Courthouse News reports:
In a tag-team effort, President Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, a nationalist British politician supported by the far right, joined forces to push Prime Minister Boris Johnson into breaking off ties with the European Union and backing an even more hardcore Brexit strategy before the December elections.
Ignoring the diplomatic protocol of not meddling in elections in foreign countries, Trump spent 28 minutes Thursday evening talking with Farage on his LBC radio show in London about what he’d like to happen in the United Kingdom.
Trump’s remarkable call into Farage’s radio show teed up what came next on Friday. At a news conference to launch the Brexit Party’s election campaign, Farage challenged Johnson to drop his EU deal or face his Brexit Party fielding candidates throughout Great Britain in the election.
Trump attacks Corbyn on Nigel Farage’s propaganda slot?
Short of an endorsement from Beyoncé herself, Labour really couldn’t have hoped for better. pic.twitter.com/hEYnB401xN
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) October 31, 2019
This is what we are up against. Trump, Farage and Johnson in a hard-right alliance. We must do all we can to offer a positive vision that beats these thugs in suits at the ballot box. https://t.co/INghIHP57y
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) October 31, 2019
Let me get this straight. We’re supposed to pay attention to Donald Trump (an exploitative billionaire) talking to Nigel Farage (rich city boy) telling us to vote for Boris Johnson (another rich toff) whilst he slags off Jeremy Corbyn? Something tells me the rich are worried.
— Liam Young (@liamyoung) October 31, 2019
This is now a fight for the future of our NHS. It has never been in more danger.
It’s clear Trump is cozying up to Johnson and Farage to get his hands on our NHS and force us to pay millions for their drugs. We must stop them. #SaveOurNHS
— Jo Platt MP (@JoPlattMP) November 1, 2019