Donald Trump has come out in support of Nigel Farage being appointed Britain’s ambassador to the US.
The US President-elect said the interim UKIP leader would do a “great job”.
Mr Trump tweeted late on Monday night: “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!”
Although Mr Farage has expressed an interest in assisting Team Trump, the politician has recently said that he doesn’t think of himself as the “ambassadorial type”.
The pair met just days after the billionaire beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election – weeks after appearing on the campaign trail together in Mississippi.
Following the post-victory meeting in Trump Tower, Mr Farage offered to act as Downing Street’s go-between with Mr Trump – a suggestion that was turned down.
Number 10 said Mr Farage could not be the “third person” in the relationship between Theresa May and her US counterpart and insisted that the Government had “well-established” channels of communication.
Mr Farage also called for Britain’s ambassador in Washington – Sir Kim Darroch – to resign because he is a “fanatical Europhile and part of the old regime” whose views would be “diametrically opposed to Trump’s”.
He told Sky’s Adam Boulton: “I would have thought it would be more sensible to put someone there who was likely to get on with Team Trump.”