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Donald Trump meets with Nigel Farage – after turning down Corbyn

Nigel Farage was seen visiting the US ambassador's residence in London where President Donald Trump is staying during his state visit.

The Brexit Party leader was snapped in the back of a blacked-out car on his way into Winfield House, the US Ambassador's 12.5 acre residence in Regent's Park.

His visit follows the end of President Trump's official engagements for the day.

BREXIT PARTY: Farage has been seen entering the US ambassador's residence in London (Pic: Reuters)

The US President has been in the UK for two days so far on a three-day state visit.

He has previously spoken positively of Mr Farage, suggesting he should play a role in Brexit negotiations.

After the meeting, Farage tweeted: "Good meeting with President Trump – he really believes in Brexit and is loving his trip to London."

MEETING: The Brexit Party leader was snapped in the back of a blacked-out car (Pic: Reuters)

TRUMP: The US President has previously spoken positively of Mr Farage (Pic: Reuters)

The meeting follows reports that Number 10 was “paying close attention” to the Presidents itinerary, limiting opportunities for him to meet his Brexiteer “friends” – and causing embarrassment to Theresa May and the Queen.

But a Downing Street spokesman said on Friday night: “Who the President meets during his visit is of course a matter for him.”

Last week a source close to Mr Farage refused to reveal whether he had been invited.

He said the Brexit Party leader “isnt the kind of person to speak about it beforehand. It would be rude."

Asked if he planned to meet Farage and Boris Johnson ahead of this week's trip, Donald Trump said: “Well, I may. Nigel Farage is a friend of mine, Boris is a friend of mine.

“Theyre two very good guys, very interesting people. Nigel's had a big victory. Hes picked up 32% of the vote starting from nothing.Read More – Source
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