From: “Gearan, Anne”
Date: January 25, 2018 at 4:42:59 PM GMT+1
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Travel Pool Report 9/ Full remarks with PM May
Here’s a rush transcript of President Trump and PM May, after their meeting. As always check quotes against transcript. British side participants, according to MIchael Anton: Gavin Barwell; Mark Sedwill; Jonathan Hall; James Slack; Philippa Saunders
Thank you very much it’s an honor to be with Prime Minister May. We’ve had a great discussion - we’re on the same wavelength, I think, in every respect. And the Prime Minister and myself have had a really great relationship, although some people don’t necessary believe that, but I can tell you it’s true.I have tremendous respect for the prime minister and the job she’s doing. And I think the feeling is mutual from the standpoint of liking each other a lot.
And uh, so it was a little bit of a false rumor out there, I just wanted to correct it, frankly, because we have great respect for everything you’re doing and we love your country. We think it’s really great, and we are working on transactions in terms of economic development, trade, maybe most importantly military. We are very much joined at the hip when it comes to the military. We have the same ideas, the same ideals and there is nothing that would happen to you that we won’t be there to (help? Inaudible). you know that.I just want to thank you very much. This is a great honor to be with you.
May: Thank you very much. Thank you. We’ve had, as you say, a great discussion today. We too have that really special relationship between the U.K and the United States. It’s at each other’s shoulders. We face the same challenges across the world, and as you say we’re willing to go and to defeat those challenges and meet them. And alongside that ,working for the improved trade relationship of the future, which will be the trademark (edifice? inaudible.) So the U.K. and the U.S. both do a lot (inaudible) Great to see you.Trump: It’s great to see you. One thing that will be taking place over a number of years will be trade. Trade is going to increase many times, and we look forward to that. he trade concepts and discussions and discussions really I think can say most of them that will be Taking lace are going to lead to tremendous increases in trade between our two countries which is great for both in terms of jobs. And we look forward to that and we are starting that process pretty much as we speak so thank you all very much for being here.
Question: When will there be a state visit?”Trump: “We will discuss that.”