Brexit leader Farage urges Trump supporters not to despair

Chief Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage addressed a Donald Trump rally in the US state of Mississippi on Wednesday, local media reported, urging the Republican presidential candidate's supporters not to despair despite his struggle in the polls.

Joining Trump on stage in Jacksonville, the former UK Independence Party leader drew similarities between Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June and Trump's political campaign, CNN reported.

"Remember, anything is possible if enough decent people are prepared to stand up against the establishment," Farage said, noting that polls had also indicated that Britain would vote to remain in the bloc.

Although Farage did not explicitly endorse Trump, he did voice his opinion on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"I will say this: If I was an American citizen, I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me. I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me," he said.

On Twitter he later thanked Trump for a "tremendous introduction."

The Republican candidate in turn spoke favourably of Britain's referendum.

"I was very supportive of their right to do it and to take control of their own future, like we're going to be voting for on November 8th," Trump said. "They voted to reclaim control over immigration, over their economy, over their government.

Farage announced his resignation as UKIP leader in July, saying he had achieved his goal by securing Brexit.

During a visit to Scotland in June, Trump said the vote was a "great thing" and marked a "historic day" for the British people, despite a majority in Scotland voting to remain.

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