US relationship as strong as ever: British PM May

Andrew Cummings
January 26, 2018

Following talks between the two leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, officials were set to work on planning a trip - something highly likely to be met with large-scale protests. There was a little bit of a false rumour out there and I just wanted to correct it, frankly. "We share a really great relationship", Trump said.

"I love Trump because he talks to Africans frankly".

"He claimed he and Mrs May had a mutual feeling of 'liking each other a lot". The US, he said, gives "hundreds of millions of dollars" to the Palestinians, and "that money is on the table and that money's not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace".

"There's nothing that would happen to you (where) we wouldn't be there to fight for you".

"We face the same challenges across the world, and as you say we're willing to go and to defeat those challenges and meet them", May said.

May, who addressed the forum earlier in the day, had lobbied for a meeting with Trump after their relationship deteriorated over a series of sticking points, including Trump's retweeting anti-Muslim videos produced by a British nationalist group.

Trump's reiteration of what's known as the "special relationship" between the USA and United Kingdom may help May thaw her frosty relationship with the president.

Mr Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday for his first appearance at the World Economic Forum.

Britain is eager to strike a free trade deal with the US after it leaves the European Union in 2019.

Trump flew to the town of Davos by helicopter from Zurich, where he arrived Thursday morning after flying overnight from Washington.

Trump is the first sitting president to attend the annual summit since Bill Clinton in 2000.

Mr Trump said that decision has consequences.

"Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better..."

"Can we throw things?" asked one bystander, a middle-aged American woman in a purple jacket, peering from the staircase at the crowds awaiting Trump's arrival.

In its readout of the meeting, the White House said the pair discussed plans for "a working visit to London in the coming months". We're facing the same challenges across the world. He is expected to showcase the booming US economy and measures like his recent tax overhaul, claiming that a thriving America benefits the world. "And the president believes that". He didn't respond to a question about the Britain First tweet.

Few US Presidents have made the trip to Davos while in office.

The new tariffs imposed this week on solar panels and large washing machines, which infuriated China and South Korea, combined with big cuts to the USA corporate tax are accentuating foreign concern that the United States is abandoning its role as protector of the global trade order. Trump will be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Swiss President Alain Berset and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

"Yes, president", shouted Rusckowski, an American who serves as a permanent observer to the United Nations for the conservative Catholic movement the Order of Malta, before Trump approached and signed her book.

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