Donald Trump Says Nigel Farage Would Be A Great Ambassador To The US

    However, Downing Street says there is no vacancy.

    US President-elect Donald Trump has said Nigel Farage would "do a great job" as Britain's ambassador to America.

    In an unprecedented move, Trump tweeted about Farage and the ambassador's role early on Tuesday.

    Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!

    Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Farage said he was flattered by the tweet, calling it “a bolt from the blue”, and that while he did not normally see himself as a diplomatic figure, “this is not the normal course of events”.

    However, a Downing Street spokesman told The Guardian: “There is no vacancy. We already have an excellent ambassador to the US.”

    Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam said he woke Farage up to tell him about the tweet.

    I just spoke to @Nigel_Farage (yes I woke him up) about the @realDonaldTrump tweet. Safe to say he was enormously flattered.

    Reaction to Trump's tweet has been ~mixed~.

    @realDonaldTrump @Nigel_Farage no they really don't...he couldn't even get enough votes over here to become an MP in the last election! 🙈😂

    Many people think you should mind your own business and talk about pussy grabbing less, but hey, life is a constant… https://t.co/r3SUmNJPr8

    Sorry. We are a sovereign nation and make our own decisions. https://t.co/dbuXM4Hm7E

    Nigel Farage isn't going to be Britain's Ambassador to America or anywhere for that matter. Stop trying to make Nigel Farage happen.

    If Nigel Farage becomes, anything official in her majesty's government or represents this country abroad, I'm denouncing my citizenship.

    I suppose he means the same "many" that failed to elect Farage as an MP seven times... https://t.co/nf6O5Lob3A

    Alicia Melville-Smith is a homepage editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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