May tells Trump they can lead the world
Britain and America will have the opportunity to “lead together again” with renewed confidence after the surprise results of the US election and Brexit vote, Theresa May will say today.
Striking an optimistic tone before becoming the first world leader to meet the new US president, Mrs May will say that Britain is ready to “build relationships with old friends”. She will hail Donald Trump’s election as a moment of “renewal” in which the American people rediscovered their confidence.
Theresa May has told US Republicans the UK and America cannot return to “failed” military interventions “to remake the world in our own image”.
Suggesting a UK foreign policy shift, she said those days were over but added that the US and UK should not “stand idly by when the threat is real”.
She said the two countries must “renew the special relationship for this new age” and “lead together, again”.
Mrs May’s US speech comes ahead of talks with President Donald Trump.
She will be the first world leader to meet the new president on Friday, a visit which comes amid controversy over comments by President Trump about waterboarding.
President Donald Trump will seek a tax on goods imported from Mexico and use the revenue to build a border wall, the White House spokesman has said.
The plan was announced just after the Mexican president cancelled a visit to Washington, amid a row sparked by the question of who will pay for the wall.
Mr Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to create a wall on the US southern border with Mexico.
Making Mexico pay for it was one of his key election campaign pledges.
But President Enrique Pena Nieto has always insisted that will not happen and on Thursday he pulled out of next week’s White House meeting.
Hours later, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that the president had discussed the funding proposal with lawmakers, and that they are considering making it part of a tax reform package the US Congress is planning.
He said that a 20% tax could generate approximately $10bn (£8bn) in tax revenue per year.
“Right now our country’s policy is to tax exports and let imports flow freely in, which is ridiculous”, Mr Spicer said aboard Air Force One, adding that the tax will “easily pay for the wall”.
The two countries exchange about $1.6bn (£1.27bn) per day in cross-border trade.
every day is a headline..may and trump sitting in a tree..you know the rest..
carlos has spoken as well..trying to be the voice of reason..good luck carlos!
in the end the tax payers will pay for it..indirectly, no matter how its wangled..