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UK Brexit campaigner meets Trump in New York

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Donald Trump (L) and Nigel Farage at Trump Tower in New York on 12 November, 2016. (Photo by the Independent)

UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage has met US President-elect Donald Trump in what was the first meeting between Trump and a British official since Election Day.

Farage, who is a leading Brexit campaigner, met the president-elect Saturday at his New York residence Trump Tower, spending two hours discussing “global politics, and the status of Brexit.”

“It was a great honor to spend time with Donald Trump,” Farage wrote on Twitter. “He was relaxed and full of good ideas. I'm confident he will be a good President.”

He called Trump’s support for relations between Washington and London “very strong,” saying he is the man the UK “can do business” with.

Kellyanne Conway, manager of Trump's election campaign, confirmed the meeting, saying, "I think they enjoy each other's company, and they actually had a chance to talk about freedom and winning and what this all means for the world.”

Farage repeatedly voiced support for Trump during his campaign in the US.

Trump (L) and Farage speak during a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, August 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

On August 24, Farage joined a Trump rally in Jackson, Mississippi, and said he would not vote for Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton even if he was “paid.”

“I will say this: If I was an American citizen, I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me. I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me,” the British politician told a roaring crowd of at least 15,000 Trump supporters.

Trump astonished the world by defeating heavily-favored Clinton on November 8, sending the country on a new, uncertain path.

His election, however, has met with strong opposition by millions of people across the US, who staged protest rallies for the 4th day on Saturday.

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