In Washington, D.C. on Friday at the Young America’s Foundation conference, Brexit leader Nigel Farage issued a warning about the dangers of fake conservatives. He also addressed crony capitalism and radical Islamic terrorism.
Farage’s remarks particularly target Senator John McCain and his decision to become sheepish on passing a GOP bill to repeal Obamacare:
“The one thing I’ve learned is that good conservative values have to be fought for and defended zealously at all time. We face huge enemies with the establishment and the media… and the biggest enemy of all that we face are those that are within our ranks, those that masquerade as conservatives but actually follow liberal agendas. Who are the people really trying to stop the [Trump] agenda that won the election from succeeding? It isn’t the Democrats, it isn’t CNN. It’s John McCain and people in his own party.”
Farage took the stage at the conference this year, which primarily housed students as attendants. The Brexit leader used the platform to share his experience of dealing with “a number of chinless wonders in the Conservative cabinet are doing all they can to water down Brexit.”
But Farage’s take on American politics is what truly captivated the audience, especially his rhetoric toward former President Obama and Hillary Clinton, as he accused the former of a “disgusting act” in threatening Britain with going to the “back of the queue” for a trade deal, and stated of the latter: “I think if Hillary Clinton is an enemy of mine, I’m in a pretty good place.”
Clinton indeed is a critic of Farage, and previously lambasted President Trump for associating with the British leader. In retrospect, Farage believes Clinton is weak when it comes to tackling threatening issues like radical Islamic terrorism. “CNN are still in denial,” he said, mentioning American mainstream media is also pretty weak on the subject. “Hillary Clinton couldn’t even bring herself to use the phrase Islamic terrorism during the campaign”.
“They absolutely hate me and you know what? The feeling’s mutual,” Mr. Farage said of the European Union, mainstream media and liberal leaders. “Those on the hard left of political are plain, blooming, nasty, people.”
During the Brexit campaign and for most of his political career, Farage advocated for a “points-based immigration system.” Farage praised White Houses aide Stephen Miller for his press conference appearance from earlier this week, saying that Trump’s new plan (the RAISE act) uses the phrase “merit-based immigration system” and will introduce better immigration control into the United States.
Farage also addressed the uniqueness of capitalism by defending the legacies of President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher, and warned:
“We have surrendered free market capitalism. It doesn’t exist anymore. We are now living in an age of global corporatism. The big banks, and the big businesses effectively own the political process. They wrap every single industry in the most complex set of laws that the barriers to entry for small and medium size competitors become impossible.”
Most importantly, Farage pleaded for students to remember that they needed to remain true to these values, despite the possible ostracizing from colleagues and social media associates who do not respect their conservative values.
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