Don’t grope Theresa May: Farage offers Trump lesson in diplomacy

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has warned US President-elect Donald Trump not to grope Theresa May should they meet in person.

In an interview on Talksport Radio during which the UKIP leader commented on the US election result, he joked: “I’m now going to become a diplomat. Come and schmooze Theresa – don’t touch her, for goodness’ sake.

Trump has previously been caught admitting he used his fame to grope women.

Farage, who appeared on stage with Trump during the tycoon’s successful campaign, also had strong words for presidential incumbent Barack Obama.

That Obama creature – a loathsome individual who couldn’t stand our country. He said we’d be at the back of the queue, didn’t he?” Farage said, referring to Obama’s comments on trade deals ahead of the Brexit vote.

What was interesting was that Trump said we’d be at the front of the queue. Listeners, bear this in mind, however imperfect Donald Trump may be, and he is, his mother was Scottish, he’s spent a lot of time in this country, he loves our country, what we stand for, and our culture.

This is a big opportunity for all British business because once we’ve left that awful EU thing we can do our first trade deal with the United States of America. Isn’t that great?

It was reported on Tuesday that Farage has his eye on a top job at the White House.

The interim UKIP leader has been working as a consultant to the Trump campaign over the last few months, and even delivered speeches in the United States supporting the billionaire entrepreneur.

This election is very simple: it’s rather like Brexit. Do you want a change, or do you want to stay exactly as you are? That’s what it’s all about,” he told ITV’s The Agenda program.

If he did offer me a job I would quite like to be his ambassador to the European Union. I think I would do that job very well.

Farage was, however, less forthright when asked whether he had already discussed any possible positions in the Trump administration with the president-elect himself.

Ahead of election day, Trump described his victory as “Brexit plus plus plus.