SECOND SNUB? Donald Trump set to snub Theresa May for a second time as he plans to avoid her at Davos summit after embassy visit row
PM had been hoping for ‘clear the air’ meeting with President after breakdown in so-called ‘special relationship’ but he has no plans to meet her at the World Economic Forum next week
DONALD Trump is set to snub Theresa May for a second time after their embassy visit row as he plans to avoid her at the Davos summit next week.
Fresh from cancelling his trip to London to open the new £750million American embassy, the US president will back away from the Prime Minister once again.
But it will be deeply embarrassing to Mrs May, as she had hoped for a meeting to “clear the air,” sources told The Telegraph.
The Swiss resort will play host to the world’s economic leaders.
Prime ministers and presidents do not usually attend Davos, but many world leaders will be appearing this year.
However, The White House told its British counterparts that the president had “no time” to meet Mrs May.
And, Government sources sought to play down the significance of the incidence – blaming a “diary clash.”
But Mr Trump will meet French president Emmanuel Macron. And could also meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said that Mr Trump cancelled his trip to London because he knew Mrs May had wanted to put all her focus on Brexit.
He said: “As you know, President Trump was supportive of the UK’s exit from the EU, he still thinks that was the right decision for them.
“Britain needs to focus on those Brexit negotiations right now, which is really important to them, and I think the president realises that’s where Prime Minister May really needs to focus her attention.”
Mr Trump blamed his distaste for the new million-pound building housing the US embassy for cancelling the visit – but it’s thought he was also put off by the prospect of huge protests in the capital.
The so-called “special relationship” between the United Staes and Britain dates back centuries, but appears to be under strain since Mr Trump entered the White House.
However, it was all very different last year, when things got off to a good diplomatic start.
Mrs May became one of the first international leaders to travel to Washington to meet Mr Trump.
And the pair were even seen holding hands as they walked through the grounds.
Mr Trump will be the first American president to attend Davos since former president Bill Clinton attended in 2000.
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Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5378375/donald-trump-set-to-snub-theresa-may-for-a-second-time-as-he-plans-to-avoid-her-at-davos-summit-next-week-after-embassy-visit-row/
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/906880/Donald-Trump-to-ignore-Theresa-May-for-second-time-World-Economic-forum-in-Davos