Nigel Farage has spoken highly about President Donald J. Trump following his personal meeting with the 45th President of the United States, the Brexit Party leader also claimed he could put together his own negotiations team.
Following Mr Farage’s meeting with the American leader, he Tweeted letting his supporters know that Mr Trump believed in Brexit, he wrote: “Good meeting with President Trump – he really believes in Brexit and is loving his trip to London.”
The ex UKIP leader also claimed that he could send his own team to negotiate with United States diplomats, In an interview with Mail Online the following his meeting with President Trump, Mr Farage said: “What I was very struck by over the course of this week was the extent to which the US administration has really put some thought and hard work into this.
“They really want to make this work.
“And I’m struck that the British position is greatly inferior to that.”
Mr Farage who’s party has been topping some of the Westminster voting intention polls described the UK’s position as a Brexit negotiator with EU leaders as “paralysed” and said over the next couple of weeks he will approach people who are “very senior in British industry” to build a team.
He added: “It dawned on me how much work America has done, and how little we’ve done.”
The longtime Brexiteer Farage spoke more in-depth about possible plans to build his own negotiations team, speaking on his LBC show Mr Farage said: “Perhaps after all these years as members of the EU we simply haven’t got people who are competent trade negotiators because it’s all been done by somebody else.
“And I certainly am now very, very keen given this lack of preparedness – I’m very, very keen to get a delegation of industrialists and business figures together to fly out to Washington DC to meet Bob Lighthizer, who is the Trump administration’s trade negotiator, and perhaps to start these discussions.
“If the Government can’t do it then maybe others will have to take that initiative.”
He continued: “What was most interesting about the meeting was the discussion of trade. And the extent to which I was left by both Donald Trump and Woody Johnson with the impression that the Americans are very, very prepared for their side of the negotiation, bear in mind all these things are a negotiation.
“13 different chapters where they have pretty much completed the work. When I asked the extent to which the British were ready for this, the answers I got back were pretty coy.
“I was left with the impression that we are behind the curve in every way.”
Mr Farage went on: “I think most people will agree yesterday went very, very well. Certainly, Donald Trump was very pleased with it,
“Clearly, it was a private meeting but what I can say is he was in top form, he was ebullient.
“He absolutely believes in Brexit, thinks it’s the right thing for the country to do. He’s obviously concerned it’s taking a very long time.”
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