Britain softening stance on Trump: Nigel Farage

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Nigel Farage on President Trump calling to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin for his election win, allegations of Russia's role in a nerve agent attack in the U.K. and the upcoming World Cup.

President Donald Trump may be warming up to citizens across the pond, where he was once in hot water, according to Nigel Farage, the man behind Brexit.

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“Over the last few months, the Brits’ attitude towards Trump has softened because they can see that America is doing well economically and that this president keeps his promises,” Farage told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co” on Thursday.

Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election victory, a little more than a week after State Department officials backed Britain’s claims that Russia is likely responsible for poisoning an ex-spy while he was living in the U.K.

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However, Farage does not believe Trump should be “condemned” for his decision.

“The fact that he congratulated Putin – [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel did it, [European Commission President Jean-Claude] Juncker did it, I don’t think it makes much difference,” Farage said.

In January, Trump cancelled his planned visit to London to open a new embassy amid fears of mass protests.

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