The UK Independent Party is denying reports that Nigel Farage has flown to the United States to coach GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for his next debate against Hillary Clinton, but did not deny or confirm if Farage plans a trip in the future.
It was reported that Farage had left for the United States after the first presidential debate on Monday, but a Ukip spokesman denied the reports on Saturday, according to The Guardian. Farage has already made an appearance with Trump in August, and said at that time he "may even go back to the United States of America at some point."
Farage, who announced he was leaving his post as leader of Ukip less than two weeks after he successfully campaigned for the United Kingdom to vote for the Brexit vote to separate from the European Union, declaring it was time for him to rest. He had already stepped down three times, but said this would be his final resignation.
When Farage appeared with Trump at the rally in Mississippi, he did not say outright if he endorses the GOP nominee, but commented that he would "say this: if I was an American citizen, I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me."
Many polls from Monday say the Democratic nominee outscored Trump in the debate, which he denies. Meanwhile, Farage, considered a skilled debater and orator, could add more power to the next presidential debate, a town hall style event planned in St. Louis later this month.
Before the Brexit vote, then-Prime Minister David Cameron refused to debate with Farage, reports The Guardian, and polls suggested viewers were swayed by Farage to vote for the issue.
Farage, like Trump, is no stranger to controversial statements. He has called for HIV-positive immigrants to be banned from entering Britain, suggested that breastfeeding mothers be told to "sit in a corner," and said women earn less money because they are "worth far less."
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