Donald Trump gave Theresa May a picture of Abraham Lincoln
First Lady Melania Trump gave Mrs May’s husband Philip a pair of silver cufflinks by New York designer David Yurman.
In return, she received a gift hamper of produce from the Prime Minister’s own country residence Chequers – including Chequers apple juice, damson jam and marmalade, as well as Bakewell tarts and cranberry and white chocolate “shorties”.
The framed image from a 1865 edition of Harper’s Weekly magazine shows Lincoln swearing the Oath of Office on the same copy of the Bible used by Mr Trump in his own inauguration as President last week.
The gift hamper included Bakewell tarts
He told the Prime Minister that the gift symbolised the connection between his inauguration and Lincoln’s.
Mrs May presented her host with a traditional Scottish cup of friendship, known as a , quaich, reflecting the US President’s Scottish ancestry.
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Pronounced “quake”, it comes from the Gaelic word ‘cuach’, meaning cup.
The cup’s two handles are intended to signify trust on the part of the giver and the receiver.