Trump Holds 1st Presidential Meeting With Foreign Leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May holds joint press conference with President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump gestures toward British Prime Minister Theresa May during their news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

She also confirmed that the Queen would be hosting Trump later this year - in reality because the British government has asked her to - with the US President given the highest possible level of welcome.

And both leaders said they would work to strengthen USA and British commercial ties, with May hoping that a swift trade deal with Washington will mitigate the effects of Brexit. At a time when Britain is more desperate than ever to lock down trade deals with the USA, the Prime Minister was going to play by the script.

However, he says the PM's vision of a post-Brexit "Global Britain" is nonsense, "a Trump-size whopper", and what she really has on her hands is "Parochial Britain" - a country that has turned its back on an extremely favourable organisation to chase shadows in the wind.

When asked about his scheduled phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, Trump played down any suggestion that he would lift USA sanctions against the Kremlin.

The White House said late Thursday that May and Trump would hold talks, followed by a press conference and a working lunch - in a statement that misspelled the prime minister's first name as Teresa. I've been open about that for a long time.

A growing chorus of parliamentarians are demanding she use her landmark meeting with Mr Trump to press home Britain's opposition to torture.

But she added that Britain will always be mindful of its responsibilities in the world, invoking the "special relationship" the United Kingdom has always had with its former colony "to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests, and the very ideas in which we believe".

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May said it is in British and American interests to defend their values, but not go back to what she called the "failed policies of the past".

The spokesman made the remarks after a TV interview where Trump said he supports the torture of terror suspects.

"We're both very clear that we want a trade deal".

Trump said the USA "respects the sovereignty of the British people and their right of self-determination" and says both counties understand "that governments must be responsive to everyday working people". "But I am going with our leaders and we're going to win with or without, but I do disagree".

The US commander-in-chief is also due to speak to Vladimir Putin.

"The border is soft and weak, drugs are pouring in and I'm not going to let that happen", Trump said.

The US President offered unremitting praise for Brexit, saying: "I think Brexit is going to be a wonderful thing for your country".

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