Nigel Farage meets Donald Trump and reveals President-elect’s team has ‘reservations’ about Theresa May Government

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Donald Trump with Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader CREDIT UKIP

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Nigel Farage has revealed that Donald Trump’s inner team have reservations about Theresa May’s Government, after meeting the President-elect at the White House.

The Ukip leader, who on Saturday became the first foreign politician to meet Mr Trump, told The Telegraph that during his visit Mr Trump’s team raised concerns about comments by Mrs May and her Cabinet in the run up to the US election.

He said that despite the concerns he is “extremely optimistic” about the prospect of a post-Brexit trade deal after meeting with Mr Trump and his advisers at Trump Tower in New York.

Mr Farage used his hour long meeting with Mr Trump to persuade him to return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office.

The bust was removed by Barack Obama in 2008, prompting a furious reaction from leading British politicians including Boris Johnson, who is now Foreign Secretary.

Mr Farage said that Mr Trump, an Anglophile, was “excited” by the idea and was “very positive” about returning the bust to the Oval Office.

However he warned that Mrs May will have to “mend some fences” if she is to build a successful relationship with Mr Trump following “rude comments” during the EU referendum.

Last year Mr Trump prompted a backlash from senior British politicians, including Mrs May, after claiming that London has become so radicalised that police are afraid to walk the streets.

.@: “What we have to do is follow the example given to us over thirty years ago by Reagan and Thatcher.”

Mrs May, the then Home Secretary, said that Mr Trump was “completely wrong” while a third of the current cabinet – nine of the 23 members – publicly attacked Mr Trump.

Mr Farage said that while Mr Trump said he had enjoyed a “nice conversation” with Mrs May when they spoke last week, the rest of his team were less impressed.

“He said he had spoken to her bad had a nice conversation, although some of his team had reservations about what members of the Cabinet have said during the election,” Mr Farage said. “Believe you me his team are conscious of the comments.”

He said that Mr Trump’s election as President is “brilliant news and good for Britain”.

Asked why Mr Trump had singled him out for a meeting, Mr Farage said: “He was very grateful I put my head over the parapet and he recognised that.  His whole team are pro Britain . I am extremely optimistic about Britain’s future.”

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Last week The Telegraph disclosed that Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, was planning to consult Mr Farage before flying out to the US. He was subsequently barred from doing so by Downing Street.

Mr Farage said that Downing Street blocked Mr Fox from speaking to him because “they resent me”.

Mr Farage, who became friends with Mr Trump during the election campaign and appeared at a rally with him, met the President elect after visiting Trump Tower.

In an appearance on Fox News on Saturday, Mr Farage said that Mrs May’s team has been “quite rude” about Mr Trump. He is urging Mr Trump to meet her and hopes that the relationship will be similar to that of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

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In earlier comments Mr Farage said: “It was a great honour to spend time with Donald Trump. He was relaxed, and full of good ideas. I’m confident he will be a good President.

“His support for the US-UK relationship is very strong. This is a man with whom we can do business”.

“I was especially pleased at his very positive reaction to the idea that Sir Winston Churchill’s bust should be put back in the Oval Office”.

Mr Farage, who became friends with Mr Trump during the election campaign and appeared at a rally with him, met the President elect after visiting Trump Tower.

In an appearance on Fox News on Saturday, Mr Farage said that Mrs May’s team has been “quite rude” about Mr Trump. He is urging Mr Trump to meet her and hopes that the relationship will be similar to that of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

Mr Farage said: “He understands and recognises what our two great nations have done together between us. “And thank goodness we’re coming to the end of an American president who loathed us.” He said they ignored criticism and their policies “made the world a better place”.

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