Farage: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' for the EU is any show of national identity

Farage told host Tucker Carlson that he had an amiable relationship with the other members of the European assembly, but that his successful endeavor to have Britain break from the globalist coalition did not sit well with E.U. leadership.

He also suggested that touting national identity causes the E.U. version of Trump Derangement Syndrome among the elites.

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Carlson went on to play a clip from Farage’s final speech in 2020:

“So this is it– the final chapter, the end of the road. A 47-year political experiment of this power,” he said.

“And I can promise you both in UKIP and indeed in the Brexit party, we love Europe. We just hate the European Union.”

Farage ruffled the presiding leadership’s feathers when he and several British lawmakers seated near him stood up and waved tiny Union Jack flags as the Brexit proponent finished his remarks.

At that point, then-Vice President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness cut off Farage’s microphone and told him he was violating procedure:

“If you disobey the rules, you will be cut off,” said McGuinness, a lawmaker from Ireland. “Could we please remove the flags.”

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On Fox Nation, Farage told Carlson that indeed McGuinness was most upset by the show of national identity that the Union Jack represented at that moment:

“What riled her were the flags. They don’t want national flags,” he said.

“They want to abolish national flags and replace them with a new European flag.”

FILE PHOTO: EU Commissioner Financial Services, Stability and the Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness speaks at a news conference on the fostering the openness, strength and resilience of Europe's economic and financial system in Brussels, Belgium January 19, 2021 at the European Union headquarters. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: EU Commissioner Financial Services, Stability and the Capital Markets Union Mairead McGuinness speaks at a news conference on the fostering the openness, strength and resilience of Europe’s economic and financial system in Brussels, Belgium January 19, 2021 at the European Union headquarters. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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