Theresa May is prepared to blast Trump about his sexist comments during her visit to the US
Meeting the newly-inaugurated President in an early meeting on Thursday, the Prime Minister is expected to stay in Washington "for a couple of days" for a series of meetings, at the end of which, she could secure a fruitful post-Brexit trade deal with America.
This is May’s finest hour
Ted Malloch, Trump’s choice of ambassador to the EU
But Mrs May has made it clear that she will not feel frightened to challenge Trump about his offensive remarks in regards to race and women.
In her first interview since Trump’s inauguration, yesterday, Mrs May said: “I’ve been clear about those areas where I feel some of the comments he made were unacceptable.
“The whole point about [a special relationship] is that we can sit down and be very frank with each other about what we think.”
Donald Trump becomes 45th U.S. PRESIDENT
Fri, January 20, 2017
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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US President Donald Trump points to the stands as he walks with his wife Melania during the Inaugural Parade.
More than two million people took part in the global “Pussyhat” feminist demonstration yesterday, to reclaim women’s rights.
Marching in bright pink hats with knitted ears, at least 500,000 protestors took part in Washington's event, encouraging celebrities including Yoko Ono and Madonna to get involved.
In London, up to 100,000 citizens marched in protest, and they were accompanied by the Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour MP Harriet Harman.
Mrs May’s remarks come two weeks after she sharply criticised Trump’s controversial comments in her first interview with Sky News.
Women's march in Washington where they wore hats with knitted ears
She said: “I think that’s unacceptable, but in fact, Donald Trump himself has said that, and has apologised for it.”
Last night, sources confirmed one of Mr Trump’s senior allies urged Mrs May not to “overplay” his comments about women.
Theresa May's first broadcast interview was with Sky News
Ted Malloch, Trump’s choice of ambassador to the EU, told the Mail on Sunday that she should “focus on the positive and not the negative” as “Mr Trump wants to reinvest in the special relationship.”
Mr Malloch who went on to explain that Brexit was a big reason why Mrs May received such an early invitation to visit Mr Trump.
First Lady Melania Trump previously said she forgave Trump's sharp comments about women
In response to the possibility of her relationship with Trump reflecting Regan and Thatcher's she said: “He [Mr Trump] says he wants it to be a very special relationship and I’m confident we can make it such.”
Mr Malloch added: “This is May’s finest hour. She is on a run and the Washington meeting is a great coup.”