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Donald Trump could meet his “friends” Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson on his three-day trip to the UK next week.

The US president described the Brexit-backing pair as “very good guys” ahead of his state visit, which begins on Monday.

Speaking outside the White House, Mr Trump revealed he “may” meet Brexit Party leader Mr Farage or Mr Johnson – who is currently standing to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister – during his time in Britain.

He said: “Nigel Farage is a friend of mine, Boris is a friend of mine. They’re two very good guys, very interesting people.”

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage reacts after the European Parliament election results for the South East are announced
Nigel Farage saw his Brexit Party top last week’s EU elections

Referring to last week’s EU election, won by Mr Farage’s party, Mr Trump added: “Nigel’s had a big victory, he’s picked up 32% of the vote, starting from nothing.

“And, I think they’re big powers over there. I think they’ve done a good job.”

However, Mr Trump shied away from directly backing either man.

He added: “I like them, I mean they’re 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.”

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The US president has previously claimed Mr Johnson “would be a great prime minister”, while Mr Farage was the first UK politician to meet Mr Trump following his election victory in 2016.

During his visit to the UK, Mr Trump will be welcomed by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, which will also play host to a state banquet.

The US president will also hold talks with Theresa May, just days before her departure as Conservative leader.

Mr Trump is then expected to travel to Portsmouth for a D-Day commemorative event on 5 June, before attending a ceremony in France a day later on the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

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