Asked about Mr Trump’s controversial comments in an interview with The Times, Mr Farage said: “I know, I know. I thought: ‘Dear, oh dear, oh dear.’

“You realise, 48 hours on, it was genius because what’s happened is the Democrats gather round the Squad, which allows him to say: ‘Oh look, the Squad are the centre of the Democratic Party.’ He’s remarkably good at what he does.”

Mr Farage admitted that Mr Trump “does things his way”, adding that the US president is “a remarkably effective operator”.