Trump meets with May, talking business on second day of U.K. visit

  04 June 2019    Read: 1215
 Trump meets with May, talking business on second day of U.K. visit

Prime Minister Theresa May is hosting President Trump at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, as the president continues his state visit to the U.K. While Trump's arrival Monday was marked by ceremony and spectacle, he and May are focusing on trade — a key issue, as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union.

In addition to a lunchtime visit to the prime minister's official residence, the two leaders held a larger discussion at St James's Palace in London, with Ivanka Trump and other administration officials sharing a large table with the CEOs of large British companies such as Barclays and the drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.

At the morning business summit, Trump said he's optimistic about reaching a bilateral trade agreement with the U.K.

"I think we'll have a very, very substantial trade deal," Trump said. "It'll be a very fair deal, and I think that this is something that your folks want to do, my folks want to do, and we want to do, and we're going to get it done."

 

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