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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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Theresa May: Donald Trump fully committed to Nato

US President Donald Trump has made a 100% commitment to Nato, according to Theresa May.

ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston said: "He didn't actually confirm that, but I assume those words were agreed.

"It means an organisation vital to our security and defence is going to be supported by the new president".

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