Nigel Farage: 'Donald Trump wants to talk to Britain but Theresa May isn't interested'

'Donald Trump wants to talk to the UK, but the government won't talk to me about our meetings', says Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage at Trump Tower

Monday, December 19, 2016

Nigel Farage claims he wants to help the UK's relationship with Donald Trump - but the Government won't talk to him about his meetings with the US President-elect as "the boss", Theresa May, doesn't want to hear about it.

Farage met Mr Trump for around an hour on November 12, making him the first UK politician to meet the billionaire since the US presidential election. 

Speculation has also arisen that the former UKIP leader may be offered a job by Mr Trump, after he reportedly visited Trump Tower on Thursday night.

Farage told Paul Ross: "This new president loves the United Kingdom, thinks that Brexit is a great thing to do, and he wants to talk to us.

"You would have thought... that the Government would have wanted some kind of debrief [after my meeting with Trump] he continued." However: "When I tried to speak to people they are less than willing, the boss doesn’t want them to.

"I would happily do anything I can to help, but I think where I specifically could really help this country is with the incoming administration in America.

"I’m talking about a proper working relationship between two of the greatest nations of the world who sadly under Obama have seen that relationship decline."

Listen to the full interview above