Donald Trump becoming president marks 'significant change' for US says Nigel Farage
The former Ukip leader, who was the first British politician to meet Mr Trump after his election win, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC as a guest of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
After arriving in the US capital, Mr Farage said: "I get a sense of the history, and that this particular inauguration is a very significant one because in so many areas it marks a significant change in direction. I'm very excited about it.
Mr Farage's comments come ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration
In terms of America's place in the world and its direction, what is happening … is very significant indeed
"In terms of America's place in the world and its direction, what is happening … is very significant indeed.
"I'm very, very pleased that post-Brexit we got involved in this."
Mr Farage attended a lavish party at the five-star Hay-Adams Hotel last night to celebrate Mr Trump's inauguration.
It was reported that he was hosting the event with Ukip donor Arron Banks but Mr Farage insisted he was a guest and President-elect Trump was not expected to show up.
"It's to celebrate the fact that in 2016 we saw this dramatic change in politics," he said.
"I suppose the party is the international dimension in all this.
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"We've had Brexit and perhaps that contributed just a little bit to things changing in the USA and who's to say that bandwagon won't continue to roll in 2017 across much of Europe."
Mr Farage was a guest of Governor Bryant after the US politician invited him to attend a Trump rally in Jackson, Mississippi in August.
Mr Trump hailed Mr Farage as a "great guy" during an interview with The Times earlier this week.