Moggmentum Builds As El Mundo Calls Rees-Mogg ‘A British Trump – With Latin’
The campaign to make Jacob Rees-Mogg (pictured above with Nigel Farage) has taken on an international dimension with Spanish newspaper El Mundo joining the bandwagon for the well spoken Somerset MP, labelling him as ‘the British version of Donald Trump – but with Latin!!’
The backbench Brexiteer’s likeability has led to numerous calls for him to have a more prominent role in the government of Theresa May, to whom he remains fiercely loyal.
Right wing Tories, disaffected Ukip voters and passionate Brexiteers are among those attracted to Rees-Mogg’s socially conservative views, and a recent campaign dubbed ‘Moggmentum’ saw thousands sign a petition calling for a leadership campaign from the 48-year-old.
And now a Spanish newspaper article has compared him to the brash US leader in an article discussing the next prime minister
El Mundo wrote: “Without government experience, he worked in the City before making the leap into politics, and there are those who start to see him as the British Trump.”
It follows Mr Rees-Mogg recently being described by historian Tim Newark as being ‘like an English version of Donald Trump but with a better grasp of Latin’, the comparisons have come thick and fast – and even Mr Rees-Mogg himself can see a bit of a likeness.
He told the Sunday Times he fully understands the message of the populist revolution of 2016, which saw Donald Trump elected as the US President in a shocking victory over career politician Hillary Clinton, as well as Britain’s vote to leave the European Union – both of which stunned the world. Mr Rees-Mogg said:
‘The governing elite in both the US and the UK had come to the conclusion that the only reason that people wouldn’t do what they said is because they didn’t understand.
‘You see this in the shockingly condescending views expressed by some Remoaners who think that the people that voted for Brexit were all stupid. It’s a very odd way of looking at things if you believe in democracy.’
Both Mr Trump and Mr Rees-Mogg spent years working in business, building huge fortunes before realising their political ambitions.
The pair are both incredibly patriotic and straight talking, a quality that presents both men with considerably greater airtime than their political opponents.
Both come from privileged backgrounds but claim to truly understand the concerns and needs of ordinary men and women, and a significant proportion of their respective support bases are made up disgruntled working class citizens, fed up of their voices not being heard.
Mr Rees-Mogg is campaigning for Brexit, President Trump wants to ‘make America great again’, but both represent a desire to put their citizens first and believe their causes will deliver a better future for their respective countries.
The popularity of both Trump and Rees-Mogg is buoyed by their social media response, with the Tory MP amassing almost 50,000 Twitter followers after just one month on the social media site and his first tweet, typically written in Latin, has been retweeted most 2,000 times.
Despite Mr Rees-Mogg’s recent social media prominence, it pails to that of the US President.
Mr Trump recently declared himself a ‘world leader in social media’ and has 35.9million followers on Twitter, a platform he uses to announce policy, chastise others and promote his agenda.
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.