In previous weeks, Fox News made headlines because of who was leaving the network, losing one of its most visible and well-known talents. However, in the wake of President Trump taking office, now Fox News is generating buzz with a big new hire for prime time.
Today, it was revealed Fox News is adding British UKIP leader Nigel Farage as a political pundit. From the Daily Mail:
Nigel Farage has been hired by the American Fox News Channel as a pundit, it was announced today.
The former Ukip leader will offer ‘political analysis’ across the network – one of the most-watched news channels in the US. He already has his own nightly show on UK radio station LBC.
Mr Farage has become an increasingly visible figure in America since Donald Trump was elected President in November and has appeared on US TV numerous times.And within seconds of Mr Trump finishing his inauguration speech tonight, Mr Farage praised him on Twitter, writing: ‘A very strong speech…he means it.’ The channel said in a statement today: ‘FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed former United Kingdom Independence Party Leader (UKIP) Nigel Farage as a contributor.
‘In this role, he will offer political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming.’
Farage is most famous for spearheading the “Brexit” movement earlier this year, which led to the people of the UK voting to leave the European Union. Not unlike the election of President Trump a few months later, the Brexit movement was shocking and historic victory that stunned political pundits everywhere.
Aside from winning elections, Farage and President Trump share much in common, which has led to a budding friendship between the two as they marched to historic victories in 2016. Farage even spent time out of the campaign trail helping push President Trump to victory in Novermber.
Now as President Trump enters office, Farage will be offering Americans his unique perspective on issues facing the new president.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]