Nigel Farage squeezed in at last second to dine with Donald Trump

first_img 29,216 Views Monday 27 Feb 2017, 8:35 AM Nigel Farage ‘squeezed in at last second’ to dine with Donald Trump Farage tweeted a picture of himself smiling broadly while sitting down with the US President. Source: Benny/Twitter In a statement to the Guardian, 10 Downing Street downplayed the significance of Farage meeting Trump in such a manner and said that the President would not believe that he was being briefed on official UK policy during any discussions.A spokesperson said: “We have an excellent ambassador who has and does meet the administration, including President Trump. We have formal, well-established processes for communicating with the US administration and those are the ones we use.“They know we communicate through the existing channels, I’m 100% certain they are aware of that.”Earlier this week, Farage told American conservatives that Britain’s vote to leave the EU and Trump’s presidential victory launched a “great global revolution” that will spread through more western nations.Farage received a warm welcome at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he praised Trump’s “quite remarkable” victory.“2016, we did it!” boomed the former head of UKIP.“Just as Brexit becomes more popular by the day, President Trump will become more popular in America by the day,” he said.With reporting from AFP – – © AFP, 2017Read: Father of SEAL killed in Yemen refuses to meet with Donald TrumpRead: ‘Hey Trump, are you up?’ There was a political edge to the Oscars last night NIGEL FARAGE DINED in illustrious company at the weekend, when he sat down with US President Donald Trump for dinner in the latter’s Washington hotel at the weekend.However, it is believed that Farage only managed to secure a last minute invitation to the meal, which also had Trump’s daughter Ivanka, senior White House advisor Jared Kushner and Florida Governor Rick Scott also in attendance.The UKIP stalwart tweeted a picture of himself at the dinner table with a look of delight on his face. Feb 27th 2017, 8:35 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray Share Tweet Email Short URL Image: Nigel Farage via Twitter Two things:1. Farage was not invited to this dinner. Squeezed in at last second2. Sec. State Tillerson is dining w/wife alone across room— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2017 Journalist Benny Johnson, who was at the same venue, said that secret service personnel “swarmed the place” just before Trump arrived.Johnson wrote a blog on everything he witnessed that evening, and said that Farage had just happened to be in the restaurant sipping a cocktail and met Trump in the foyer before getting a last minute invite to dine with the President.He later asked Farage what it was like to have dinner with Trump, who replied: “You know what amazes me about your president? He is a regular bloke. Truly. Just a normal chap.”When asked what they talked about, Farage said: “Nothing that interesting”. Source: Nigel Farage/Twitter 41 Comments Dinner with The Donald. pic.twitter.com/KAdvZ84d2Y— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 26, 2017 Image: Nigel Farage via Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3260931 last_img

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