Theresa May gives Donald Trump the nod - again and again

Written by David Singleton on 25 January 2018 in Diary

The PM opted against playing it cool when the president said they were 'on the same wavelength'.

How to respond when somebody that you have fundamental disagreements with - but still need to keep onside - says that you basically agree with everything they stand for?

This was the quandary faced by Theresa May when she sat down with Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“We’ve had a great discussion. We’re on the same wavelength in, I think, every respect,” said Trump.

The man who has bragged about groping women, happily retweeted racists and reportedly described African nations as ‘shithole countries’ then added:

“I have a tremendous respect for the prime minister and the job she’s doing and I think the feeling is mutual from the standpoint of liking each other a lot.”

For her part, the prime minister could have remained impassive. She could have left people guessing about what she was thinking. But instead, May opted to nod vigorously in agreement.

And the love-in did not step there. Shortly after May's nodding offensive, Downing Street then let it be known that the prime minister and president had asked officials to work on "finalising the details of a visit by the president to the UK later this year".





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