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Nigel Farage to Trump: Don't take abuse from a Clinton

This is a rush transcript from "Your World," October 3, 2016. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, HOST:  All right, he was the man behind Brexit.  He made it happen.  He campaigned hard to make sure Britain cut its ties with the European community, and it worked.  Now there are reports that Nigel Farage is helping Donald Trump make it to the White House by helping him prepare for next week's debate.  

Whether you like Mr. Farage or not, he is very good at that debate thing.  

He joins us now out of Strasbourg, France.  

Nigel, very good to have you.  Put these rumors to rest.  

NIGEL FARAGE, FORMER U.K. INDEPENDENCE PARTY LEADER:  Thank you.  

CAVUTO:  Are you or are you not helping Donald Trump?  

FARAGE:  I'm coming out this weekend for the second debate.  And I'm coming out as a guest.  I'm coming out as a commentator.

But you know what?  The advice I have got for Donald Trump, I don't need to give to him face to face.  I can give it to you right now on this show.  
It's very simple.  The Clinton team analyzed that Trump is a proud man, proud of his achievements, proud of himself, and proud of his family, and that if you attack him on his record, if you try and tear it to bits, his business empire and his past, he will defend himself.  

And my advice to Donald Trump is dead simple.  Do not be accused of financial impropriety by the Clintons.  Do not be told you're a misogynist by a woman whose Clinton Foundation has taken money from Saudi Arabia.  Rise above.  Don't get -- just don't get involved in some sort of terrible catfight.  Rise above it.  And tell the American people why you are the candidate for change.  

CAVUTO:  But what you're saying is don't be on defense, be on offense.

But part of getting on offense is to be clearly offended by the criticism that Hillary leveled at him.  Now, how does he balance that between looking thin-skinned, as some said he did not in that first debate, by focusing on every swipe, when he could have just sloughed it off and zeroed in on the attack on her, as he did, by the way, in the first 20 or so minutes of that debate.  

FARAGE:  Oh, the first 20 minutes, I thought he was tremendous.  

I was hearing somebody standing to be American president who was talking a language I have not heard since Reagan.  He was talking about cutting taxes.  He was talking about giving people incentives.  He was talking about the American dream, allowing people to get on.  He was great in that first section.  

Then she very cleverly and very cynically, with that horrible, smug expression on her face, went for him personally, and he sought to defend himself in front of the American public.

And, Donald, I would say this to you.  Don't take abuse from a Clinton.  Look at their track record in a whole raft of areas.  Forget about her.  Ignore the criticisms.  Go out there.  Connect with ordinary people.  

You have got some messages on tax cutting.  You have got some messages on controlling borders and security in an age of terrorism that people really do want to hear.  

CAVUTO:  Now, your definition of smug might be confident, but we will leave that out -- aside, and get your sense of how he responds on this tax thing.  

She has already pointed out that he bragged about being very smart not having to pay so much in taxes, if any, if those indications are right.  But you argue that he should turn it around and say, you're a fine one to be talking about financial impropriety.  

Is that the gist of it?  

FARAGE:  Absolutely.  Absolutely.

It's so typical of the Hillary hypocrisy, isn't it?  She attacks Trump over his tax arrangements, knowing, of course, before the leak -- funny how she knew beforehand, isn't it? -- but attacking him for what is a perfectly illegal part of the American tax law, when...

CAVUTO:  Do you think she had a head's up on to those release forms?  Do you think she had a head's up on to those release forms?  

FARAGE:  I am absolutely certain of it.  And come on.  Just look at what has happened since she made those claims.  

But now we know that the Clintons themselves, in 2015, registered a capital gains loss, which they can carry over.  And, OK, there are two more knots on the figure of Trump.  He's a bigger financial player than the Clintons.

But the fact is that all these things that Hillary accuses Trump of, she is guilty of herself.  And I would say to Donald Trump, do not take moralizing lessons from the Clintons on money.  Laugh her off.  

The American public will get.  And explain to them how you want to help business, you want to help industry, you want to cut taxes, that you actually believe in America and are proud to be patriotic and will make it a safer country.

Do those things.  Rise above her jibes.  Rise above -- and I repeat it -- her smug expression, and you will win this next debate.  

CAVUTO:  All right, you do not seem to be a huge fan of Hillary Clinton, but we will see.  Maybe I missed something.  

(LAUGHTER)

CAVUTO:  But, Nigel, bottom line, you're saying, whatever advice you're offering, you just offered it right now, that you do not expect to be personally helping him with the debate?

FARAGE:  Whether I do or whether I don't is irrelevant.  I have just told you, absolutely, from my heart, what I believe he has to do at this next debate.

CAVUTO:  It's not irrelevant to me.  Our viewers want to know.  A lot of them really like you.

Now, if it turn outs one of the best debaters on the planet -- and that's coming from people who like you and hate you -- is he advising Donald Trump?

FARAGE:  Listen, if they want my advice, I'm available.  It's just as simple as that.  

CAVUTO:  All right, because it set off alarms.  

(CROSSTALK)

FARAGE:  This election is simple.  

CAVUTO:  All right.  

FARAGE:  Well, all over the place.  

CAVUTO:  Sure.

FARAGE:  But this election is now simple.  

Do you want things to carry on the same or do you want change?  And Trump
represents change.    

CAVUTO:  All right, Nigel, always good seeing you.  Thank you very much, Nigel Farage, the man who made Brexit possible, when everyone and every poll seem to say it wasn't going to happen.  Many say, thanks to that
gentleman, it did.   

FARAGE:  Thank you.  

CAVUTO:  All right.

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