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Trump meets with UK's May at White House

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 00:38

U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who share an unusual bond as the products of anti-establishment uprisings, are meeting at the White House on Friday for what could be a difficult search for unity on NATO, Russia and trade. The meeting marks Trump's first with a foreign leader since taking power a week ago, and it could go a long way towards determining how crucial Trump considers the traditional "special relationship" between the two countries. Trump rode an anti-Washington wave to win on Nov. 8, and May gained power in July after the "Brexit" vote that has put her country on a path to separate from the European Union. The meeting will conclude with a joint White House news conference. Trump has declared NATO obsolete and expressed a desire for warmer ties with Russia. May considers the trans-Atlantic alliance crucial and is sceptical of Russian President Vladimir Putin. They both want to begin work on a bilateral trade agreement, which for May would provide proof of stability amid the Brexit breakup and for Trump would support his belief that he can negotiate one-on-one trade pacts.

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Trump meets with UK's May at White House

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 00:38