It was 9:22pm New York time on November 22nd 2016 when President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted in support of Nigel Farage becoming the new British Ambassador to the United States.
I had to rub my eyes a few times when it happened. We had just been to visit with the President-elect a few weeks prior. There were rumors he would swing by a Christmas party we were due to attend in a few weeks. It was all very exciting stuff.
I’m just a boy from Uxbridge. I had no designs on being involved in politics, and certainly not at this level. Nevertheless I was the one tasked with waking up Nigel at 2:22am London time to deliver the news.
Nigel is a night owl, but when he goes to sleep, you don’t wake him. Except in emergency situations. So when I roused him early in the morning I had to start the call with, “Don’t worry, everything’s alright, but there’s something you should know about before the morning”.
“Okay… what is it?” he asked, sheepishly.