Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader who promoted the British referendum to quit the European Union (Brexit), became the first British politician to meet Donald Trump since he became US president elect. Asked what they talked about when they met at Trump Tower in New York, he said “freedom and winning.”
Trump's spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway said the meeting had been "very productive.” Farage said he had been especially pleased by the president elect’s positive reaction to his request to return the bust of Winston Churchill to the White House Oval Office from where it had been replaced by Martin Luther King.
Crispin Blunt, chairman of the UK foreign affairs select committee, described as "completely implausible" the idea that Farage would have an ambassadorial role in a Trump administration, telling the BBC there was "no need for Nigel.” Prime Minister Theresa May planned to meet Trump after his inauguration next January.
Opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn advised Donald Trump to “grow up and understand that the US economy depended on immigrant labor.”