Theresa May's closeness with Donald Trump fell on deaf ears at the EU meeting in Malta
The Prime Minister was trying to cash in on the fact she is the only European politician to have met President Trump, offering her services as a go-between as the EU tries to forge a new relationship with new America.
Mrs May thought her solid relationship with the Republican would give her leverage when it came to Brexit negotiations, but the EU's top brass took a different stance, shunning the Prime Minister.
Both Angela Merkel and François Hollande, the French President, will lead a "debrief" session to air their views on the new US leader, taking the matter entirely out of Mrs May's hands.
Lithuania's President, Dalia Grybauskaite, mocked the Tory's efforts to manoeuvre herself into a position of power when it came to Trump.
She said: "I don’t think there is a necessity for a bridge – we communicate with the Americans on Twitter."
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President Hollande slammed the US property mogul for his recent decision to place a travel ban on those coming from mostly Muslim countries, saying his closed border system had a negative knock-on effect on Europe.
He said: "What is at stake is the very destiny of the European Union.
"It is unacceptable that there be, through a certain number of statements by the President of the United States, a pressure on what Europe must be or what it must not be, because that is what he seeks.
"There is also the need to ensure our own defence within the framework of the Atlantic Alliance. We must protect our commercial interests when they are threatened."
The Apprentice star did not get off on the best footing with EU bosses, with calls being made to ban Trump's European ambassador from its buildings because the new President said the Brussels Bloc needed "taming".
Donald Tusk has also classified America as "a threat" due to President Trump's forceful rhetoric.
But Mrs May was not entirely devoid of friends in Malta, the Spanish leader, Mariano Rajoy, praised the Conservative for her Lancaster House Brexit speech.
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
He believed "it clarified a lot of things".
A Downing Street spokesman said: "They agreed that it was important to think about the future relationship as well as the detailed exit arrangement, so that we can give greater certainty for people and businesses who want to live and work in each other's countries."