Gohmert invites “Mr. Brexit” Nigel Farage to State of the Union
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Nigel Farage met at a breakfast event in Washington several years ago.
“He’s an independent thinker…People like Louie, they make their own minds up,” Farage says about the 1st District Texas congressman.
The two politicians became friends over the years, and Gohmert invited Farage to sit with him inside the House chamber during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
“Now, what you saw tonight in that chamber, is a Republican Party united behind this leader…United parties tend to win elections,” said Farage.
Farage knows a thing or two about winning. As the leader of the Brexit Party, he campaigned for the United Kingdom's successful exit from the European Union.
“Thank goodness. Three-and-a-half years of agony – rather like in this country. There is a group of people who never accepted the legitimacy of Donald Trump. The same went for Brexit on the other side,” he said.
Farage told us the president calls him “Mr. Brexit.”
“I get along very well with him. He saw Brexit as perhaps the moment when he might win the presidency. Because Brexit was this anti-establishment wave – he did ride that wave,” he said.
It’s a wave that Farage doesn’t think will crash anytime soon.
As for the speech itself, he says he thought Trump was comfortable in his role.
“He could have really kicked the Dems after they messed up in Iowa, and the impeachment thing running out, and he chose not to. He challenged them to support him on policies that he thought were good for the country,” said Farage.
And those policies are things that his friend, Gohmert, says he’s on board with.
“Wages are up, jobs are up, unemployment is down…This is exciting stuff for America,” said Gohmert.