Number 10 deny banning Donald Trump from meeting Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson

Downing Street has denied they had banned Donald Trump from meeting with Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson during the President’s visit to the UK next week. 

It follows reports that Number 10 was “paying close attention” to the President’s itinerary, limiting opportunities for him to meet his Brexiteer “friends” – and causing embarrassment to Theresa May and the Queen.

But a Downing Street spokesman said last night (FRI): “Who the President meets during his visit is of course a matter for him.”

The Mirror understands the White House has not yet approached Mr Johnson about a meeting at Winfield House, the US Ambassador’s residence in London’s leafy Regent’s Park.

And a source close to Nigel Farage refused to reveal whether he had been invited.

He said the Brexit Party leader “isn’t the kind of person to speak about it beforehand. It would be rude.” 

While details the gathering have yet to be been confirmed, the Mirror understands other prominent Brexiteers have been told to be “around” in London in the early part of next week. 

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said: "Nothing Donald Trump does or says should surprise us, but we should be clear about what this means. 

“When he looks for his kindred spirits in British politics, this racist, misogynist monstrosity of a President sees Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, and calls them his friends. 

“We don't have anything left to learn about Trump, but it teaches everything we need to know about them." 




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