One of the most visible differences so far between President Trump and his predecessor is that Donald Trump talks to a lot of people. He’s constantly hosting business leaders in the White House, listening to their concerns and asking questions.
Trump also likes to get on the road and hold rallies similar to those that won him the election. Hearing directly from every day Americans is the best way to understand the issues that concern them the most. Another informal adviser who President Trump has come to call on regularly is British politician Nigel Farage.
Dinner with The Donald. pic.twitter.com/KAdvZ84d2Y
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 26, 2017
Farage was the leading figure in Britain’s “Leave” campaign, and is the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). UKIP campaigned hard for Brexit. I like Farage and his clear headed take on national identity. Seeing Farage offering advice to the Trump White House is encouraging. At The Wall Street Journal, Jenny Gross discusses Farage’s relationship with the President:
Largely outside mainstream politics in Britain, Mr. Farage plays a role in the U.S. that reflects the relatively freewheeling atmosphere in the Trump White House, where the president solicits opinions from many informal advisers outside the policy establishment.
The 52-year-old Mr. Farage has met Mr. Trump some half a dozen times since the president’s victory in November, discussing topics including climate change, relations with Russia, and the functioning of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and EU, aides to Mr. Farage say.
Perhaps where Farage shines the most is on film. In speeches and debates he skewers pro-Europe politicians with a comedic flare that has made him a favorite of many in both the U.K. and the U.S. Here’s a sampling: