Nigel Farage, the fiery advocate of the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom, tells Yahoo News he is expecting to play “quite a useful role” for the Trump administration — as a salesman for the White House agenda to British and European audiences.
Farage also elaborated on his hard-right, anti-immigrant agenda, saying that many of those seeking to enter Europe and the United States, like the immigrants to Germany allowed in by Chancellor Angela Merkel, are not legitimate refugees at all, but “young males, effectively economic migrants.”
“When ISIS says they will use the refugee crisis to flood our country with their terrorists, we ought to take that seriously,” Farage said.
Farage made those comments to Yahoo News shortly after he spoke to a wildly appreciative audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., where he celebrated last year’s passage of Brexit and Trump’s election as the twin signs of a “global political revolution.”
“We did it! 2016! We did it!” Farage shouted from the stage, to loud cheers. With a Churchillian flourish, he said that “when, in years to come, the generations that follow us … there is one year that every school child will know.” That year, he said was 2016, because of its political significance.
Later, in the interview, Farage expanded on his analysis that 2016 was a “pivot point” in Western history.