Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are 'two very good guys', says Trump

PUBLISHED: 16:14 30 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:14 30 May 2019

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

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In advance of his state visit to the UK, Donald Trump has praised his "friends" Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson.

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Trump is due to visit on June 3.

He told reporters in Washington: "Nigel Farage is a friend of mine. Boris is a friend of mine. They are two very good guys, very interesting people."

Talking about Brexit Party's European election success he said: "Nigel's had a big victory, he's picked up 32% of the vote starting from nothing.

"I think they are big powers over there, I think they have done a good job."

The 'Trump blimp' joins the anti-Trump protests in London. Picture: Amer Ghazzal/Barcroft Images/Getty Images)The 'Trump blimp' joins the anti-Trump protests in London. Picture: Amer Ghazzal/Barcroft Images/Getty Images)

Despite his great friendships with Farage and Johnson, Trump is likely to face protests on his second state visit to the UK.

READ: BONNIE GREER: Why Britain should give Trump the Big Apple treatment

Shadow treasury minister Clive Lewis tweeted "Dust off the blimp" at the news of Trump's visit, while the protesters behind the giant, inflatable Trump-styled baby made for his last visit have told the Guardian that they are musing over creating an even bigger, hot air balloon version.

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