Donald Trump: Nigel Farage would be great UK ambassador

By BBC
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Nigel Farage met Donald Trump shortly after his election

President-elect Donald Trump has said UKIP leader Nigel Farage would make a good British ambassador to the US. Mr Trump said "many people" would like to see Mr Farage as ambassador and he would do a "great job".


Mr Farage helped Mr Trump during his US presidential election campaign and was the first British politician to meet him following his victory.
This was seen by some as a snub to UK Prime Minister Theresa May who will not meet Mr Trump until early next year.
Mr Trump tweeted: "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"

Mr Farage, who is UKIP's interim leader, met Mr Trump at Trump Tower in New York, and said there was a "real opportunity" for improved UK trade with the US.
He also spoke in support of Mr Trump at election rallies in the US during the campaign.
Mr Trump has spoken to Mrs May by phone and there have been other contacts between British ministers and representatives of the incoming administration.