Nigel Farage, Arron Banks and Raheem Kassam meet Trump at Trump Tower


Blackleaf
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Nigel Farage has been spotted at Trump Tower as he becomes the first British politician to meet the new President-elect.

The interim Ukip leader met with Donald Trump in New York to discuss 'freedom and winning'.

Mr Farage has now beaten Prime Minister Theresa May to a summit with Mr Trump and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said the meetings went well.

Mr Farage was joined on the trip by Ukip donor and co-founder of Leave.EU Arron Banks and Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London who was previously Farage's chief advisor and who ran in the Ukip leadership race before pulling out.

A golden welcome! A beaming Nigel Farage poses with Donald Trump in his New York bling palace after beating Theresa May to become the first British politician to meet the new President-elect


Interim Ukip leader Farage travelled to New York to meet Donald Trump

Pair discussed 'freedom and winning' revealed Trump campaign manager

Brexiteer says
he would do the job of US ambassador to the EU 'very well'
Farage has warned Theresa May to 'mend fences' with the President-elect


By Matt Hunter and Alex Matthews For Mailonline
13 November 2016

Nigel Farage has been spotted at Trump Tower as he becomes the first British politician to meet the new President-elect.

The interim Ukip leader met with Donald Trump in New York to discuss 'freedom and winning'.

Mr Farage has now beaten Prime Minister Theresa May to a summit with Mr Trump and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said the meetings went well.


Nigel Farage tweeted this amazing photograph with the President-elect Donald Trump


Ukip financial backer and co-founder of Leave.EU Arron Banks (second left) with Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Raheem Kassam (far right), who pulled out of the Ukip leadership race last month and who is also editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London and who was previously Farage's chief advisor


Mr Farage posted a number of tweets about his time with Mr Trump. He said the President-elect was 'a man with whom we can do business'


Pictured: Interim Ukip leader Nigel Farage is pictured in an elevator with fellow party member Raheem Kassam during a visit to Trump Tower in New York


The interim Ukip leader said Mr Trump had a 'very positive reaction' to the idea of returning a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office


Mr Farage publicly supported Trump's Presidential campaign and joined him on the trail at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was introduced by his friend as 'Mr Brexit'


The Leave campaign posted this message on Twitter about the Trump/Farage visit

She told the Guardian: 'All these meetings are incredibly productive.'

Downing Street moved to try and play down the significance of the Ukip leader's meeting with Mr Trump.

A spokesman for Mrs May said that No 10 'has been consistent that Mr Farage has no role' in the Government's relationship with the incoming US administration.

Mr Farage was seen getting into a gold-plated elevator at Trump Tower with Raheem Kassam, who made a bid to be his replacement at Ukip, only to take himself out of the running last month.

The meeting came after Mr Farage said he would do 'very well' as the US ambassador to the EU if given the chance.

Mr Farage publicly supported Trump's Presidential campaign and joined him on the trail at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was introduced by his friend as 'Mr Brexit'.

Such is his fondness for the Republican that he even watched the election results come in at the US presidential night party at the US embassy in London, before catching an early morning flight to America.

Earlier this week, on LBC Radio, Mr Farage said: 'Is he going to offer me a job? I'm hoping he might do.


Mr Farage said he would do 'very well' as the Trump administration's ambassador to the EU


Pictured, Mr Farage is snapped by photographers as he stands in a lift at Trump Tower

'He will be in need of a proper Eurosceptic ambassador in Brussels for the European Union. I would rather like that job.'

He added: 'Being a foreigner will not disqualify me. As long as we can bring the EU down, it doesn't matter how we do it.'

Mr Farage, who is serving as interim Ukip leader until next month, said he would do the job 'very well' having been an MEP in Brussels for nearly two decades.

During a US visit, he was asked on Fox News why Mr Trump should meet the PM after the things senior Tories had said about him.

He said: 'I think he has got to meet her. Mrs May's team have 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 between us.


Pictured, Mr Farge shares a joke with his Mr Kassam as they visit the President-elect's team at Trump Tower in New York


If Mr Farage does meet with the President-elect he will beat PM Theresa May to be the first British politician to hold a summit (pictured, he smiles at photographers in Trump Tower)

'And, thank goodness, we are coming towards the end of an American president who loathed Britain.

'One of the things we can do, we can have between us a sensible trade relationship, cut tariffs. We are massive investors in each other's countries. There's a bright future.'

The interim Ukip leader has suggested that 'insulting' comments about Mr Trump by senior Tories may have been the reason why Mrs May was only tenth on the President-elect's list of foreign leaders to call after his surprise win last Tuesday.

His remarks came after it emerged Mrs May's two joint chief's of staff had attacked Mr Trump on social media before taking up their current posts.

Fiona Hill posted last December: 'Donald Trump is a chump,' while her colleague Nick Timothy wrote in March: 'American politics was depressing enough before Trump took off.'


Mr Farage publically supported Trump's Presidential campaign and joined him at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was introduced as 'Mr Brexit' (pictured)

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was scathing about Mr Trump's attitude to Muslims while he was mayor of London last December, saying: 'I think Donald Trump is clearly out of his mind if he thinks that's a sensible way to proceed, to ban people going to the United States in that way, or to any country.

'What he's doing is playing the game of the terrorists and those who seek to divide us. That's exactly the kind of reaction they hope to produce.

'I think he's betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him frankly unfit to hold the office of President of the United States.'

While pushing for a meeting between the President-elect and Mrs May, the interim Ukip leader appeared to make light of a now infamous 2005 videotape of Mr Trump in which he boasted about being able to grope women because of his celebrity.

'I will be encouraging him to make the UK his priority. I am now going to become a diplomat. "Come and schmooze Theresa, don't touch her for goodness' sake". If it comes to it I could be the responsible adult and make sure everything's okay,' he told TalkRadio.

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Last edited by Blackleaf; Nov 13th, 2016 at 06:46 AM..
 
Curious Cdn
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Is that how you legitimize yourself in British politics ... by becoming a US President's pet poodle?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Is that how you legitimize yourself in British politics ... by becoming a US President's pet poodle?

You're just jealous that Britain plays a big role on the world stage, unlike Canada.

As for Farage being Trump's "poodle": Farage has not been dependent on Trump for anything. It is Farage and Brexit which have actually helped Trump to become President. Trump has been getting advice from Farage and using Brexit to get himself into the White House.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

You're just jealous that Britain plays a big role on the world stage, unlike Canada.

No, I gag when I see lick-spittles like Farange making a date with a fascist demagogue. "Peace within our times", eh Nigel?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

No, I gag when I see lick-spittles like Farange making a date with a fascist demagogue. "Peace within our times", eh Nigel?

Two great politicians - including the most successful British politician of this era - who have rescued their countries from the cluitches of the liberal elite meeting each other for discussions. That's what politicians do.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Trump isn't a politician, at all which is a big part of why the Hillbillies just eldcted him. He ain't guvvermint (yet).

Farange, "great" politician? Scary clown is closer to the truth. He is another throw-away, soon to be forgotten.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Trump isn't a politician

Yes, he is. He's soon to be the president of a country. He was elected on Tuesday.

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Farange, "great" politician?

He's the greatest and most successful British politician of the age. He's spent years taking on the might of the British and global establishment to get Britain out of the awful EU and he's won.

Quote:

Scary clown is closer to the truth.

What's scary about him?

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He is another throw-away, soon to be forgotten.

How will he soon be forgotten? He's the guy who has taken Britain out of the EU. How will that ever be forgotten? The guy will also likely be made a lord and have a statue of himself outside Westminster (or, at least, they are what SHOULD happen).
 
tay
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Raheem Kassam? Sounds kinda muzzy to me. Maybe they should have left him at home.......
 
Remington1
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Ahhhh so sweet, reminds me of Lenny and Squiggy, except this duo is much richer, more polish, but same big smile.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Raheem Kassam? Sounds kinda muzzy to me. Maybe they should have left him at home.......



Born to Muslim immigrant parents in Hillingdon, the westernmost of London's 32 boroughs, Raheem’s managed electoral campaigns in both the UK and USA and regularly writes and comments in the media about counter-terrorism, US politics and the Middle East.

At just 30, he is a veteran of almost every right-leaning thinktank going: the Bow Group, the Henry Jackson Society, Young Britons’ Foundation… though press reports he was setting up a UK arm of the Tea Party have so far failed to realise. He’s also experienced life outside politics, having worked for the consultancy firm Lehman Brothers.

He was raised in the liberal Ismaili sect of Shia Islam, but wrote in 2016 that he had not been a practising Muslim for over a decade. Kassam is an atheist, stating that Christopher Hitchens' rejection of religious faith ("religions are versions of the same untruth") inspired him. He considers the niqab and Sharia to be tools of "cultural jihad" and condemns what he describes as an "Islamophobia industry".

Kassam was educated at Bishopshalt School, a state comprehensive school in Uxbridge, Hillingdon, and St. Helen's College, Hillingdon, proceeding to study Politics at the University of Westminster.

Kassan and James Delingpole set up the London edition of the American conservative news outlet Breitbart News.

Following a period with the Conservatives, Kassam became a UKIP voter in late 2013 and joined the party early in the following year, soon becoming Farage's senior advisor.



After the resignation of Diane James as UKIP leader in October 2016, Kassam launched a campaign to become the new leader. On announcing his bid, he stated that he wanted to "stop infighting within UKIP", "address the deep cultural and social divides in this country", and "to become the real opposition and put this feckless Labour Party to bed." His campaign slogan was "Make UKIP great again". In an interview with Evan Davis on the BBC's Newsnight, Kassam announced his intentions to resolve UKIP's "existential crisis" and pledged to grow UKIP's membership to 100,000. In the same interview he also suggested that Donald Trump would be a better President of the United States than Hillary Clinton.

Kassam's activity on social media has attracted negative attention. In June 2016 he posted a tweet (later deleted) suggesting First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon should have her "mouth taped shut. And her legs, so she can't reproduce". After being criticised by the Scottish National Party MP Stewart McDonald on twitter, Kassam replied that he would not be lectured to by a "National Socialist party". He later apologised. He has tweeted in the past that Suzanne Evans, a candidate in the second 2016 leadership election, should "**** off for good" and questioned whether Labour MP Angela Eagle attended a "special needs class".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raheem_Kassam (external - login to view)
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Trump isn't a politician, at all which is a big part of why the Hillbillies just eldcted him. He ain't guvvermint (yet).

Farange, "great" politician? Scary clown is closer to the truth. He is another throw-away, soon to be forgotten.

I think you need a little salt . The world is coming to an end . The jack boots are here .
Come on I think you may be coming a little unhinged , the man hasn't even taken office .
 
davesmom
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

I think you need a little salt . The world is coming to an end . The jack boots are here .
Come on I think you may be coming a little unhinged , the man hasn't even taken office .



Salt? How about a swift kick in the a s s?
CC is the most negative poster ever, anywhere! Never has a good or a positive thing to say about anything or anybody. What a sad little life he/she/it must live!
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post


Kassam's activity on social media has attracted negative attention. In June 2016 he posted a tweet (later deleted) suggesting First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon should have her "mouth taped shut. And her legs, so she can't reproduce". After being criticised by the Scottish National Party MP Stewart McDonald on twitter, Kassam replied that he would not be lectured to by a "National Socialist party". He later apologised. He has tweeted in the past that Suzanne Evans, a candidate in the second 2016 leadership election, should "**** off for good" and questioned whether Labour MP Angela Eagle attended a "special needs class".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raheem_Kassam (external - login to view)



Yes that sounds like a Muslims view on women.....
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by davesmomView Post

Salt? How about a swift kick in the a s s?
CC is the most negative poster ever, anywhere! Never has a good or a positive thing to say about anything or anybody. What a sad little life he/she/it must live!

No he is a fireman don't you know .
 
Blackleaf
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We're the Brex Pistols! The riotous inside story of Farage and his Ukip posse's astonishing coup as he became the first foreign politician to meet President-elect Trump



The smiles in the photograph say it all. A triumphant Nigel Farage is relishing becoming the first foreign party leader to meet president-elect Donald Trump. Standing outside the breath-takingly opulent gold-and-diamond front door of the future president's £80million penthouse in Trump Tower, New York, Farage's beaming visage caused consternation not just in Downing Street but in capitals throughout the EU. Theresa May has had to be content with a mere telephone call from Trump - and even then she had to wait until nine other countries' leaders were called, although at least she was ahead of Germany and France.
 
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