Trump praises Brexit leader Farage as 'king of Europe'

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US President Donald Trump listens as Nigel Farage compliments him at an Arizona rally
US President Donald Trump listens as Nigel Farage compliments him at an Arizona rally

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday greeted Britain's Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage at one of his final reelection rallies, bestowing on him the title "king of Europe."

Farage was with a group of Republican politicians attending Trump's rally in Goodyear, Arizona, with only six days until the election that Democratic challenger Joe Biden is currently forecast to win.

Trump called Farage, famous for his longtime activism to get Britain out of the European Union, up on stage and called him "one of the most powerful men in Europe."

"He's a very non-controversial person, right?" Trump joked. "Very shy."

Taking the microphone, Farage responded to Trump that he was neither -- not "compared to you."

A former Eurosceptic member of the European Parliament and ex-leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Farage noted he had come to the United States four years ago "to bring the Brexit message that you can beat the establishment, and that is what Donald Trump did."

"The king of Europe we have right here," Trump said of Farage.

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