Trump promises ‘tremendous’ UK trade increase

Donald Trump has promised a “tremendous” increase in trade with the UK at a short meeting with Theresa May in Davos.

The US President sought to build bridges with the Prime Minister in their first meeting since a diplomatic row over posts he re-tweeted from Britain First.

Speaking during a photo opportunity at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Mr Trump said the US and UK are “very much joined at the hip”.

He boasted of a “really great relationship” with Mrs May and being “on the same wavelength in, I think, ever respect”.

Mr Trump told her: “It’s great to see you. One thing that will be taking place over a number of years will be trade.

“Trade is going to increase many times and we look forward to that.”

Mr Trump added talks would soon take place and “are going to lead to tremendous increases in trade between our two countries, which is great for both in terms of jobs”.

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“We look forward to that and we are starting that process pretty much as we speak.”

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