President Trump’s speech Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, had at least one fan: Nigel Farage.
The controversial leader of the U.K. Independence Party pushed heavily for the “Brexit” vote in 2016, spurring Britain’s pending withdrawal from the European Union. He tweeted his approval of Trump’s appearance — as well as a not-so-subtle criticism of British Prime Minister Theresa May, who opposed the Brexit movement — shortly after Trump wrapped up his speech.
Trump superb at Davos. If only we had a leader that could inspire confidence.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 26, 2018
During the 2016 election, Farage was effusive in his praise of Trump and even spoke at one of his campaign rallies. Shortly after his election, Trump suggested Farage become the U.K.’s ambassador to the United States, though the idea never came to fruition.