First meeting with a foreign leader
President Trump met with his first foreign leader today — UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
From The Telegraph:
Mr Trump made sure to show Mrs May the bust of Winston Churchill which he returned to the the office.
Standing alongside Mrs May, Mr Trump pointed to the bust and said: “This is the original. It’s a great honour to have Winston Churchill back.”
A smiling Mrs May responded: “Thank you, we were very pleased that you accepted it back.”
At one point Mr Trump had a large lamp moved to give the cameras a better view.
Trump believes he will get along with Mrs. May quite well.
Putting an end to the enhanced interrogation freak out, Trump said he would deferred to General Mattis, the newly minted Defense Secretary on such matters, fully expecting Mattis to “override” him.
President Donald Trump said Friday he will allow his Defense Secretary James Mattis to “override” him on torture, an issue on which the two men disagree.
“I don’t necessarily agree, but I would tell you that he would override because I am giving him that power,” Trump said Friday during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May. “I am going to rely on him.”
Trump has in the past suggested that he would defer to Mattis, who is firmly opposed to reinstating torture, on the issue, but he appeared to go further Friday in closing the door on the issue.
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