UK Brexit leader Nigel Farage said on CNN that he couldn’t be persuaded by anything on Earth to support Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and added that she was a tool of the elites.
Farage said the UK wanted to be an “independent, self-governing, normal nation.”
CNN reporter Richard Quest told Farage that he sounded like presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, whose call for strong borders and a shutdown of illegal immigration helped propel him to the party’s nomination.
Farage said Trump has spoken on subjects others wanted to brush under the carpet, but he added there were differences between the two of them.
“My problem in politics is far greater than Donald Trump’s,” he said. “We literally have lost our sovereignty, lost our borders, lost our ability to regulate.”
Farage noted how the problem in the United States was illegal immigration while the problem in Britain was legal immigration.
“In many ways, you must hope he becomes president,” Quest said.
“Well, I think for the United Kingdom, I think Trump will be better for us than Barack Obama’s been,” Farage said. “Of that, there’s no doubt.”
“And against Hillary Clinton? Or are you not going to take sides at this early stage?” Quest asked.
“There’s nothing on Earth that could persuade me ever to vote for Hillary Clinton,” Farage said.
“You sure you don’t want to think about that for a second?” Quest asked him after a pause.
“No, no, absolutely not,” he said, laughing. “She represents the political elites. It’s almost as if she feels she has a sort-of divine right to have that job.”