Nigel Farage has been spotted at Trump Tower as he becomes the first British politician to meet the new President-elect.
The interim Ukip leader met with Donald Trump in New York to discuss ‘freedom and winning’ a senior Trump adviser.
Mr Farage has now beaten Prime Minister Theresa May to a summit with Mr Trump and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said the meetings went well.
He told the Guardian: ‘All these meetings are incredibly productive.’
Downing Street moved to try and play down the significance of the Ukip leader’s meeting with Mr Trump.
A spokesman for Mrs May said that No 10 ‘has been consistent that Mr Farage has no role’ in the Government’s relationship with the in-coming US administration.
Mr Farage was seen getting into a gold-plated elevator at Trump Tower with Raheem Kassam, who made a bid to be his replacement at Ukip, only to take himself out of the running last month.
The meeting came after Mr Farage said he would do ‘very well’ as the US ambassador to the EU if given the chance.
Mr Farage publicly supported Trump’s Presidential campaign and joined him on the trail at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was introduced by his friend as ‘Mr Brexit’.
Such is his fondness for the Republican that he even watched the election results come in at the US presidential night party at the US embassy in London, before catching an early morning flight to America.
Earlier this week, on LBC Radio, Mr Farage said: ‘Is he going to offer me a job? I’m hoping he might do.