Farage and Trump
A photograph poster by UKIP leader Nigel Farage on Twitter showing him with US President-Elect Donald Trump in the elevator at Trump TowerTwitter

United States President-elect Donald Trump on Monday said that he wants United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader as the UK's ambassador to the United States.

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to express his preference for the controversial UKIP leader saying, "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"

Trump's tweet has come at a time when Farage has renewed his bid to be re-elected as a Member of Parliament in Britain. This would be the UKIP leader's eighth bid to become an MP, his last seven attempts have been unsuccessful.

Farage, who was an important figure in bringing about Britain's exit from the European Union (Brexit), is an ardent Trump supporter and was the first British politician to meet the billionaire businessman after his US election win. The UKIP leader was spotted in Trump Tower's lobby three days after the declaration of the election results.

Farage had also tweeted a picture of both of them on the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook with the caption, "It was a great honour to spend time with Donald Trump today. He was relaxed and full of good ideas. I'm confident he will be a good President."

Farage had also visited the US to attend a Republican party campaign event in Mississippi in August, showing his support for Trump's presidential bid. Trump had also supported Farage in the Brexit movement saying that it was a time for a change in UK's establishment politics. Trump and Farage also share similar hardline views on immigration and economic policies.

It is unusual for a US President-elect to suggest to a world leader, UK PM Theresa May, to appoint an Opposition party leader as an ambassador. Trump's remarks could put May in an uncomfortable position ahead.

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