Nigel Farage to be Donald Trump’s go-between amid claims Special Relationship with US is faltering
Ministers will use Nigel Farage as an intermediary to build bridges with Donald Trump following accusations that the “special relationship” is faltering in the wake of his election.
The Telegraph understands that ministers will be forced to seek Mr Farage’s advice because they have no links to the President-elect’s inner circle.
Mrs May spoke to Mr Trump for the first time since his victory – but not until after he had spoken to the leaders of at least nine other nations.
Downing Street said that during the call, Mr Trump said that the UK is a “very, very special place for me and for our country” and suggested that he wants their relationship to be similar to the one enjoyed by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
and Farage displays his diplomatic skills:
Nigel Farage calls US President Barack Obama a ‘loathsome individual’
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has described US President Barack Obama as a “loathsome individual” and a “creature” who “couldn’t stand our country”.
He told Talk Radio he “couldn’t be happier” about Donald Trump’s US election victory and that he would work to further trade relations.
Mr Farage said he would advise him: “Come and schmooze Theresa [May], but don’t touch her, for goodness’ sake.”
Mr Trump and Mr Farage campaigned alongside one another in August.