The leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), and a friend of Donald Trump, seemed to deny interest in Trump’s backing for him to be UK’s ambassador to the U.S.
In an interview with Sky News on Tuesday, UKIP leader Nigel Farage appeared to reject Donald Trump’s endorsement for him to be the next British ambassador to the U.S.
On Monday evening, Trump tweeted that Farage would be a “great” pick for ambassador:
Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
Asked by a Sky News reporter on Tuesday if he’s up for the job, Farage laughed and said: “Oh, I don’t think I’m the ambassadorial type.” He added: “I’m not sure diplomacy is necessarily at the top of my list of skills.”
Prime Minister Theresa May, for her part, was quick to reject Trump’s call for a new ambassador, on Tuesday morning:
“There is no vacancy,” a Downing Street spokesman said when asked about Trump’s remark on Tuesday. “We already have an excellent ambassador to the US.”
Still, Trump and Farage will no doubt continue their friendship. They met at Trump Tower this past weekend, and Farage introduced Trump at a rally in August. Farage was key to the UK’s shocking Brexit vote this year.
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