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Farage e Trump encontraram-se. E falaram de “liberdade e ganhar” / Beaming Nigel Farage becomes first British politician to meet Donald Trump since election /Boris Johnson refuses to attend the urgent EU foreign ministers’ meeting to discuss the impact of Donald Trump

Farage e Trump encontraram-se. E falaram de “liberdade e ganhar”

PÚBLICO 12/11/2016 – 21:53

Líder interino do UKIP foi o primeiro político britânico a ser recebido pelo Presidente eleito dos EUA.
O líder interino do UKIP (Partido da Independência do Reino Unido), Nigel Farage, reuniu-se neste sábado com o Presidente eleito dos Estados Unidos, Donald Trump.

A reunião entre os dois foi confirmada ao jornal britânico Guardian por uma conselheira de Donald Trump, horas depois de Farage ter sido visto a entrar na Trump Tower, em Nova Iorque.

E de que falaram os dois? “De liberdade e de ganhar”, respondeu Kellyanne Conway, citada pelo jornal britânico.

Farage, um anti-europeísta e defensor do "Brexit", foi o primeiro político britânico a ser recebido pelo Presidente eleito dos EUA.

Beaming Nigel Farage becomes first British politician to meet Donald Trump since election

Steven Swinford, deputy political editor
13 NOVEMBER 2016 • 12:33AM

Nigel Farage yesterday became the first British politician to meet Donald Trump and tried to persuade him to return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office.

Mr Farage, who spent an hour with the President elect, said Mr Trump expressed excitement over the idea. The bust was removed by Barack Obama in 2008, prompting a furious reaction from leading British politicians including Boris Johnson, who is now Foreign Secretary.

Speaking of the meeting, Mr. Farage said: "It was a great honour to spend time with Donald Trump. He was relaxed, and full of good ideas. I'm confident he will be a good President. His support for the U.S.-UK relationship is very strong. This is a man with whom we can do business".
"I was especially pleased at his very positive reaction to the idea that Sir Winston Churchill's bust should be put back in the Oval Office".

Mr Farage, who became friends with Mr Trump during the election campaign and appeared at a rally with him, met Mr Trump after visiting Trump Tower.

It comes after The Telegraph disclosed that Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, planned to speak to Mr Farage about Mr Trump before flying to the US. Downing Street subsequently barred him from doing so.

Mr Farage, the interim Ukip leader, visited Mr Trump's headquarters in New York just hours after telling Theresa May that she has to "mend fences" with the President-elect.

In an appearance on Fox News on Saturday, Mr Farage said that Mrs May's team has been "quite rude" about Mr Trump. He is urging Mr Trump to meet her and hopes that the relationship will be similar to that of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

Mr Farage said: "He understands and recognises what our two great nations have done together between us. And thank goodness we're coming to the end of an American president who loathed us."

He said they ignored criticism and their policies "made the world a better place".

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But he added: "Mrs May's team have been quite rude about Trump so there are some fences to be mended.

"I think he's got to meet her ... We can have a sensible trade relationship, cut tariffs, we're massive investors in each other's countries. There's a bright future."

Earlier this week Mr Farage told a radio show that Mr Trump should "schmooze" Mrs May but "don't touch her for goodness sake".

A spokesman for Mr Trump yesterday claimed that the pair had met and discussed "freedom and winning". However Mr Trump's allies said that the report was incorrect.

Boris Johnson refuses to attend the urgent EU foreign ministers’ meeting to discuss the impact of Donald Trump
Mr Johnson has already told EU leaders to get over the ‘general doom and gloom’ about Mr Trump’s election victory

Joe Watts Political Editor

Boris Johnson has snubbed an emergency EU foreign ministers’ meeting called to discuss Donald Trump’s shock US election victory.

A Foreign Office spokesman said that an “act of democracy” had taken place in the US and that there was no need for EU ministers to organise an extra meeting on top of the one already scheduled next week.

It comes after Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson branded vocal European concern about the US election result as a “whinge-o-rama”, while Ms May was criticised by Labour for failing to “temper” her congratulations to the President-elect.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “The Foreign Secretary will not attend the meeting convened for Sunday. There is a regular Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Monday where a range of issues can be discussed in the normal way.

“We do not see the need for an additional meeting on Sunday because the US election timetable is long established. An act of democracy has taken place, there is a transition period and we will work with the current and future administrations to ensure the best outcomes for Britain.”

The move highlights the widening gulf between London and the continent over how to respond to the US election, after a senior German politician warned Theresa May was “delusional” if she believed the incoming Republican administration would give the UK a good trade deal.

German Social Democrat Axel Schafer told The Times: “What changed is the likelihood of a speedy and preferential trade deal between the UK and the US.

“Even before Tuesday the chances were rather low, now the hope for this kind of deal seems delusional.”

Speaking in Belgrade this week Mr Johnson called for a sense of proportion from EU leaders in their reaction to Trump’s success.

He said: “I would respectfully say to my beloved European friends and colleagues that it’s time that we snapped out of the general doom and gloom about the result of this election and collective whinge-o-rama that seems to be going on in some places.

“He is, after all, a deal maker. He wants to do a free trade deal with the UK.

“I believe that this is a great opportunity for us in the UK to build on that relationship with America that is of fundamental economic importance for us, but also of great importance for stability and prosperity in the world.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today claimed that Ms May and Mr Trump were pursuing the same divisive agenda towards immigrants, and took a swipe at the Prime Minister for failing to be more critical of the President-elect.

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