Apparently Trump did not know that Farage is helping to organise the secession of Texas from the Union (Texsit). After Farage’s Ukip party persuaded Brits to vote to leave the EU, he has been busy helping other European country’s gain Independence from the European Community. Rumor is that Farage has now been meeting with Representatives of the Texas Nationalist Movement. A poll in 2016 revealed that 40% of Texans are already in favour of secession.
The story from News.com.au (June 2016):
OVER the past few months, the Brexit vote has inspired passionate global debate.
From politicians across the globe to high-profile celebrities and internet trolls, everybody has something to say about whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union.
But on the other side of the world, one surprising movement has expressed a strong interest in the Brexit vote.
This growing group is on a mission for independence, and says it’s not going to stop until its right to that is recognised and enforced.
No, we’re not talking about Britain, or anywhere else in Europe. Head straight across the Atlantic Ocean — until you reach southern America.
IS ‘TEXIT’ THE NEW ‘BREXIT’?
Welcome to the Texas Nationalist Movement. Its motto is “Texas First, Texas Forever”, and its ultimate goal is self-government.
Basically, its members want to politically, culturally and economically separate themselves from the rest of America. Recently, they’ve even called the movement ‘Texit’, in honour of the EU referendum.
The group is building a support network, hoping to get enough numbers to eventually make this dream a reality. They claim to have more than 260,000 members, which would make it the largest single group pushing for the Texas independence. The state’s population is about 27 million.
To put that into perspective, the movement’s social media following, at just more than 208,000 Facebook followers, is actually more than Texas’ Democratic and Republican parties’ followings combined.
But it’s not all just Texans who are backing the movement. Some Russians — including Vladimir Putin — have great support for the campaign, hoping it may lead to the breakup of the United States.
The group says it has collected and delivered thousands of petitions calling for the Texas Legislature to pass a bill giving a referendum, which requires federal approval to be launched.