Campaign Denies UK’s Nigel Farage Coaching Trump for Next Debate
It appears that UK politician Nigel Farage will not be coaching Donald Trump for the next Presidential debate, in contrast to the many online news reports that he will be.
The Hill reports:
Donald Trump’s campaign is denying a report that the British politician who spearheaded the campaign for the U.K. to leave the European Union will be coaching Trump for his next debate against Hillary Clinton.
The Guardian reported Saturday that Nigel Farage, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), has already flown to the U.S. to help Trump.
But Trump’s campaign said Farage is not involved in debate prep, according to ABC News.
Despite others reporting, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign says Nigel Farage is not involved in the Republican nominee’s debate prep
— John Santucci (@JTSantucci) October 1, 2016
Farage spoke at a Trump campaign event in August, saying he would never vote for Clinton if he were an eligible U.S. voter.
“I will say this: if I was an American citizen, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me.”
Farage noted during his UKIP farewell address last month that he may return to the U.S. at some point.
He was one of the key figures in the so-called Brexit, where British voters elected in June to leave the European Union. The Brexit movement is often compared to Trump’s rise in the U.S.
Farage has spoken out against the influence of immigrants in the U.K. and criticized the feminism movement.
Trump faced off with Clinton in the first presidential debate on Monday. The second debate is Oct. 9.
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