Trump: Farage would 'do great job' as ambassador

Trump: Farage would 'do great job' as ambassador


Donald Trump has come out in support of Nigel Farage being appointed Britain's ambassador to the US.

The US president-elect said the interim UKIP leader would do a "great job".

Mr Trump tweeted late on Monday night: "Many people would like to see @Nigel--Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"

The pair met just days after the billionaire beat Hillary Clinton in the polls.

Following that meeting Mr Farage offered to act as Downing Street's go-between with Mr Trump - a suggestion that was turned down.

No 10 said Mr Farage could not be the "third person" in the relationship between Theresa May and her US counterpart and insisted that the Government had "well-established" channels of communication.

Mr Farage also called for Britain's ambassador in Washington - Sir Kim Darroch - to resign  because he is a "fanatical Europhile and part of the old regime" whose views would be "diametrically opposed to Trump's".

He told Sky's Adam Boulton: "I would have thought it would be more sensible to put someone there who was likely to get on with Team Trump."



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