Protesters gather as Farage arrives at Trump Tower

Should the UKIP interim leader meet Trump this evening, he will be the first British politician to do so since the election

Protesters gather as Farage arrives at Trump Tower

UKIP interim leader, Nigel Farage smiles as he arrives at Trump Tower in New York, 12/11/2016. Image: AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

One of the Britain's most enthusiastic Donald Trump supporters has talked up the “bright future” ahead for America and the UK - despite the tensions between the President-elect and Downing Street.

UKIP interim leader, Nigel Farage is currently in New York for meetings with "key people" and has arrived at Trump Tower ahead of rumoured meeting with the President-elect.

If he does meet with Trump, he will be the first British politician to do so - a scenario that will undoubtedly be seen as a snub to British Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Mr Farage's New York visit comes as thousands of protesters once again hit the streets across America to protest the Republican's victory.

A 2,000-strong brigade is currently reported to be heading towards Trump's Manhattan landmark.

Speaking to Fox News this afternoon, Mr Farage said the British government had some fences to mend after members of Theresa May's staff were “quite rude” about the President-elect during his campaign.

However, he said the UK and US still have a bright future; calling Trump "an Anglophile:"

Wearing a badge showing US and UK flags, he said the two countries should follow the example of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher - who he claimed had introduced policies that "made the world a better place."

He cautioned that building stronger ties between the two administrations would need careful diplomacy when the Prime Minister meets the President-elect.

"Mrs May's team have been quite rude about Trump so there are some fences to be mended," he said.

During the election campaign Mr Farage shared a stage with the President-elect and addressed his supporters.

The billionaire regularly referred to Brexit as source of inspiration and said Mr Farage had "done an amazing thing."

The UKIP figurehead never explicitly endorsed Mr Trump but commented that he "wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me."

He has said he would like to be Mr Trump's special adviser to Europe, but acknowledged: "It's probably not going to happen."