Last week Donald Trump managed to leave hacks and commentariats confused when he took to Twitter to declare that he would soon be referred to as ‘MR BREXIT!’. While many interpreted this to mean that he would win an election against the odds — just as the Leave vote did in the referendum — Mr S was curious to learn that Trump is set to share a platform with the UK’s very own Mr Brexit.
Nigel Farage has told Sky News that he will be appear on stage with Donald Trump in Mississippi tonight to discuss ‘The Brexit Story’. Given that Trump has regulary praised Britain’s decision to leave the EU, no doubt Farage can offer him some campaign advice for his own presidential bid. There is one small snag, however, as Hope Hicks, Trump’s campaign spokesperson, says she doubts there will be a joint appearance as ‘they don’t know each other’.
Mr S hopes that Farage has more luck with the Republican presidential nominee than Jeremy Corbyn had with Bernie Sanders, the one-time Democrat hopeful. After the Labour leader claimed that Sanders had sent him a message of support this week, Sanders’ team publicly denied this — claiming that he is staying out of UK politics.