Nigel Farage-Donald Trump meeting is nothing new, says former British ambassador

'People in Europe need to calm down about Donald Trump', says former British ambassador

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

Monday, November 14, 2016

A former British ambassador to the US has said that Nigel Farage's meeting with Donald Trump is "just part of the game" and people shouldn't get too worked up about it.

Christopher Meyer spoke to Sam Delaney after Downing Street came under fire for refusing to use Mr Farage, the first British politician to meet Mr Trump since his election victory, to build links with the American president-elect.

Meyer said that Mr Trump won't discuss serious policies with Mr Farage and the meeting is nothing unusual. He said that, in his time in Washington "there were always people coming out to DC claiming to have intimate relations with the president...it's just part of the game. I don't think this is a story that's going to travel very far.

"[The people behind Theresa May are] doing the hard work building the contacts, so when Theresa May goes out there for the first time, she will already have a network.

“I think in Europe people just need to calm down a bit and start engaging with the transition team."

Listen to the full interview to find out more

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