UK building contacts with US president-elect: PM’s spokeswoman

The United Kingdom has established ways of contacting US President-elect Donald Trump and is building ties with the billionaire businessman, according to the office of Prime Minister Theresa May.

The prime minister’s official spokeswoman made the remarks on Monday when asked about a recent US trip by UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage, a leading Brexit campaigner.  

Farage met the US president-elect on Saturday at his New York residence Trump Tower, spending two hours discussing “global politics, and the status of Brexit.” The British politician also suggested that he should become a “go-between” for the government and the next US administration.

“We have established routes of engagement with the President-elect and his team. Our diplomatic staff have been building those contacts and links in the run up to the election,” the spokeswoman said.

Donald Trump (L) and Nigel Farage at Trump Tower in New York on November, 12, 2016. (Photo by the…

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