>> 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.
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.
>> 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.
>> 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.>>
>> Trump has praised Putin, and displayed a nonchalance about Russian military aggression in Ukraine and Crimea.
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.