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U.S. and U.K. joined at the hip - Trump

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:03 AM
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum, yesterday, in Davos, Switzerland. (AP)

 

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) President Donald Trump said the U.S. and U.K. "are very much joined at the hip" as he sat down with British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

"We're on the same wavelength in I think every respect," said Trump, trying to dispel the perception that his relationship with May is strained.

It was Trump's first meeting of a trip aimed at touting his economic agenda and luring foreign investment to the U.S.

He said he was bringing a message of "peace and prosperity" to the gathering of world leaders, business executives and celebrities.

Trump also seemed eager to dispel concerns about his global leadership.

During his meeting with May, Trump said the two leaders have a "really great relationship, although some people don't necessarily believe that." He said it was a "false rumour" that the relationship was strained and that he wanted to "correct it".

"We are very much joined at the hip when it comes to the military. We have the same ideas, the same ideals, and there's nothing that would happen to you that we won't be there to fight for you," he told May. "You know that".