CNN host Jake Tapper asked Farage if he thought the UK and US had a good relationship, but Farage was saddened by the neglect.
“Firstly, the special relationship during Obama’s time did slip away,” Farage said. “I think Obama looked towards Germany, really, as being the most important country, and he saw the United Kingdom as a political process rather than an independent state.”
He went on to say that he hopes Trump and the U.K. can “press the reset button” on their “special relationship.”
“We voted for Brexit, so we will be an independent country again, an incoming president who felt positive about it,” Farage continued. “I’m positive about this relationship. One of the few things we can do to prove the anti-globalist movement isn’t insular or small-minded is for the U.S. and the U.K to put a trade deal together.”
Interestingly, Farage also had compliments for Goldman Sachs, despite saying that corporations are taking over the world.
“The problem is what globalism has become,” he explained. “The European Union in a sense is a prototype for what Hillary Clinton and some of the big banks want to see, where individual nation states effectively give up their democratic rights, gave up the supremacy of their courts and hand it over to a higher global order… It’s played into the hands of the multinationals and done nothing for small and medium-sized enterprises.”
Over the last few weeks, President-Elect Donald Trump has announced he’s appointing a former Goldman Sachs executive to head the Treasury Department and a billionaire to handle the Department of Education. Tapper asked Farage if that concerned him, but Farage said that it didn’t.
“They employ smart people,” Farage said. “No one is doubting that, what I doubt is a political motive. I’m from Europe. I mean, Greece joined the Euro on the basis of a report put together by Goldman Sachs,” Farage said, yet he didn’t clarify how he reconciles his desire to leave the EU with his new support for Goldman Sachs.
“When the prime minister of Greece was removed a few years ago, who was the new nominee? A former Goldman Sachs director. They’ve been allowed through this process to simply have too much power,” he continued.
Tapper seemed confused. “You’re not a concerned about Goldman Sachs executive to be a Treasury Secretary?”
Farage said no, because Goldman Sachs has intelligent and well-trained people, which seems to be in conflict with previous statements.
Check out the full interview below: