Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been “pushing exhausting” to change into President Trump’s envoy to the Middle East and has held “secret White House talks” with senior advisor Jared Kushner, based on the Mail on Sunday.
Blair has beforehand known as on British PM Theresa May to construct a “robust relationship with President Trump“, like his personal relationship as PM with President George W. Bush, however this information suggests he’s taking issues into his personal arms.
A supply has instructed the Mail on Sunday that Blair might change into Kushner’s senior adviser, including: “Blair has been pitching exhausting for this job and Trump’s persons are taking him very critically.”
The Express reports: Having labored as an envoy for the so-called ‘Middle East Quartet’ which incorporates the EU, US, Russia and the UN, Blair’s in depth data of the area is believed to be thought-about beneficial by Trump.
The former Labour chief first met with Kushner at a high-profile media occasion in Aspen, Colorado, in September the place they mentioned political points simply weeks earlier than the election.
The pair met once more simply days after Trump’s historic win, when they dined on the £150-a-head Harry Cipriani restaurant in New York.
As a overseas citizen Blair is unlikely to be supplied a proper Government function however he might advise the President on methods to cope with the risky area.
Blair has robust ties with Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and greatest pal of Ivanka Trump, Kushner’s spouse.
The information comes as Blair known as for a “new coalition” in a New York Times article in a determined bid to dam Britain’s EU exit.
He wrote: “The politics of the progressive centre has not died, but it surely wants reinventing and reenergising. For liberal democracy to outlive and thrive, we should construct a brand new coalition that’s common, not populist.”