GOODYEAR, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 28: British politician Nigel Farage (R) praises U.S. President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport October 28, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona. With less than a week until Election Day, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, are campaigning across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Nigel Farage praises Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Arizona. (Getty)

With just days until the US decides its next president, Donald Trump once again invited Nigel Farage on stage to rally his supporters.

Farage, who was brought on stage in 2016 by Trump following the Brexit vote, made a surprise appearance at the Make America Great Again at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Arizona on Wednesday.

Telling supporters that Farage was “one of the most powerful men in Europe”, Trump was keen to maximise turnout in Arizona, where polls show opponent Joe Biden holding a slim lead.

In a speech full of praise for the US president, Farage hit out at Trump critics and “the establishment”.

US President Donald Trump listens as Nigel Farage (R) speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport October 28, 2020, in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Donald Trump listens as Nigel Farage speaks during the Make America Great Again rally in Goodyear, Arizona. (Getty)

He said: "Four years ago I was honoured to come to America to bring the Brexit message.

"The message that you can beat the establishment and that is what Donald Trump did.

"He beat the pollsters. He beat the media. He beat all the predictions. And here's the worst bit, they've never forgiven him for it.”

The Brexit Party leader urged voters to get behind Trump, who Farage said stood for “decency and plain speaking”.

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He added: "This is the single most resilient and brave person I have ever met in my life.

"You are voting for the only current leader in the free world who has the guts to stand up for the nation state, to fight for patriotism, to fight against globalism.”

Nigel Farage, a former member of the European Parliament representing the UK and member of the Brexit Party, speaks at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Nigel Farage heaped praise on Donald Trump during his appearance at a rally in Arizona. (AP)

Highlighting the president’s achievements, Farage said that Trump is "bringing Israel together with Arab nations in a way that nobody ever believed was possible”.

Trump thanked Farage as he left the stage, saying: "I'm glad I called him up. That's something.”

Nigel Farage, left, a former member of the European Parliament representing the UK and member of the Brexit Party, poses for a picture with a supporter of President Donald Trump prior to Trump arriving for a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Nigel Farage poses for a picture with a supporter of Donald Trump at the start of the rally. (AP)
US President Donald Trump listens as Nigel Farage (R) speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport October 28, 2020, in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Donald Trump said Nigel Farage was 'one of the most powerful men in Europe'. (Getty)

Farage later tweeted a clip of his speech, adding alongside: “Very surprised to be asked onto the stage, delighted to do so. He is on top form.”

Arizona, which Trump won narrowly in 2016, is seen as a key state in next week’s election, while polls continue to point to an overall Biden victory.

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