Donald Trump plodded into the GB News studio for an interview with his old chum Nigel Farage and we get to see the fruits of that nightmarish encounter tonight.
According to inews, the interview has already been recorded and is expected to cover whether Trump will run for office again in the 2024 US presidential election, Boris Johnson, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Capitol Hill riots.
That the two are having a chinwag comes as a surprise to absolutely no one. Farage has a history of looking up to Trump and often tells the media how much he loves the former commander in chief.
Here are seven moments when he has done just that:
In April, The Telegraph reported that Farage heaped praise on the former US president during one of their hangouts. “You’re the only guy that can do it. No-one has your charisma,” he apparently told him, while discussing Trump’s potential third run for the presidency.
Farage also took to Twitter to talk about the fun day he had spent with Trump:
Just caught up with my old friend Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. He looks fit and well.
In 2016, Trump suggested Farage should become the British ambassador to the United States. Simpering Farage said it came as a “bolt out of the blue” and that he was “flattered by it”.
Wearing his hat
In February 2020, Farage took to his LBC show to show off his new Trump merchandise. The hat said “Keep America Great” in a twist on Trump’s original campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. He said Trump had gifted to him during a recent visit to the White House and revealed he had given him a new Brexit 50p coin in return. Lucky!
Arizona rally speech
In October 2020, Farage spoke at a Trump rally in Arizona during his unsuccessful re-election campaign. He called him the “most resilient and brave person” he had ever met. Trump was duly not elected for a second term.
Taking a gamble
Farage bet £10,000 that Trump would win the 2020 US election, so sure he was of Trump’s political prowess. This came after Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen announced he had placed a bet on Joe Biden winning. We all know who came out the richer from that scenario...
Still feeling confident. I won on Brexit and Trump in 2016 and I’m going double or quits! https://t.co/LZ86nRTQkt