‘Golden opportunity’ for Theresa May to beat EU over White House trade deals
But in fact, Team Trump has become so close to Mr Farage’s people that they called them in the early hours of Wednesday to ask for the correct Downing Street number to call Mrs May.
Contrary to reports, Mrs May was only called after the leaders of Ireland, Mexico, Israel and others because the victorious Republican camp did not have her direct contact details.
A source close to Mr Farage said: “We were surprised to receive a call from Trump’s campaign team asking for a number for Downing Street, which we happily obliged. It is all the more ironic that the man Number 10 has described as an ‘irrelevance’ was actually responsible for the first contact between Mr Trump and Mrs May.”
Speaking on American TV yesterday, Mr Farage said: “I think he has got to meet her. Mrs May’s team has been quite rude about Trump, so there are some fences to be mended. Trump is an Anglophile – he understands and recognises what our two great nations have done together. And, thank goodness we are coming towards the end of an American president who loathed Britain.