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US News Downing Street 'bans Donald Trump from meeting Nigel Farage' during visit to Britain next week

13:45  03 july  2018
13:45  03 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Theresa May has been accused of trying to stop Donald Trump from meeting Nigel Farage is on his visit to the UK next week . A Whitehall source said a ban on a meeting with Mr Farage , the former UK Independence Party leader

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump). Many people would like to see @ Nigel _ Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. Farage has no diplomatic experience but worked hard to align himself with Trump during the US election campaign.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls © Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Downing Street has blocked any chance forDonald Trump to meet Nigel Farage when he visits Britain next week, it was claimed today.

Whitehall sources said officials have been ordered not to make space for the President to meet the ex-Ukip leader during talks on the visit schedule.

Theresa May has repeatedly refused to make use of Mr Farage's friendship with Mr Trump. The pair campaigned together in the 2016 US elections.

a person in a suit standing in front of a building: Downing Street has blocked efforts for Donald Trump to meet Nigel Farage (pictured together in November 2016) when he visits Britain next week, it was claimed today © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Downing Street has blocked efforts for Donald Trump to meet Nigel Farage (pictured together in November 2016) when he visits Britain next week, it was claimed today Mr Farage told MailOnline it was a 'wasted opportunity' to 'build bridges between the administrations'. 

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Donald Trump will make a “working visit ” to the UK on Friday 13 July, the UK and US have both confirmed, with the US president set to meet the Queen during the trip. So his visit to Britain will be an important opportunity to underline the importance of free speech and the right to protest.”

The meeting is likely to cause concern in Downing Street , following reports that the “special Nigel Farage waits to ascend in a Trump Tower elevator. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP. Earlier, speaking on Fox News, Farage said Trump must meet May to mend fences between the UK and the US.

The President will visit Britain next week for the first time since his election and officials are still finalising the details. 

Mr Trump's programme is expected to include meeting the Queen, talks with the Prime Minister and golf at his courses in Scotland.

Mr Farage said: 'Clearly they (Downing Street) are very keen that I don't meet the President or his entourage when they are over.

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Desperate to interpose itself between Farage and Trump , Downing Street decided to deploy its biggest weapon, the Queen. Nigel Farage and Donald Trump at Trump Tower. Composite: Reuters/Getty.

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The entire visit is thought to last three days.

While the trip is a working visit, it will be a simpler affair as Trump has not received an invitation from the Queen on the advice of the government. In addition to this, as it is not a state visit, the President will have to cover his own costs.  

Windsor Castle is set to be closed to the public on July 13, suggesting that this is when Trump will meet the Queen, but details have not been confirmed.

The Coldstream Guards, the oldest regiment in the British Army, are also rumoured to honour the Trumps on their arrival but Buckingham Palace has not confirmed the arrangements.

Theresa May standing next to a woman: Theresa May (pictured in the Commons last night) has repeatedly refused to make use of Mr Farage's friendship with Mr Trump © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Theresa May (pictured in the Commons last night) has repeatedly refused to make use of Mr Farage's friendship with Mr Trump

'If I was to ask I would do that through the White House - but if that is the British Government's position, I would not want to want to put the White House into a position of embarassment.

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Donald Trump has scrapped plans to visit Britain next month. Downing Street had hoped to confirm the dates this week . Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage , an ally of the US President, suggested that concerns about protests may have been the real reason for the visit 's cancellation.

Nigel Farage (right) arrives at Trump Tower for his meeting with Donald Trump . Ukip said that during the meeting Farage stressed the importance of Britain ’s relationship with the US and asked the president-elect to return Nigel Farage plans inauguration party as Europe's far-right leaders visit US.

'It strikes me as ludicrous because I could be helpful as a bridge between the administrations. 

'It's a wasted opportunity.'  

Mr Farage said the President's appearance at the Nato summit on his way to Britain would be a 'very important global event'.

But he questioned what Mrs May's government would be able to achieve.

He said: 'The sense I get from Washington is a sense of bewilderment that Brexit is taking so long.  

No 10 sources insisted they were 'not even aware of a meeting being requested' adding that 'either way we are not trying to stop one'.

Mr Farage and the US President have met each other several times and are good friends.

Mr Trump declared himself 'Mr Brexit' after talking with the ex Ukip leader bout Britain's departure from the bloc.

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Mr Farage campaigned for Mr Trump during the 2016 presidential election, capitalising on his role in the Brexit campaign © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Farage campaigned for Mr Trump during the 2016 presidential election, capitalising on his role in the Brexit campaign

And Mr Farage went to America where he posted a snap of himself meeting Mr trump shortly after his election at the end of 2016.

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Mr Trump is expected to arrive late next Thursday evening, but his first full day will be on Friday, July 13 and the entire visit is thought to last three days.

While the trip is a working visit, it will be a simpler affair as Trump has not received an invitation from the Queen on the advice of the government. In addition to this, as it is not a state visit, the President will have to cover his own costs.  

Windsor Castle is set to be closed to the public on July 13, suggesting that this is when Trump will meet the Queen, but details have not been confirmed. Ambassador Woody Johnson told Sky: ‘Yes, yes, I mean he has to see the head of state.

‘Putting his foot on British soil, it's job one, it's very important, very symbolic. Meeting Her Majesty is the most important thing, because she's the head of state, and from then on, it'll be what the president wants to do.’

The Coldstream Guards, the oldest regiment in the British Army, are also rumoured to honour the Trumps on their arrival but Buckingham Palace has not confirmed the arrangements.

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