US President-elect Donald Trump might have met with Nigel Farage shortly after he won the election, but now he’s excited to meet the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May.
Trump said he is “very much” looking forward to meeting May in the coming months and described Britain as a “very special” ally.
The president-elect of the United States and the Prime Minister will meet in Washington, following preparatory meetings by her closest advisers over the Christmas period.
He wrote on Twitter: “I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special!”
It was recently reported that May had already sent her closest aides to the US to build bridges with his team.
The Prime Minister ’s joint chiefs of staff were dispatched on a secret mission to the States in December to repair any damage caused by the frosty start to their relationship.
Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill reportedly travelled to the US for meetings in New York and Washington last month.
But the PM has still not managed to nail down a date, according to Bloomberg.
The first few days after Trump’s election did not go entirely smoothly for the Prime Minister.
May suffered the indignity of Nigel Farage meeting with the President elect before she did – posing for chummy photos outside Trump Tower’s gold plated elevator just days after his election.
Trump poured salt into the wound by sending a tweet which suggested Farage would do “a great job” as Britain’s Ambassador to the United States.
Of the December trip, Downing Street source said: “This was part of a process leading towards the PM’s first visit with President-elect Trump.
“During the second phone call with president-elect Trump, the Prime Minister suggested it would be a good idea for key staff from both teams to meet. President-elect Trump agreed this would be useful.
“We are pleased to have been able to make that happen and the Prime Minister looks forward to visiting the new president in the spring.”