The President-elect Donald Trump has finally opened up about US’s ‘very special’ ally, the UK. Trump wrote on Twitter: I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special
I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2017
According to UK’s Telegraph, the gesture made by Trump will be whole-heartedly welcomed by the British government, despite rising speculations on Trump’s relationship – mainly because of resembling ideologies – with UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Likewise, Whitehall will also find Trump’s hearty welcome as a new sign to strengthen the long-standing relationship between the two nations and its administrations.
While the meeting date hasn’t been fixed yet, we might reasonably expect the rendezvous schedule to come shortly after Trump takes office.
Trump and May
Per the sources, the Prime Minister and the President-elect of the strongest nations in the world have already spoked twice since the November elections. Of course, the first call was made following Trump’s landslide victory against Hillary Clinton. After that, two of May’s staffs visited the US in December. The visit was meant to build links with the upcoming administration and schedule a meeting.
On the visit, No. 10 Downing Street said, “This was part of a process leading towards the PM’s first visit with President-elect Trump. During the second phone call with President-elect Trump, the Prime Minister suggested it would be a good idea for key staff from both teams to meet. President-elect Trump agreed this would be useful. We are pleased to have been able to make that happen and the Prime Minister looks forward to visiting the new president in the spring.”
Immediate importance of the US to the UK
Amid the hassle about Brexit, it’s crucial that the British government maintains its rapport with the incoming US administration. Besides, both the countries are proportionally important to the world economy and defense system.