What To Look For When Prime Minister Theresa May, President Donald Trump Meet
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has secured the coveted first meeting between President Trump and a foreign head of government. Among the goals of each leader in this meeting will be setting a course for a future UK-US trade deal. The policies of each of Prime Minister May and President Trump will be on the line in this first meeting, with Prime Minister May seeking to demonstrate the UK’s ability to strike favorable trade arrangements in the post-Brexit era and President Trump seeking to establish the viability of his “America First” policies on the global economic stage. The fortunes of businesses and investors in both countries are also on the line, and as the details of any bilateral trade understanding begin to take shape they will need to understand how their commercial interests will likely be affected and how they can position themselves to protect their interests and capitalize on new opportunities.