When President Obama was elected, one of the first things he did was remove a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. According to Nigel Farage, interim UKIP leader, one of the first things President-elect Donald Trump plans to do is to bring Churchill’s bust back into the Oval Office — an important message to the United Kingdom about where they stand in a Trump administration vs. Obama’s administration.
The U.K. Express reported:
The interim Ukip leader said Mr Trump has already pushed Britain to the front of the queue for a favourable trade relationship and added that he is the man to forge stronger ties with the US as he flew to visit the business tycoon in his first days as President Elect.
Mr Farage said: “We talked about the prospect of the United Kingdom being at the front of the queue, all of which was met positively.”
His comments come after outgoing President Barack Obama told the UK earlier this year that its decision to leave the EU meant it would be at the “back of the queue” for trade talks.
Nigel Farage played a key role in Mr Trump’s US election campaign, speaking at rallies and drumming up support, with Mr Trump referring to his shock election victory as “Brexit plus plus”.
Farage, who called Trump an “anglophile,” spoke about their meeting: “At the end of our time with Trump we asked him if the bust of Sir Winston Churchill that Obama had removed from the Oval Office could be put back in its rightful place. He enthusiastically thought that was a good idea. Need I say more?”
The “leave” leader of the Brexit movement said of the anti-Trump protests: “Some people only like democracy when the result suits them.”
The U.K. Express continued:
The Ukip leader travelled to the US with key party donor Arron Banks and attacked fellow party members for disowning him over giving his backing to the controversial tycoon who until last Wednesday was seen as the outsider in the race.
Mr Farage’s comments came as the Prime Minister faced a growing backlash over her refusal to use the relationship between the Ukip leader and the new President to Britain’s advantage.
Members of the cabinet have reportedly told the Theresa May she has made a mistake by referring to Mr Farage as an “irrelevance”.
“If the president-elect trusts me then I would hope that some in the British Government could do the same thing,” Farage said. “I would be very happy to provide introductions and to start the necessary process of mending fences. And I would not want anything in return. I hope in our national interest that some sense prevails on this.”
He added that the British government has been “unrelentingly negative about The Donald” and that “there are fences to be mended.”
The United Kingdom faces many of the same issues we do with a government and media that is pathetically out of touch with the people. Farage gets it yet he is shunned for it — not unlike what has happened here. Globalist elites don’t want change and don’t want someone that threatens their agenda.
Trump’s gesture to bring back the Churchill bust is an important one and hopefully signals a strengthened relationship between the two countries as Britain and America both continue to fight globalism.