The views of Judge Roy Moore, who is vying to be the Republican candidate in the Alabama senate race, are too much for Donald Trump.
The US President said yesterday that he believes the Republicans could lose the seat with such a controversial figure as their candidate and is backing another candidate, Luther Strange, in today’s primary.
But Nigel Farage has no qualms about Moore’s racist and homophobic views and flew into the US at short notice to campaign for him last night night alongside Steve Bannon.
Farage said last night it took him “10 seconds to decide to drop everything to come here” to campaign for Moore and his agenda.
Here’s a few views of the man he’s backing:
Moore suggested the 9/11 attacks were a punishment from God because “we legitimise sodomy” and “legitimise abortion.”
Compared the Quran to Mein Kampf and said Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to be elected representatives is the US.
Believes being gay should be illegal and compared it to bestiality
Describes Native Americans as “reds” and Asian Americans as “yellows”
Is still insisting Barack Obama wasn’t born in the US and is demanding an investigation
And here’s a few points from Moore’s programme that Farage is backing:
Economy: Getting rid of progressive income tax and replacing it with a flat tax on goods bought
Justice: Impeachment of judges he doesn’t agree with
Health: The repeal of Obama’s Affordable Care Act, with the millions too poor to afford health insurance left to rely on charity
Military: Banning gay people from the military
Foreign affairs: “‘Walk softly and carry a big stick’ is and should be our guide.”
Abortion: “Federal funding for Planned Parenthood or any form of abortion should be stopped.”
Farage’s take on all that?
“I have absolutely no hesitation in putting my support and my backing behind a man like Judge Roy Moore.”