Farage first United Kingdom politician to meet Trump since election

Farage first United Kingdom politician to meet Trump since election

The far-right British politician who helped Donald Trump campaign for the U.S. presidency has called Barack Obama a "loathsome creature".

Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party and a leading champion of Britain's exit from the EU, hailed Mr. Trump's success as even bigger than Brexit. What was interesting was that Trump said we would be at the front of the queue".

Trump's spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway told the Guardian newspaper that the president-elect had hosted Farage at his private residence in Trump Tower in NY on 12 November.

"He [Trump] was relaxed and full of good ideas".

"I am delighted for the American people for having chosen their own Nigel Farage as US President", he said.

Mr Trump, whose mother was born in Scotland, has made several references to the European Union referendum, telling supporters on the campaign trail: "We're going to do a Brexit". "It's the kind of thing -if we're honest-that men do", he said.

Farage stressed the importance of the Anglo-American relationship and asked Trump to return the bust of former British prime minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, the statement said.

Farage wrote a column on Thursday in which he described himself as Trump's only supporter within British politics, an attitude he believed to be foolish.

"Trump is an Anglophile, he understands and recognises what our two great nations have done together between us".

Ukip's Nigel Farage congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump for his "brave campaign". "There's a brighter future". Downing Street has reportedly rejected claims that Farage will be used as an intermediary between the British government and Trump.

But a Downing Street spokesman was quick to pour cold water over Farage's importance, saying that he had no role in the government's relationship with the new US President.

Farage has been one of President-elect Donald Trump's major worldwide advocates.

Geert Wilders, founder of the Dutch far-right Freedom party, also took to Twitter to welcome the result, insisting that Americans have taken their country back and that the Netherlands will follow soon.

Mr Farage's remarks came after it emerged Mrs May's joint chief of staff, Fiona Hill, posted last December: "Donald Trump is a chump".

"What he's doing is playing the game of the terrorists and those who seek to divide us". That's exactly the kind of reaction they hope to produce.

And he has made no secret of his desire to possibly work for the president-elect. "As someone who has now become a demolitions expert I'm thoroughly enjoying what's going on". He said he could attend any meeting to be the "responsible adult to make sure everything is OK".

I'm told that the UKIP leader and his team were in Trump Tower for more than four hours talking to campaign staff and spent an hour with the President-elect.