Nigel Farage joins Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka for dinner


Nigel Farage joined President Trump and some of the key advisers in his circle for dinner on Saturday.

The former UKIP leader was photographed sitting with Trump, his daughter Ivanka, her husband and senior adviser to the president, Jared Kushner, and Florida governor Rick Scott, at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

RELATED: Donald Trump's first 100 days in office

Farage posted the photograph to Twitter with the caption, "Dinner with the Donald."

It is understood, however, that a place was made for Farage on short notice, following his address to American conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday.

Benny Johnson, the creative director of the Independent Journal Review, tweeted, "Farage was not invited to this dinner. Squeezed in at last minute."

Johnson reportedly kept tabs on the group's dinner and said that Secret Service officers "swarmed the place" prior to the president's arrival.

See Twitter reactions to this story

Earlier on Saturday, Farage backed Trump's recent dismissals of mainstream media. He told Fox News that the media is "losing this battle big time".

"They [the media] are simply not prepared to accept that Brexit happened, that Trump happened, they kind of want to turn the clock back," Farage said. "And what they don't realize is they are losing viewers, they are losing listeners, they are losing this battle big time and I'm pleased the president is not afraid to stand up to them."

SEE ALSO: Calls for Trump to be replaced by Alec Baldwin at White House press dinner

While speaking at CPAC, Farage -- one of the key figures behind Brexit -- said that Trump's election in conjunction with the Brexit vote launched a "great global revolution."

"And it's not going to stop, it's one that is going to roll out across the rest of the great world," he added.