‘Trump was my warm-up’, says Nigel Farage after speech

Mr Farage spoke at a rally for Mr Trump in Mississippi. Picture: Getty

Mr Farage spoke at a rally for Mr Trump in Mississippi. Picture: Getty

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Nigel Farage has compared Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan – saying the former US president was successful despite many thinking he was unfit to hold office before his election.

The outgoing Ukip ­leader spoke at a rally for the Republican White House hopeful in Jackson, Mississippi.

He said that an aide had told him Mr Trump was his warm-up, as opposed to the other way round.

At the rally, he did not ­explicitly endorse Mr Trump but did say he would not vote for Hillary Clinton, even if he was paid.

Mr Farage said: “Virtually everyone thought Ronald ­Reagan was unfit to be the US president before he made a huge success of his two terms.”

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