United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said Tuesday he couldn't be persuaded by anything on Earth to support Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, adding that she was a tool of the elites who felt she had a "divine right" to the White House.
Farage led the campaign for the successful "Brexit," the term for the referendum of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. In a taunting speech to the European Parliament Tuesday, he said the UK wanted to be an "independent, self-governing, normal nation."
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CNN reporter Richard Quest told Farage that he sounded like Republican candidate Donald Trump, whose calls for strong borders and a shutdown of illegal immigration helped propel him to the party's nomination.
Farage said Trump had spoken on subjects others wanted to brush under the carpet, but he added there were differences between the men.
"My problem in politics is far greater than Donald Trump's," he said. "We literally have lost our sovereignty, lost our borders, lost our ability to regulate."
The United States' problem was illegal immigration, Farage added, while Britain's problem was legal immigration.
"In many ways, you must hope he becomes president," Quest said.
"Well, I think for the United Kingdom, I think Trump will be better for us than Barack Obama's been," Farage said. "Of that, there's no doubt."
"And against Hillary Clinton? Or are you not going to take sides at this early stage?" Quest asked.
"There's nothing on Earth could persuade me ever to vote for Hillary Clinton," Farage said.
"You sure you don't want to think about that for a second?" Quest asked him after a pause.
"No, no, absolutely not," he said, laughing. "She represents the political elites. It's almost as if she feels she has a sort-of divine right to have that job."