During a joint press conference on Friday at the White House, British Prime Minister Theresa May seemed to go out of her way to box in President Donald Trump on his backing for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, declaring that he had told her in their private meeting that he will support the decades-old alliance "100 percent".
On Friday morning before meeting Mr Trump at the White House Mrs May paid her respects to the U.S. military dead by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Arlington, Virginia.
Prime Minister May called on a reporter from BBC News, who noted Trump's past statements about torture and banning Muslims and punishing women for getting abortions, and asked him, "What do you say to those at home who are anxious about your views, and anxious about you becoming the leader of the free world?"
Mrs May said she was pleased to be able to meet President Trump "so early" in his administration, but insisted: "I am not afraid to speak frankly to a president of the United States". The United Nations, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, she said, were all products of the countries' long friendship and desire to build world peace - an ideal that stretches back to before the first World War.
After their highly-anticipated meeting on Friday, Mr Trump said the UK-US relationship had "never been stronger".
When asked about Mr. Trump's scheduled phone call with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Saturday, the President played down any suggestion that he would lift U.S sanctions against the Kremlin.
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The president talked smooth, acted courteously and even exuded some charm alongside the Prime Minister in their joint press conference in the White House. I've been open about that for a long time.
Ms May will meet Mr Trump at the White House after laying a wreath at Arlington cemetery.
May says she will launch the divorce talks by the end of March by triggering Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which gives up to two years to negotiate an exit deal. Despite their public spat over Trump's border wall, the two leaders had a "very, very friendly call", Trump said.
But she added that Britain will always be mindful of its responsibilities in the world, invoking the "special relationship" the United Kingdom has always had with its former colony "to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests, and the very ideas in which we believe". "They've been fantastic allies in good times and in bad times", Trump said last June outside his hotel and golf resort in Scotland.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that USA and Russian interests "obviously coincide" and that Moscow is ready to consider concrete proposals from the Trump administration. And it's also possible that we don't.
"When they're shooting, when they're chopping off the heads of our people and other people, when they're chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a Christian in the Middle East, when Isis is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since Medieval times, would I feel strongly about waterboarding?" he said. The days of Britain and America intervening in sovereign countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over.