More details of the increasingly rocky relationship between Theresa May and Donald Trump have come to light, on the day the pair are set to meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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 and made the claim, according to Bloomberg.
May immediately spoke up to ‘correct him’, claims the PM’s former strategy director Chris Wilkins.
The same report claimed that ‘May finds it almost impossible to make headway’ during regular phone conversations with Trump as he ‘totally dominates the conversation’ and leaves her with only five or ten seconds to respond before he moves on to another point.
During a recent conversation with May, Trump also reportedly explained how he had watched Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman, and wholeheartedly endorsed it to her.
‘You could be this generation’s Churchill’, Trump later told her – with figures in the White House and Downing Street both confirming the remarks.
The bizarre framing 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 claimed 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 organized during the final year of George W Bush’s presidency in 2008.