GETTYJacob Rees-Mogg is reportedly interested in succeeding Theresa May
Trump ally Ted Malloch said he went for a private lunch with the hard Brexiteer, who reportedly expressed interest in the role.
Mr Malloch said: “I was at a lunch with Jacob very recently and he indicated he would like to be considered for the leadership when the time comes.
“He did not mean now, but at some point in the future.”
Mr Malloch also urged the Tories to dump “weak” May in favour of “lion” Rees-Mogg.Related articles
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He told the Mail on Sunday: “The Conservative conference should make a bold move for new, fresh and even 'cool' leadership.
“This administration is weak and poorly governed. Its presently disabled leader should be replaced sooner, not later.”
Mr Malloch also attacked the former London mayor Boris Johnson, claiming the Conservatives needed “a charismatic and articulate leader who knows policy inside out, not a buffoon”.