Farage tells Germans not to vote for Merkel
Nigel Farage told the media at the CPAC conference, which is being held at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, that Germans should not vote for Angela Merkel.
Published: February 25, 2017, 11:41 am
The former UKIP leader and Member of the European Parliament, that Donald Trump called “the man behind Brexit,” was interviewed by Deutsche Welle about Europe’s upcoming elections.
“I wouldn’t vote for Angela Merkel, that’s the first piece of advice I’d give,” Farage said. He added that Merkel had made some “catastrophic errors” with her country’s immigration policy.
“Opening up the doors to so-called refugees, it turned out that 70 percent of them were young males, economic migrants. No vetting, no security checks on a single one of them, and all of this in a regime within Europe – that she has been the biggest supporter of – where a man can drive a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin. And because she’s given up border controls, the most wanted man in Europe if not the world is able to catch a train to France, and then to Italy, without anyone checking who he is,” he said.
“We’re looking at German elections, we’re looking at Dutch elections, French elections and before too long there will be Italian elections too – I think there’s going to be a big shift in European politics this year.”
Farage told the CPAC audience earlier that the UK’s “real friends” speak English, in a remark aimed at the European Union. “Our real friends in the world speak English, have common law, and stand by us in times of crisis,” Farage told the room of Trump supporters.
He supported Trump’s criticism of the media: “You’ve only had a few months of being abused, I’ve had 20 years of it,” he said. He said after eight months of Brexit “nothing has happened”.
Farage repeated what Trump had said in an interview with German daily Bild and British newspaper The Times, calling out the German Chancellor’s “catastrophic mistake” by allowing migrants into the country.
The US president spoke at the conservative conference singling out Europe, especially Sweden, France and Germany regarding immigration. “Take a look at what happened in Sweden. I love Sweden: great country, great people … The people over there understand I’m right,” Trump told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“Take a look at what’s happening in Germany. Take a look at what’s happened in France,” he added.
Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon spoke at length about the real threat he identified facing the nation: a critical media that functions as “the opposition party” he says. “They are the corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to the economic nationalist agenda that Donald Trump has,” Bannon explained.
Bannon predicted the media would fight “every day” against the Trump agenda. “It’s going to get worse,” he warned.
But he reassured voters that Trump was “maniacally focused” on his campaign agenda, which he hailed as “a new political order”.
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