It has now emerged that Donald Trump claimed in 2017 that parts of London were ‘no-go areas’ because of the numbers of Islamic extremists – with Theresa May forced to jump in and correct him.
The terse exchange reportedly took place during a private dinner when the Prime Minister visited The President in Washington.
Trump is said to have turned to May during the meal and made the claim, according to Bloomberg.
May immediately spoke up to ‘correct him’, claims the PM’s former strategy director Chris Wilkins.
During the meal, the controversial President also told the UK leader that Brexit was a ‘brilliant thing’, and that he hoped the relationship between the two of them would be stronger than that of Thatcher and Reagan.
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Details about the phone conversations between the two world leaders revealed further tensions, with Trump reportedly dominating the talks and interrupting his UK counterpart, only allowing her to talk for a few seconds before moving on to a new point.
On a more positive note, The President told Mrs May she could be ‘this generation’s Churchill’ after watching the new Gary Oldman film ‘Darkest Hour’.
Figures in the White House and Downing Street both confirmed the remarks.
The new details of the special relationship comes only weeks after it was confirmed that Donald Trump will not attend the opening of the new US Embassy in London next month.
It is claimed that Trump was wary of potential protests meeting his visit – but he instead insisted that he didn’t wish to visit the building as the old location was sold for ‘peanuts’ by the Obama administration.
It was later noted that his reasons are incorrect – as the decision to sell the old US Embassy in Grosvenor Square was actually organised during the final year of George W Bush’s presidency in 2008.