Donald Trump will do a deal with Britain unlike 'loathsome creature' Obama, says Nigel Farage

Donald Trump is 'an opportunity for British business', says Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nigel Farage has expressed his happiness at Donald Trump's election victory, suggesting the president-elect will be far more willing to do a trade deal with the UK than "loathsome creature" Barack Obama. 

Mr Farage, the interim leader and figurehead of UKIP, told talkRADIO that, whereas Mr Obama had told the UK they would be "at the back of the line" for any post-Brexit deal with the US, Mr Trump has said precisely the opposite.

Speaking to James Whale, Mr Farage also suggested the soon-to-be-American leader should come over and "schmooze" Theresa May - but joked it's probably best he doesn't touch her.

Prior to Mr Trump's stunning victory on Tuesday, Mr Farage had talked of an ambassadorial role under the Republican billionaire, and he again raised the subject while talking to James.

Listen to the full interview above.

UPDATE: Nigel Farage's comments, having made national headlines since this article was published, have been strongly criticised by former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell in an interview with talkRADIO. Listen here

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