Tony Blair denies pitching to be Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy at secret White House meeting

Tony Blair has not pitched to be US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy, a spokesman said. The former prime minister met the president’s son-in-law and key adviser Jared Kushner at the White House last week to discuss working for Mr Trump, the Mail on Sunday reported. The newspaper said Mr Blair has met Mr Kushner three times since September. In a statement Mr Blair’s office said the story was an “invention”.

Mr Blair has made no such ‘pitch’ to be the president’s Middle East envoy.

Statement from Tony Blair’s office

After leaving Downing Street, Mr Blair took the role of Middle East envoy for the Quartet Group comprising the EU, US, Russia and UN.