British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet President Trump at the White House Friday, CBS News White House Chief Correspondent Major Garrett reports, citing a senior administration official.
She’ll be the first foreign leader to visit Mr. Trump at the White House. Trade is certain to come up, as Britain prepares its exit from the European Union. May told business leaders in Davos this week that Britain is looking to strike trade deals with “old friends” and “new allies.”
Britain’s prime minister says she’s confident President Trump understands the strategic value of the NATO alliance.
Theresa May told the Financial Times that Trump “recognized the importance and significance of NATO.”
The new U.S. president has alarmed European allies by suggesting NATO may be obsolete. He’s said alliance members must pay more for their defense and not rely so much on U.S. military contributions.
May also says she believes Britain can work out a new trade deal with the U.S.