Following the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday night, former U.K. Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage weighed in, saying this first match-up won’t do much to sway undecided voters.
“There was no phrase, there was no incident, no moment that in 10 to 20 years’ time we’ll be talking about as being one of those great moments,” Farage said. “We’ve got Louisiana and [Las] Vegas to come. And who’s to say, maybe there will be a knockout blow in one of those debates.”
Heading into the second debate, scheduled for October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Farage offered advice to the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“On tax, where she did I think surprise him a little bit, [he should] point out ‘look, I’m 70-years-old. I’ve paid a lot of tax over the last 50 years.’ Deal with it, brush it off, spend five seconds on it. And on the racism point, and there’s no doubt she will come back to this again and again and again… I think the way you deal with being called racist when you’re not is just to say ‘look, you know, the only people that say I’m racist are those who aren’t prepared to confront the immigration issue’ and then move on to your territory… Don’t let her [Clinton] dictate the agenda. Frankly, ignore her criticisms and speak to a bigger audience.”
The former U.K. Independence Party leader added:
“He came out of last night unwounded, and that I think for him, given her massive experience over him over all these years, that’s not a bad place to be.”