Nigel Farage, who led the successful campaign to take Britain out of the European Union, expressed his elation with the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.
Farage said he “couldn’t be happier” with the result of Tuesday’s vote.
“The revolution of 2016 just keeps on rolling!” he announced with glee.
He made the remarks on Thursday, while speaking to British radio station talkRADIO. Farage’s Twitter account has also been full of praise for President-elect Trump.
We now have a US President who likes our country and understands our post-Brexit values.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) November 9, 2016
The British politician campaigned for the president-elect, joining Trump on stage at a rally in Jackson, Miss., in August. Both Trump and Farage’s movements share the themes of resistance to mass immigration, anti-establishment fervor and an ability to defy the polls to produce results that defy all predictions. British citizens have long prided themselves over the so-called “special relationship” between the nations of Britain and The United States.
Farage also criticized the current president in the harshest terms: “That Obama creature, loathsome individual,” he said.
Obama offended Farage when the campaign over the British EU referendum was underway. The president stated that if Britain leaved the European Union, it would be “at the back of the queue” for trade talks with The U.S. The overwhelming majority of the international political establishment urged British voters to remain in the European Union.
Trump, it seems, has put Great Britain back to the front of the “queue,” or waitlist. He reportedly assured Prime Minister Theresa May over the phone that he “wants to sign a free trade deal” with the island nation. Farage is certain that the election of Trump will be a big opportunity for American and British business to work together.