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'Brexit's' Nigel Farage says some of Donald Trump's ideas are 'pretty out there'

Turns out that even the leader of "Brexit" finds Donald Trump a bit too much for British political sensibilities.

Nigel Farage, the brash former leader of the United Kingdom's Independence Party, is visiting the GOP convention in Cleveland, and marveled Wednesday at the tone of the American political debate.

"Some of Donald Trump's comments are pretty out there," said Farage, the chief proponent of Britain's divisive campaign to exit the European Union.

"To say that you would ban all Muslims coming into America ... I can see what he’s trying to do; he’s trying to reach voters who feel frustrated and, perhaps, a little bit scared," Farage said at a breakfast hosted by the McClatchy news organization in Cleveland.

"Occasionally, the style of it, it makes even me wince a little bit."

The British politician, whose Brexit campaign is often compared to the outsider revolt underway in Republican politics this election year, said he's not about to tell Americans how to vote.

Though it's no surprise his politics align with Republicans, who invited him to Cleveland, Farage is no fan of President Obama.

"It's a big mistake for foreign politicians to tell people how to vote," he said, referring to Obama, weeks before the vote, laying out the consequences from the U.S. view if Britain voted to leave the EU.

"Obama came to the United Kingdom during the Brexit debate. … He came to our county. He was rude to us; he told us what we should do, and he led to a big Brexit bounce."

He added, "Although I have to say, I wouldn't vote for Hillary if you paid me.

"There is that sense of entitlement," he said about Clinton.

Farage is a bit of a political tourist making his way through the GOP convention and U.S. politics.

And even the leader of the Brexit campaign that shocked the world had the capacity to be surprised by what he saw in Cleveland — particularly the protests outside the hall.

"It was interesting seeing some of the language displayed on those protest cards — in particular on subjects around gay marriage, etc. — which in the United Kingdom would be hate crimes," he said.

"There were some big cultural differences." 

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