Trump Cheers Farage's Win, Snubs UK's New PM Keir Starmer

Farage wins big, plans to expand Reform UK's influence

by Zain ul Abedin
Trump Cheers Farage's Win, Snubs UK's New PM Keir Starmer
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Donald Trump warmly congratulated his friend Nigel Farage this morning after a big win for the reform UK. However, he did not mention the new UK premier, Keir Starmer, about his party, Labour’s resounding win. In a post on Truth Social in the early hours, Trump expressed his commendations: "Congratulations to Nigel Farage on his big WIN of a Parliament Seat Amid Reform UK Election Success," he wrote. "Nigel is a man who truly loves his Country!

DJT." Farage and the former U. S. President are quite friendly pals. Firstly, Farage intended to spend most parts of the year campaigning in the U. S for the Republican nominee’s campaign. Nevertheless, he changed his mind at the last moment in order to head Reform UK and to run for the parliament.

His attempts were not in vain, though, as he successfully won the British seaside constituency of Clacton on the eighth try. Farage won the seat and justly so as Reform UK had an overall successful performance on that night, capturing four seats and going deep in toying with the conservatives.

Farage's Bold Vision

After conquering the seat, Farage stated his intention to create a new political force that would become a genuine mass national movement in the coming years, which would also mean that Reform UK would be quite active in the imminent years.

At the same time, the lack of attention to the new UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer in the social media status update can be noted. Starmer’s recent victory placed him as a central actor that Trump will have to deal with should he clinch the U.

S. presidency this year. Despite the fact that Trump and Starmer may have many more interactions in the future, the former was completely mum on the latter. Labour leader Starmer, accompanied by his Foreign Secretary-elect David Lammy, has recently changed the tune regarding Trump.

In a speech, Lammy opined that Trump is “frequently misinterpreted” in geopolitics, focused on NATO, although he never mentioned the organization.