In his first conference after meeting the first foreign leader in his presidency, US President Donald Trump addresses the media. Trump met British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier today and showed her around the White House and the Oval Office, and also pointed out the bust of World War II British PM Winston Churchill, which had been moved out of the President’s office by previous incumbent Barack Obama, but was now restored to its original place. US and UK are the closest allies in strategic terms and the linkages go as far back as World War I. Check out here what President Trump and PM May said:
11: 56 PM: Trump said that he thinks that he has a good relationship with the Mexican president, but the US cannot continue to lose jobs. He further said that the US will renegotiate trade deals which will be good for both countries.
11: 56 PM: Further the President denied of changing his stance. His views on trade have been the same for years. He said that when he visited Scotland he had predicted that Brexit would happen. I was scorned in the press but it did happen, he said.
11: 55 PM: Theresa May said that there will be issues where she and Trump disagree. The key thing is that they talk.
11: 55 PM: The British Prime Minister said that she and Trump want to put the interests of ordinary people first, the people who feel the odds are stacked against them. We both feel that these people deserve a fairer deal, May added further.
11:53 PM: British Prime Minister Theresa May says Trump has confirmed he is “100% in favour of Nato.
11: 50 PM: A call has been set up with President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. But it’s too early to talk about sanctions, informed the US President.
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11: 43 PM: It is too early to talk about sanctions, but we want a great relationship with all countries, says Donald Trump. We would like a great relationship with Russia and China, that would be a positive, not a negative, he added further.
11:42 PM: Starting the conference, Donald Trump said that the UK-US relationship has been a force for peace and we pledge our support for this relationship. The president also said that the US respects the UK’s right to self-determination. A free UK is a blessing to the world, he said further.