No 10 reject claims Farage will be a go-between for Trump

The Independent reported earlier this week that Mr Farage will likely become the first British politician to meet Mr Trump when he visits the U.S. at the weekend.

The Telegraph claimed last night that ministers would be forced to use the contacts of the interim Ukip leader as they have no links to the President-to-be or his team.

Meanwhile, Ukip MEP William Dartmouth said the prime minister Theresa May should appoint Mr Farage as her ambassador in Washington to take advantage of his links to Mr Trump.

Mr Farage criticised the strong attacks levelled at Mr Trump in the past by Mr Johnson.

Nigel Farage has said he was "the only political figure that offered any help or support at all" to Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. When he was still mayor of London, Johnson had condemned Trump for saying parts of the city were "no-go areas" for police, calling him "clearly out of his mind".

Mr Farage said he had no plans to meet Mr Trump personally, but would use his visit to underline the importance of the Anglo-American alliance on the United States media.

"In this country, Trump was utterly discounted and friendless". Asked about the likely behaviour of Trump, who has been accused of a series of sexual assaults, which he denies, Farage added: "If it comes to it, I could be there as the responsible adult role, to make sure everything's OK".

Pressed if the delayed call was connected to this, Farage said: "You'd have to draw your own conclusions on that".

His comments come after No 10 branded Mr Farage "irrelevant" and dismissed claims he would act as go-between to the president-elect and global trade secretary Liam Fox.

But the suggestion was rejected by both Tory and Ukip sources and a Government spokesman said: "Dr Fox has no plans to talk to Mr Farage".

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