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Trump Ally’s Flag-Waving Stunt Goes Awry

The president once suggested British politician Nigel Farage should be Britain's ambassador to the U.S.

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s Brexit Party and an ally of President Donald Trump, wanted to make a scene on one of his last days as a member of the European Parliament.

And the politician, who for years has campaigned for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union that will finally take place on Friday night, succeeded.

But maybe not in the way he’d hoped.

Farage, a staunch defender of Trump who the president has previously suggested should become Britain’s ambassador to the U.S., and other members of his anti-EU party on Wednesday were admonished for waving the U.K.’s national flag in the Parliament chamber during his final address.

Farage’s microphone was then cut off as Irish lawmaker Mairead McGuinness, first vice president of the European Parliament, instructed the group to “put your flags away, you’re leaving, and take them with you if you are leaving now.”

“Goodbye,” McGuinness added, prompting cheers from other lawmakers.

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The footage of Farage soon went viral on Twitter:

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