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Trump Meets With British Prime Minister

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

UPDATE: President Donald Trump is pledging support for what he calls a "most special relationship" between the U.S. and Britain.

Trump says in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May it is an honor to have her at the White House as his first official visit from a foreign leader.

He says, "The special relationship between our two countries has been one of the great forces in history" for justice and peace.

He says the U.S. "respects the sovereignty of the British people and their right of self-determination" and says both countries understand "that governments must be responsive to everyday working people."


Original Post: British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump.The president is hosting May Friday in the Oval Office. She's the first foreign leader to visit since Trump took the oath of office last week.

During the meeting, Trump showed off a bust of Winston Churchill that decorates the Oval Office to May.

Trump says "it's a great honor" to have the bust back in the Oval Office. President Barack Obama was criticized for removing the bust of the beloved British prime minister.

May is the first foreign leader to visit since Trump took office last week.

May says it's "an honor" to be at the White House.

The two are expected to hold a joint news conference and lunch later Friday.

 

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