Donald Trump supporters in the United Kingdom have been hailing the start of a new era in the ‘special relationship’ after eagle-eyed observers spotted a bust of ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage on the president’s desk in the Oval Office of The White House. 

The hastily-arranged photo opportunity showed Trump signing a number of executive orders to demonstrate that he was getting straight down to work. 

However, many people were more interested in seeing the bust of ‘Mr Brexit’ while he was starting the legal process to repeal Obamacare. 

A Trump team spokesman said: ‘The President has always made it perfectly clear that he respects Nigel Farage above all over British politicians.’

‘He feels that Mr Farage is the embodiment of the same spirit that got Mr Trump into Washington. It’s all about having the nerve to stick two fingers up at the establishment.’

‘The bust was specially-commissioned by a team of pottery artists from Stoke-on-Trent in the British Middlelands, and it only arrived a few days ago.’

‘The existing bust of Martin Luther King was removed and it will be given a new home elsewhere.’

The news emerged at the same time that Trump was overheard making remarks at a Presidential Ball about how he expects Farage to take on a ‘pivotal role’ in UK-US diplomatic relations. 

Allegedly, he could be seen remarking: ‘Get me May on the phone and get it sorted. It’s Nigel or nobody – I must have told her a thousand damn times already.’