Trump causes frenzy in United Kingdom politics over choice of envoy

Trump causes frenzy in United Kingdom politics over choice of envoy

"Trump suggested in a tweet Monday that Farage, the interim leader of the nationalist and anti-immigrant U.K. Independence Party and the leading figure behind the country's withdrawal from the European Union, be the next ambassador to the U.S".

On Monday, Downing Street said the British government was considering inviting Trump for a state visit in 2017.

Mr Trump said: "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States".

"People can say what they like. The ambassador there is very very good, as we've seen", Davis told the BBC.

Mr Salmond also brought up a leaked memo written by the current ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch, which embarrassingly suggested the United Kingdom was well placed to help Mr Trump "evolve" his more outlandish campaign pledges. Darroch did not reply to requests for comment.

During the visit Farage urged the President-elect to return the bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which was removed by President Obama in a snub to the United Kingdom.

The proximity between Trump and Farage has often been highlighted, first during the election campaign and when Farage became the first worldwide leader to meet the real estate mogul after he emerged victorious.

His cozy relationship with Mr Trump developed during the presidential campaign, when he briefly appeared with the Republican nominee, and he was the first foreign politician to meet with Mr Trump after the election.

The UK has rejected a suggestion by Donald Trump that it should appoint the figureheard of the Brexit movement, Nigel Farage, as ambassador to the US.

Trump and Farage have struck up a friendship over the last few months, with Farage even acting as a guest speaker at a Trump rally in Jackson during the United States presidential campaign. "I don't think he would take a peerage to be honest". Trump introduced Farage to the crowd as "Mr Brexit".

Wigmore said that Trump "did suggest that we should campaign on it" and that the conversation "spurred us in and we will be going for it", according to the New York Times. The dislike of me, UKIP, and the referendum result is more important to them than what could be good for our country. "This is a man with whom we can do business", Farage posted.

Farage wrote on the U.S. site that he would "do anything to help our national interest and to help cement ties with the incoming Anglophile administration".

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