Tony Blair is set to take up a shock role in the White House as Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy, it has been claimed.
The former Prime Minister and leader of the Labour party has held three secret meetings with the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner since September, according to reports.
Blair previously held a role as envoy to the Middle East for the Quartet of the EU, the US, Russia and the United Nations.
His knowledge of the region may be attractive to the Trump administration which holds little experience.
A well placed source told the Mail on Sunday: “Blair has been pitching hard for this job and Trump’s people are taking him very seriously.”
Blair has recently spoken out against Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
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Source: the Mirror