Since I announced that I was going to stand aside as Ukip leader in the wake of the successful Brexit campaign, I’ve had more time to do other things.
This included a trip to Cleveland for the Republican Convention and the adoption of Donald J. Trump as their Presidential candidate.
I was astonished that everybody I met wanted to talk about Brexit – not just the delegates to the convention but ordinary people, including a group of US Navy veterans who told me we should have done it years ago.
There was a chance meeting, in a bar of course, with the delegation from Mississippi.
hey were wildly enthusiastic Brexiteers and told me that their State Governor Phil Bryant was delighted with the result and would love me to visit.
So in what I thought would be the quiet days of August, I was happy to accept their invitation.
The plan was simple: I would speak at a dinner hosted by the Governor to speak about the Brexit campaign and to draw parallels with voters in America, who are looking for many of the same things.
It was not until I arrived and was having dinner at the magnificent Governor’s Mansion in Jackson that I was told that on the following evening there would be a rally at which up to 15,000 people would come to hear Trump.
I did not endorse Trump, because I had condemned President Obama for telling us what to do in our referendum.
But I did say that if I was a US citizen I would not vote for Hillary Clinton even if she paid me.
A very rattled, anxious-looking Hillary Clinton responded in a press conference and attacked my presence on the stage with Trump. She trotted out a series of wilful misinterpretations of things that I had said.
It was a similar kind of demonisation used by George Osborne and many of the Remain camp on me during the referendum campaign.
Along with Bob Geldof, Hillary simply cannot accept Brexit and still thinks it’s wrong to even talk about immigration.
She represents the failed past and would do better going out meeting American voters rather than attacking me.
Perhaps if I donate to the Clinton Foundation her views on me might soften.