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30th May 2019

Donald Trump says he might meet ‘big powers’ Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage during state visit

Some dinner party this will be

Oli Dugmore

Some dinner party this will be

Next week American president Donald Trump will arrive in the UK for a state visit. Trump said during his stay he “may” meet with Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson and Brexit party leader Nigel Farage.

The president described the two men as “good guys.”

Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Vince Cable both declined invitations to a state banquet with Trump, Corbyn referencing “racist and misogynistic rhetoric.”

Trump described Farage and Johnson as “big powers” and said: “I think they have done a good job.”

“Well, I like them. They are friends of mine but I haven’t thought about supporting them.

“Maybe it’s not my business to support people, but I have a lot of respect for both of those men.”

It’s reported the American delegation will host a private dinner party at their ambassador’s residence, Winfield house.

A government source told the Times: “There are fears within government circles about any potential meeting with Boris Johnson so the timetable is being scrutinised to limit the opportunities he has to do his own thing.”