Meanwhile, in New York …
He repeats that 2016 is “the beginning of a great global revolution”. This will roll out across the rest of the west. “We’ve got some very exciting elections coming up in the Netherlands, in France,” he says.
I wonder how much this crowd cares about whether this “revolution” spreads elsewhere. Surely the key point of Trumpism is that it’s all about what is perceived to be best for America, not foreigners.
He claims Trump is “restoring faith in the democratic process and good for him”.
In 2016 the nation state hit back against “the globalists”, he says.
Trump could not have done it alone. He had Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway “and every single one of you”.
His favourite part of 2016 wasn’t these victories, he says, it was “watching the faces of the CNN presenters!” – essentially saying that achieving his life’s political dream was not as satisfying as proving the media wrong.
He claims Brexit is becoming more popular by the day and Trump will too (“in America”).
Tony Blair gets a boo from a loud section of the crowd. “Oh, he’s popular here too, then?” quips Farage.
He recalls sharing a stage with Trump and telling the crowd not to listen to the naysayers. “I said, ‘we got our country back on June 23, and you can get yours back too on November 8.’ I am pleased and proud that I did that.”
He says he is proud to have been part of Trump’s campaign.
And he says he is seeing something quite remarkable: “an elected leader trying to put in place the platform on which he was elected.”
Wasn’t Trump just superb this morning? They agree he was.
Vast sections of the media said Brexit would not happen, he says, ignoring the swathes of British media that supported Brexit.
We even had a visit from Obama, he says, to loud boos. Farage says he is grateful Obama intervened and told “America’s greatest friend and ally in the world … that if we voted to get our independence we would go to the back of the line”. That gets boos too. He claims this increased the poll numbers for the leave side.
Farage says 2016 will be remembered for “the beginning of a global political revolution and it’s one that is not going to stop, it’s one that is going to roll out across the rest of the free world”.
He says he has fought against Britain’s membership of the EU for 25 years.
“You’ve only had a few months of being abused, I’ve had 20 years of it!” he says.
“Our real friends in the world speak English, have common law, and stand by us in times of crisis,” Farage claims.
There’s a standing ovation for Farage, although of course the crowd is much smaller now than for Trump.
Farage says he is delighted CPAC invited him – “me, a foreigner!”
But since Trump’s election he feels more American each time he comes here, he says.
He says Farage has been a mentor and a father figure. He has survived cancer, a car crash, a plane crash, BBC, CNN, and the European parliament, he says.
He introduces Farage as “Mr Brexit”.
Raheem Kassam, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart London, introduces Farage, saying CPAC is “absolutely bloody fantastic”.
They like that. He says he was “born into a Muslim family” and describes himself “as a conservative, a proud Englishman and a robust Americaphile”.
When people ask him if he makes the Hajj, or pilgrimage, he says, yes, every year, to the Gaylord Convention Center, to CPAC.
He then whips up the crowd into loud boos against the media (of which he is himself a member).
He claims to have gone to “no-go zones” in Sweden. “You guys in the back, you just don’t get it,” he tells the media. “You don’t go there. You don’t see what’s going on. Get your heads out of your rears!”
He adds: “I’m sorry, they’re not all like that.”
Turning now to the subject of his speech, he says Farage has changed the world. Brexit was spurred by a man who loves his country and wants to secure its borders, he says.
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