Nigel Farage gave Steve Bannon a painting of Bannon dressed as Napoleon

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What gift would you give a media strategist who has the ear of President of the United States?

A new notebook to help organisation? Maybe a nice new pen? Possibly an expensive watch? All good logistical ideas.

However, if you are Nigel Farage your tastes might be slightly more, shall we say, extravagant.

The former UKIP leader has known White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, since at least 2012, according to an interview Farage did with the New Yorker in November.

The aforementioned interview also details how, years later, he was due to be in Trump Tower to meet Bannon on the same day of this now infamous photo.

Farage, who has also written for Breitbart, the right-wing website that Bannon founded, has now been reported to have given Bannon a peculiar present, by writer Joshua Green.

This extract, which has also been covered in New York Magazinecomes from Green's new book on Bannon, Devil's Bargain.

Although it is unclear when the painting was given to Bannon it is certainly a bizarre present to give anyone, even if they are your mate.

For further context, here is the original version of the famous portrait by Jacques-Louis David.

Now all you have to do is imagine Steve Bannon's head on that body. We hope they got the proportions right.

Worringly, it might give us a better idea to how Farage perceives Bannon.

As usual Twitter had a lot to say.

Many have also compared this revelation to a painting of Tony Soprano from the popular TV series The Sopranos.

There are some other things that Farage might have overlooked when he had the painting created.

indy100 has contacted Mr. Farage's representatives for comment.

HT New York MagNew Yorker

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