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>> Since the Second World War, the United Kingdom and the United States have boasted of their special relationship. And in a visit to the U.S. on Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May made it clear that though times have changed, the Trans Atlantic bond must endure.>> We have the opportunity, indeed the responsibility to renew the special relationship for this new age.
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We have the opportunity to lead together again.>> May on Friday, will be the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President, Donald Trump. Both leaders stand astride popular, nationalist, anti-immigrant movements. Which in the UK voted to take the country out of the European Union, and in the US voted Donald Trump into the White House.
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>> The world is passing through a period of change.>> But May and Trump may differ on international priorities. The prime minister may have thought it necessary to remind the president of a not so distance past. Invoking the great friendship between president Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to make a point about current threats.
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>> We should not jeopardize the freedoms that President Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher brought to eastern Europe by accepting President Putin's claim that it is now in his sphere of influence.>>
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>> Trump has praised Putin, and displayed a nonchalance about Russian military aggression in Ukraine and Crimea.
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He has also repeatedly questioned the role of NATO, describing the alliance as obsolete. So it's unlikely we'll see May and Trump waltzing together anytime soon. But the two will host a joint press conference in the White House Friday, Donald Trump's first since his inauguration.