Sun Nov 27, 2016 08:48AM
British Prime Minister Theresa May (photo by AFP)
British Prime Minister Theresa May (photo by AFP)
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Politicians in the UK have been very critical of Donald Trump, both throughout his election campaign and after the election, which he has won. How will this affect diplomatic relations between the US and the UK?

Some of the public felt that Trump’s election will benefit Britain — as he supported Brexit — and will provide a good, unique opportunity for a post-Brexit American and British trade deal. Others have argued that Donald Trump’s America will be increasingly isolated, just like post-Brexit Britain, and that both countries’ influence in the world will decrease. However, the vast majority were fearful of what the future holds for both countries.

US President-elect Trump spoke to UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to affirm America’s special relationship with Britain and invite May to visit him “as soon as possible.” In the telephone call, “President-elect Trump set out his close and personal connections with, and warmth for, the UK” the Prime Minister’s office said. “He said he was confident that the special relationship would go from strength to strength.”

Yet, some have raised doubts about the sincerity of Trump and May’s new relationship as the British prime minster seemed to be at the ‘back of the queue’ in terms of the leaders that Trump wanted to speak to after his stunning election victory.