Did BREXIT Leader Nigel Farage Just Exit the Trump Train?

One of the narratives put out there by the Trump campaign is to ignore the polls (when he is down in them) and realize that before the historic BREXIT vote, polls showed the initiative not passing. Yet it did, and it wasn’t even that close.

Team Trump claims their “movement” will perform in much the same way as BREXIT voters and all polls will be proven wrong and after “Mr. Trump”soars to a historic victory, America will be made great again.

Well, the leader of the BREXIT movement, Nigel Farage — known as “Mr. Brexit,” who has appeared with Donald Trump at rallies and has provided positive post-debate commentary and has helped push the above narrative, is backtracking his support of the bloviating billionaire and reality TV show actor after Trump’s “ugly” remarks in which he bragged about assaulting women and being able to get away with it because of his celebrity status.

“There is no question that this recent tape, ugly as it is, has really hurt him badly, of course,” Farage said in an interview during a BBC Panorama special, as reported by The Guardian. Farage said he originally saw the tapes as “an extreme form of alpha-male boasting” that “some men do” but don’t actually perform the acts in real life.

However, since the Trump Tape, 12 women have come forward to accuse Trump of acts identical to those described in the video, including a former contestant on The Apprentice.

When pressed during the interview, Nigel Farage now says that there is much from Trump’s campaign that he could not support, but that with many Trump supporters, it doesn’t matter what he says or does.  As The Guardian reported:

“You know, there are lots of things in this campaign that I couldn’t support in any way at all and nor do I … But I spoke to people who were, Trump voters – [they were] going to vote Trump in this election, and do you know what? – they couldn’t care less. They couldn’t give a damn what Trump says, who he offends because they see him as their weapon against the establishment and they see Hillary as being the epitome of that establishment.”

For his part, Trump has strongly denied all of the allegations as “vicious lies and smears,” which is rich coming from someone who won the GOP primary over 16 other candidates largely by using vicious lies and smears.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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