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Michael Gove quoted Donald Trump THREE times tonight, during a one hour EU referendum TV debate.
It came as he was accused by host Faisal Islam of importing Donald Trump’s “post-truth politics” to Westminster during the referendum campaign.
Over the course of the programme, Mr Gove used the phrase “you’re fired” – The Donald’s catchphrase on the US version of the Apprentice – twice.
The first time he was referring to the “unelected elites” running the EU.
The second occasion saw him describing what he saw as the most powerful image in British politics – the removal van turning up at Downing Street after five years to tell the Prime Minister the people say “you’re fired.”
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Finally, and most astonishingly, Mr Gove appropriated The Donald’s famous campaign slogan: “Make America great again”.
But he adapted the phrase slightly, saying: “we can, if we leave the European Union, make sure the next generation can make this country truly great again.”
Earlier in the programme, Mr Gove was slammed by host Faisal Islam for repeatedly sticking to the widely discredited claim that Britain sends £350m a week to the EU.
Exasperated, Mr Islam said: “You’re a great defender of democracy, but you’ve imported the Trump campaign to the mother of all parliaments.
“This is post-truth politics. That’s what you’re doing.”