Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the UK promoting her book ‘What Happened’.
In order to boost sales, she’s given a widespread interview to British newspaper The Sunday Times, ranging over topics from the US economy, President Trump and of course the UK’s choice for Brexit.
During that last part, she criticized Nigel Farage for daring to get involved in US politics after he had successfully gotten the Brexit vote won for the Conservative government.
According to Ms Clinton, the UK Brexit vote should have rung big alarm bells for her as the same people were backing Trump’s campaign. And whose fault was it? Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
Ms Clinton said: “They voted against modern Britain and the EU, believing that somehow this would be good for their small village. The same thing played out in my race, but I didn't think we were so vulnerable. But it turned out we were wrong. Farage came to the US to campaign for Trump and spent half of his remarks insulting me in a very personal way and talking about Trump as the alpha male, the silver-backed gorilla. Think of those images and what that says about what's acceptable and what's not.”
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Mr Farage, on his weekly radio show, responded in kind to Ms Clinton, remarking that perhaps she should start accepting her loss by now. Nigel, in a very pleasant manner, said about Hillary’s loss: "None of it's her fault. In fact she's never, ever got anything wrong in her entire life. It's because of horrible, awful, vile people. People who were behind Brexit, who then dared to get themselves involved in the American elections. I'm looking forward to reading a bit more of the book, on sale for £20. It's called 'What Happened' but should, perhaps be called 'The Great Big Whinge.'"