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Brexit advocate Farage will appear with Trump in Mississippi

Nigel Farage, a leading advocate for Great Britain leaving the European Union, will appear with Donald Trump at a rally in Mississippi on Wednesday night, ITN confirmed.

The right-wing leader stepped down from the U.K. Independence Party shortly after Britain voted in a referendum to exit the political and economic bloc. Farage is already in Jackson, Mississippi, he told ITN, an NBC News partner. He is expected to tell the story of Brexit and its implications for the world.

Nigel Farage speaks at a Grassroots Out! campaign rally at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on June 4, 2016 in Bristol, England.
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Nigel Farage speaks at a Grassroots Out! campaign rally at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on June 4, 2016 in Bristol, England.

A Trump campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request to confirm whether Farage will appear at the rally.

Republican presidential nominee Trump has tried to draw parallels between his presidential campaign, which has a strong nationalist message, and Britain's vote to leave the EU. He recently said in a vague tweet that people would call him "Mr. Brexit," possibly referencing that polls missed the referendum's outcome and could prove wrong again as he largely trails Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump and Farage have both stoked concerns about immigrants, globalism and a perceived loss of control to far away bureaucrats. Trump appeared in Scotland shortly after the EU referendum, saying he loved to see people "take their country back."

Farage attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last month.