90 Miles From Tyranny : Nigel Farage rips Biden: America now is 'no better than a bad joke' on the world stage

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Nigel Farage rips Biden: America now is 'no better than a bad joke' on the world stage

After the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from Afghanistan, Nigel Farage asked, "How on earth could we trust America again?"

Nigel Farage, the former Brexit party leader, unloaded on President Joe Biden Thursday for his foreign policy failures, saying the U.S. is no longer being taken seriously following the bungled Afghanistan withdrawal.

Farage, who calls himself "the most pro-American Brit you'd ever meet" as he worked for U.S. companies 40 years ago, slammed the current administration's response to Russia and Ukraine and how it left the U.K. in Afghanistan.

"[I]n terms of its presence on the international stage, and what it says as the leader of the free world being taken seriously, America right now is no better than a bad joke," Farage told the John Solomon Reports podcast.

The U.S. and U.K. have been close allies since World War I, and Great Britain spent proportionally the same amount of money on Afghanistan during its 20 years there that America did, Farage recalled.

"Nobody wanted it to go on forever," Farage said of the war in Afghanistan, "but there had to be the right way, and the right moment, to leave. And for Biden to unilaterally withdraw the biggest force — the American force — without even referring to your closest allies in the world since 1917; and when the British prime minister calls to have an urgent conversation, not to return that phone call for 30 hours, how on earth could we trust...

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