Farage banned from meeting Trump during state visit claims Brexit Party leader

Farage banned from meeting Trump during state visit claims Brexit Party leader

The Brexit Party leader, whose party won last weekend’s EU elections by securing 32 percent of the vote, called decision “small minded and petty”. Speaking to the Sun Online, Mr Farage said: “The one person in this Country who has a good bridge to Donald Trump, is me. “You would have thought I might actually be useful to


The Brexit Party leader, whose party won last weekend’s EU elections by securing 32 percent of the vote, called decision “small minded and petty”.

Speaking to the Sun Online, Mr Farage said: “The one person in this Country who has a good bridge to Donald Trump, is me.

“You would have thought I might actually be useful to the British Government.” A Downing Street spokesman said today: “Who the President meets during his visit is of course a matter for him.”

US President Donald Trump will most likely share his thoughts on Britain’s Brexit turmoil during his visit to London between June 3 to 5.

He will also tell outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May that her successor should ban Huawei from building 5G networks.

Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, are set to be treated to a display of British royal pageantry during the visit, along with lunch with Queen Elizabeth, tea with heir Prince Charles, a banquet at Buckingham Palace and a tour of Westminster Abbey, coronation church of English monarchs for 1,000 years.

Ahead of his visit, Mr Trump lauded Britain’s most high-profile Brexit supporters – Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage – as his friends on Thursday.

The 72-year-old said: “Nigel Farage is a friend of mine. Boris is a friend of mine.

“I think they are big powers over there – I think they have done a good job.”

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“I like them. I mean they are friends of mine but I haven’t thought about supporting them. Maybe it’s not my business to support people, but I have a lot of respect for both of those men.”

Mr Farage also revealed to the Sun Online he regularly speaks to Mr Trump over the phone about how the UK is going to leave the EU.

Mr Farage said: “His entourage have been told by No10 that he’s not to meet me.

“Isn’t that bizarre? Absolutely bizarre. Doesn’t it sum up why British politics needs to change? The small minded, pettiness.

“I supported him publicly, I speak to him occasionally on the phone, but I was told it was not to happen.

“We are friends, we get on very well. When I’m in the States I see him, we chat.”

But a senior US administration official said to reporters in the US last night they were “not aware” of plans for President Trump to meet Mr Farage or Boris Johnson during his visit.(express)

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND FARAGE. PHOTO: CREDIT GOOGLE
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