Nigel Farage says he would like a role in Donald Trump's administration

The Ukip politicians was coy on whether he had already had talks with Mr Trump

Jon Stone
Political Correspondent
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Tuesday 08 November 2016 10:48
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Nigel Farage doesn't rule out a job in Donald Trump's administration

Nigel Farage has said he would accept a job from Donald Trump were the US Republican candidate to be elected as president.

The former Ukip leader has campaigned for Mr Trump in the United States, giving a stump speech at at a rally on stage with the billionaire.

Mr Farage, who remains leader of Ukip’s group of MEPs despite stepping down as party chief after the EU referendum, said he would like to serve as Mr Trump’s ambassador to the European Union.

He was evasive when questioned whether he already had discussions with Mr Trump about working for his administration were he to be elected.

The Brexit campaigner likened the US elections to the EU referendum and suggested Mr Trump would bring about “change”. Mr Trump has made similar parallels between the two votes, dubbing himself “Mr Brexit”.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen, all I can say is this election is very simple: it’s rather like Brexit. Do you want a change, or do you want to stay exactly as you are? That’s what it’s all about,” Mr Farage told ITV1’s The Agenda programme.

“If he did offer me a job I would quite like to be his ambassador to the European Union. I think I would do that job very well.”

Americans go to the polls on Tuesday evening to vote for their next president, with the two frontrunners Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party and Mr Trump.

Mr Trump, who is standing on a far-right platform, has previously said he would ban all Muslims from entering the United States and has committed to a policy of mass deportations of undocumented migrants were he elected.

Polls suggest a closer than expected rate, with Ms Clinton perhaps slightly ahead according to most surveys. Results are expected in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, UK time.

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