U.K. Independence Party acting leader Nigel Farage sounded off on President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel holding a joint press conference during an interview Thursday on the FOX Business Network’s Varney & Co.
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“The poor darlings are in denial,” he said. “They simply can’t face up to the fact that their world view has taken an absolute beating in the year of 2016. It began with Brexit, the first out of the wall, and now we have a Trump presidency in the U.S.A.”
Farage added that he believes President Obama “didn’t like the United Kingdom very much” during his time in office, nor did he value the relationship between the two countries.
“Over the last 100 years we’ve shared a lot of triumphs and tragedies together, haven’t we. You know, we’ve fought wars for liberty, democracy and freedom and been, at times, very, very successful. Obama downplayed that.”
The acting UKIP leader, who became the first British politician to meet with President-elect Donald Trump, said the future U.S. President already recognizes the need for better relations with the U.K.
“That can start with trade and defense and many, many other things,” Farage said. “And all I’ve said, having been accorded the privilege of having spending time with the President-elect, is that if I can help the British government in any way smooth relations, not just with the President, but with the President’s team, I’d be very happy to do so because I believe it’s in the interests of both of our countries.”