Nigel Farage’s recent trip to the United States was facilitated by a Republican Congressman who once spread an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, Scram News can reveal.
The Congressman, Louie Gohmert, who took Farage to the State of the Union address and to meet Trump in the Oval Office, once attacked Jewish philanthropist and Holocaust survivor George Soros, spreading the false claim that Soros helped the Nazis during WW2 when he was 13 years old.
Speaking in a 2018 interview, Gohmert said: “George Soros is supposed to be Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from the damage he’s inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped them take the property that they owned.”
These allegations have been widely debunked.
The news comes after Scram’s revelation that Farage received an honorary degree from a homophobic university during his visit to the US last week.
But it appears this was not the only controversy associated with Farage’s trip.
Farage’s guide also subscribed to the theory that former President Barack Obama was creating a new empire in the Middle East, and that one of Hilary Clinton’s aides had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Aside from this, Gohmert once sponsored a bill requiring presidential candidates to provide copies of their birth certificate – boosting the right-wing, racist conspiracies that Obama was not born in the US.
Gohmert has also spread a baseless conspiracy theory that terrorists are coming to the US to give birth to “terror babies”.
Nevertheless, it seems that Farage and Gohmert are close friends, having met at a breakfast event in Washington several years ago.
And speaking to Washington press, Farage said of Gohmet: “He’s an independent thinker… people like Louie, they make their own minds up”.
That’s one way of putting it.
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