Brits nix Farage as ‘a bridge’ to Trump

The British government says it doesn’t need maverick anti-European politician Nigel Farage to be its go-between with the incoming Trump administration.

Senior figures in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government reject the idea after Farage, former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, argued he would be ideal given his bond formed on the US presidential campaign trail with Trump.

“I can help to be a bridge between the government … and not just Donald Trump, but his team and his administration. I would like to do that,” Farage told BBC radio.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says Britain has “a perfectly good ambassador in Washington.”

The US president-elect met Farage last month at Trump Tower and tweeted that Farage would make an excellent ambassador to the United States.

— AP

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