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Donald Trump '100% behind Nato', says Theresa May after meeting

Donald Trump is "100% behind Nato", Theresa May has said following their first meeting.

In the past, Mr Trump has described the organisation as "obsolete" and questioned the contribution of some members.

During a joint press conference:

  • Mrs May revealed the president had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to the UK later this year
  • Mr Trump hailed the "special relationship" between the two countries as "one of the great forces in history"
  • The president said he would allow decisions on torture to be made by his defence secretary James Mattis
  • And Mr Trump said Brexit would be a "wonderful thing" for the UK
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May and Trump pose in front of Winston Churchill bust

Donald Trump and Theresa May spoke of their pleasure at having a bust of Sir Winston Churchill moved back into the Oval Office.

Posing for cameras, the pair shook hands in front of the bust of Britain's World War II leader - removed from the office by Barack Obama.

The President quipped: "We'll see one picture tomorrow in the papers."

Referring to the bust, brought back by Mr Trump, the President said: "This is the original, folks. The original, in many ways.

"It's a great honour to have Winston Churchill back."

Mrs May laughed and responded that she was "very pleased."

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