Nigel Farage Casts Doubt On Government's Trump Story
5 January 2017, 23:11
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage isn't convinced that two of Theresa May's top aides actually met with senior members of Donald Trump's team, despite No.10's claims.
No.10 said tonight that May had "suggested it would be a good idea for key staff from both teams to meet...We are pleased to have been able to make that happen and the prime minister looks forward to visiting the new president in the spring."
It's understood that May's chiefs-of-staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill went to the US in December in a bid to help mend bridges with the transition team.
But Farage reckons they didn't meet the real power players of 'team Trump'.
"I think it's almost impossible that they could have got into Trump Tower, somebody would have recognised that photograph," said Farage.
"It sounds to me like they went to Washington, they might have met either the existing State Department or perhaps some of Trump's transition team down there.
"It seems to me that whatever spin No.10 is trying to put on this tonight, frankly we are no nearer - officially - having a closer relationship with Trump's team, which I consider to be a shame."
The Nigel Farage Show starts Monday at 7pm on LBC.