THERESA MAY TO MEET WITH DONALD TRUMP IN THE SPRING




By Nuran YILDIRIM - TDO - Downing Street approved Theresa May's visit to Donald Trump after a secret meeting between Theresa May's closest aides and Donald Trump’s advisers.

May's aides, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, have joined the secret meeting after Trump suggested Nigel Farage should be Britain’s ambassador to the United States.

A Downing Street spokesman spoke on the issue and said, “This was part of a process leading towards the PM’s first visit with President-elect Trump next year. The prime minister suggested it would be a good idea for key staff from both teams to meet. The prime minister looks forward to visiting the new president in the spring.” At the same time, Downing Street discharged all suggestions regarding Nigel Farage as the “third person” in the relationship between two countries, stating that the UK government already has very strong channels of communications.

On the other hand, immediately after the elections, Farage shared a photograph alongside with the president-elect of the United States Donald Trump on his Twitter account and tweeted, “It was a great honour to spend time with Donald Trump. He was relaxed and full of good ideas. I'm confident he will be a good President.”

Recently, Farage confirmed that he will attend the Trump's inauguration ceremony, which will take place in Washington on January 20th.

While the United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU in a critical referendum on June 23, 2016 created a global earthquake effect, the economic cost of the decision was enormous. In this context, the United States plays an important role for the United Kingdom, which is trying to take place in the global market after Brexit.

On the other hand, Trump's policy has parallel dynamics with the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU. Nigel Farage, who played an important role in the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU in 2016, was in an anti-immigration stance, addressing nationalist sentiments in his speeches. Farage argued that immigrants working in the UK are the main reason for the increasing unemployment. Similarly, Trump has anti-immigration stance. Hence Trump, who made immigration one of the major issues during his campaign launch, proposed to build a wall along the US/Mexico border in order to prevent illegal immigration.

In this context, it is impossible for Trump to be a Brexit opponent. Nevertheless, Trump has expressed skepticism about global market economy more generally. In the past few days, Trump criticized the Ford for its plan to open a factory in Mexico, emphasizing that industrial production and employment should be increased in the US. As a result, Ford has given up on its Mexican project and announced that they will invest $ 700 million in the Michigan state. Thus we will see what will happen next.