Theresa May to meet Donald Trump at the White House later today

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump at the White House later today

Theresa May will be the first foreign leader to meet with Donald Trump today

Friday, January 27, 2017

Theresa May will become the first foreign leader to visit President Donald Trump at the White House today.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister is to spend an hour in face-to-face talks with Mr. Trump, in with hopes of maintaining the special relationship between Britain and America.

Top of the agenda for Mrs May will be the groundwork for a trade deal following the UK's exit from the European Union, but they will also discuss security issues and the the threat posed by Islamic terror.

She will also mount a defence for NATO, which Trump dismissed during his presidency campaign. 

Yesterday (Thursday), the PM dismissed claims they might not be able to work together, and said that there could be progress made towards easing trade while waiting to negotiate a full deal.

She said: "Haven't you noticed? Sometimes opposites attract."

"I think there's much we can do in the interim in terms of removing some barriers to trade in a number of areas.

"We are able to see an advantage to both of us even if we aren't able to sign a legal free trade agreement."