President Trump had a somewhat uneven relationship with Theresa May, the first British Prime Minister he had to deal with during his presidency.
He arrived for his first visit to the UK as president on July 12, 2018, but this was immediately overshadowed by the publication of an interview that the US president gave to the newspaper The Sun.
In it, he said Britain would probably not get a trade deal with the US if the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan continued.
“If they make such an agreement, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with Britain, so that would probably kill the agreement,” he told the newspaper, adding that Mrs May̵
But at a joint press conference on the second day of his visit, he changed his tone, saying a trade deal “will definitely be possible” after Britain leaves the EU. He also said Brexit was an “incredible opportunity”.
Sir. Trump also met the Queen, though there was no open drive with her through the capital streets, as the trip was designated as a “working visit” rather than an official state visit.
Asked about the protests that greeted his arrival in Britain, he insisted that many people were “happy”, he visited, adding: “I get thousands of messages from people in Britain that they love the President of the United States . “
But when he arrived in London on a state visit the following year, he was greeted by further protests and a giant balloon depicting him as a baby.
This time, the president was given the honor of a state banquet at Buckingham Palace with the Queen, in which he praised the “eternal friendship” between Britain and the United States.
But earlier in the day, he had called London Mayor Sadiq Khan – who had said Britain should not “roll out the red carpet” for Mr Trump – a “stone-cold loser”.
A few weeks later, Mr Trump also made Ms May and her proposed Brexit deal and tweeted: “What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how to do it, but she decided to go another way.”
So it was a little surprising when Mr. Trump seemed excited to congratulate Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister in July 2019 and said, “He will be amazing!”
Asked what advice he would give Mr Johnson on Brexit, the president replied: “He does not need any advice. He is the right man for the job. I have been saying that for a long time.”
While the couple have had warm personal relationships, there have been some differences in terms of politics, especially in terms of China, Iran’s nuclear deal and the future of NATO.
But after this year, they now have another thing in common – they both got and recovered from coronavirus. When Mr Johnson left intensive care back in April, Mr Trump said it was “big news”, and after returning to the White House to recover from the virus in October, he thanked the British Prime Minister for “his friendship and support “.