A victory for Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election would be ‘good for the UK’, Nigel Farage has said.

The Brexit Party leader said Mr Trump is the ‘first president in thirty years who genuinely likes the UK’, a day after showering him with praise at a campaign rally in Arizona.

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain from the Trump Hotel in Washington DC on Friday, Mr Farage said he ‘really meant it’ when he described the president as ‘the most resilient and brave person I know’.

Mr Trump had introduced the former Ukip leader as ‘the King of Europe’ and ‘one of the most powerful men’ on the continent when he joined him on stage.

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Mr Farage said: ‘The deck has been stacked against this president, he’s had four years of unrelenting pressure.

Asked if he thought Mr Trump had flaws, Mr Farage added: ‘He’s a New Yorker, he’s a non-politician, he’s utterly un-PC (politically correct), he sometimes says things and tweets things that those of us who are his biggest supporters find awkward. Yes that’s true, that’s his style.

‘But in a democracy, if you promise people things and you carry them out, that brings back faith, trust and belief in a democratic process.’

Mr Farage said he had been sponsored by the Daily Telegraph to follow the election in the US, joining an entourage of Republican politicians in Arizona on Tuesday ahead of the campaign rally in the town of Goodyear.

Writing in the newspaper after the rally, he said the president’s invitation to join him on stage came as a ‘great surprise’.

He said ‘cried tears of laughter’ as the presidential jet, Air Force One, flew over the ‘15,000-strong crowd’ as it carried Mr Trump into Goodyear, adding: ‘Nobody in western politics has ever campaigned with this level of drama before, and probably never will again.’

‘As the plane touched down, the Phil Collins song In the Air Tonight played over the sound system.

‘Shortly after, on came Eye of the Tiger by the rock band Survivor. Trump apparently picks the music played at his rallies personally.

Mr Farage has cast the election as a ‘pivotal’ moment of the ‘culture wars’ in which the future of the Western world is at stake.

He told ITV: ‘I ask myself, what other leader has the guts and courage to stand up to Communist China?

‘What other leader has the guts and courage to point out that Antifa and Black Lives Matter are actually movements, not for racial equality, but for Marxism and the overthrow of our entire capitalist systems.

‘Trump has guts, Trump has courage.’

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