Theresa May arrives at Donald Trump White House and declares ‘We will lead world together again
In a rare tweet Mrs May chose to issue a clip from her speech in Philadelphia yesterday in which she said: “As we rediscover our confidence as you renew your nation just as we renew ours.
“We have the opportunity, indeed the responsibility, to renew the special relationship for this new age.
“We have the opportunity to lead together again because the world is passing through a period of change.
“And in response to that change we can either be passive bystanders or take the opportunity once more to lead, and to lead together.”
Theresa May has arrived at the White House for her first meeting with Donald Trump, declaring the UK and US can lead the world “together again”.
Mrs May was greeted by Mr Trump and ushered inside as the White House declared the UK its “premier ally”.
He showed her the bust of Winston Churchill which has been returned to the Oval Office after being removed during the Obama administration.
Mr Trump said: “It’s a great honour to have Winston Churchill back.”
Gesturing to the bust he said: “This is the orgfinal in many, many ways.”
Mrs May said “Thankyou very much Mr President” and the two leaders then shook hands.
Mrs May said the special relationship would be “renewed for a new age” as she became the first world leader to meet Mr Trump since his inauguration.