“Today is our Independence Day. Today the American working class is going to strike back, finally.”
Donald Trump’s final campaign address of the 2016 US presidential race appeared to come straight out of the Nigel Farage school of speech-writing.
At the event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Republican candidate’s words appeared to echo those of the on-off leader of the UK’s UKIP Party, after Britain chose to leave the EU.
“The whole Trump campaign sees Brexit as an inspiration. And no day goes by when he does not refer to it. The battle against the big business and political elites is very similar.”
Trump predicted a Republican win in the state and, ultimately, in the whole election.
Once again, his speech focussed on attacking his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
“The first thing we should do: let’s get rid Hillary, OK? That would be a very good first step. That’s a good first step.
“Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency of the United States. She is being protected by a totally rigged system that I’ve been talking about for a long time. It’s a rigged system.”