It was hand-holding and warm words for the U.S. president and the U.K. Prime Minister.
But a contentious interview with a British tabloid released just hours into the visit tarnished the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the UK.
For more, CGTN’s Richard Bestic reports.
To discuss all of this:
- David Smith is the Washington Bureau Chief for The Guardian.
- Suzanne Lynch is the Washington correspondent for the Irish Times.
- Chris Buskirk is editor and publisher of the conservative website, American Greatness.
- Garret Martin is a professorial lecturer in the school of international service at American University.
In a interview, President Trump castigated Theresa May for her approach to Brexit and said it might jeopardize a trade deal.
At a news conference on Friday, he expressed the opposite view. https://t.co/RyEJOLhDlf
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at Windsor Castle Friday evening outside London to meet Queen Elizabeth II and be treated to the kind of royal pomp-and-ceremony the president loves and the British love staging. https://t.co/GMFsbbrRqz (Photo: AP) pic.twitter.com/ijMpyxcTgM
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