Nigel Farage at CPAC: ‘World Would Be a Better, Safer Place’ with Trump as President

Nigel Farage, former leader of the Brexit Party, arrives for the launch of Popular Conserv
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NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND – Brexit Leader Nigel Farage told reporters on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that  “the world would be a better, safer place with” former President Donald Trump as America’s commander-in-chief.

When asked by Breitbart News what Trump, who is barreling toward the Republican nomination, needs to do to win the presidency in November, Farage quipped, “Get more votes than the others,” before observing that Trump’s 2024 campaign is even “more professional than” his previous campaigns.

“I think that the way his campaign is being run is far more professional than it was in ’16 or it was in ’20. I think the messaging is very clear, and I think there is an appetite,” Farage detailed in the press gaggle on radio row.

The Brexit boss, who made populism posh again in Britain, suggested the “state of American cities,” the border crisis, and President Joe Biden’s weakness on the world stage are problems for Democrats. He noted the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan in the Summer of 2021 – where 13 U.S. servicemembers were killed in an attack in Kabul – was a precursor to other horrible happenings on the global stage.

In this Aug. 19, 2021, file photo, Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the U.S. departure from Afghanistan, China has seen the realization of long-held hopes for a reduction of the influence of a geopolitical rival in what it considers its backyard. (Rahmat Gul, File/AP)

“I mean, just look at the state of American cities; look at what’s happening on the border; look at the global situation, where the weakness of Biden, particularly over Kabul in Afghanistan, has led to such bad things,” Farage said. “I am an open supporter of his [Trump]. I have been from the very beginning, but I genuinely think that the world would be a better, safer place with him as president.”

JACKSON, MS - AUGUST 24: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, right, greets United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage during a campaign rally at the Mississippi Coliseum on August 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi. Thousands attended to listen to Trump's address in the traditionally conservative state of Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, right, greets United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage during a campaign rally on August 24, 2016, in Jackson, Mississippi. (Jonathan Bachman/Getty)

His comments echo a sentiment he shared in January when he told Sky News he did not think Russia would have invaded Ukraine had Trump been president.

Trump has long held a foreign policy worldview of “peace through strength” and has vowed to negotiate an end to the war between Ukraine and Russia quickly if elected.

During a CNN town hall event in May, Trump told moderator Kaitlan Collins he would meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin and “have that war settled in one day — 24 hours.”

“I want everyone to stop dying. They’re dying, Russians and Ukrainians. I want them to stop dying,” he added. “And I’ll have that done … in 24 hours, I’ll have it done. You need the power of the presidency to do it.”

Farage also spoke with GB News at CPAC on Wednesday and contended that “even [Trump’s] fiercest critic would admit that in terms of foreign policy, he was a peacemaker,” as Breitbart News’s Kurt Zindulka noted.


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