For your “Excellent comebacks” files, this item from the Buzz Feeds: Former UK Independence Party leader (and still a member of the European Parliament, which he doesn’t even like, so he’s like a Trump cabinet member) Nigel Farage was spotted at the Ecuadorian Embassy Thursday, although he can’t for the life of him seem to recall why he might have been there. Farage, we learn,
spent around 40 minutes in the building and left at noon, accompanied by Christian Mitchell, the head of operations at radio station LBC, where Farage hosts a regular show.
Approached by BuzzFeed News as he left to get into a car waiting round the corner, Farage said he couldn’t remember what he had been doing in the building.
Asked specifically if he had gone to the Knightsbridge building to meet with [Julian] Assange, Farage said: “I never discuss where I go or who I see.”
Well isn’t that a fine spotted dick to put your toad in the hole! Looks like Mr. Farage has been listening to Steve Martin from 1979:
Buzzfeed carefully notes,
There are no known links between Farage and Assange. However, Assange was seen as pro-Donald Trump during and after the US election, and Farage has grown close to the American president and visited the White House last month.
So if Farage wasn’t there to see Assange, what was he doing at the Ecuadorian Embassy? We have a few ideas:
We had some other jokes about why Farage was at the Ecuadorian embassy, but we forgot them. They were really funny, too.
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Update/correction: Thanks to a careless glance at Wikipedia when Rebecca asked me what the hell Farage does now that he’s the ex-leader of UKIP, I mistakenly told her he was a member of Parliament, when in fact he is a member of the European Parliament. We have updated the article; Wonkette regrets the error.