It looks like Theresa May and Donald Trump have made up

  • It looks like Theresa May and Donald Trump have made up

It looks like Theresa May and Donald Trump have made up

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May spoke for the first time since a row over his retweets of a British extremist group, addressing vexing questions about Brexit and Middle East peace Tuesday. However, neither the Downing Street nor the White House account of Monday's call mentioned a presidential visit.

Mrs May said last month the President had been "wrong" to retweet the three videos posted on Twitter by Britain First. "We are doing just fine!"

The relationship between Trump and May has also been frayed by the president's Jerusalem decision, a break with overwhelming worldwide sentiment that the city's status should be decided through negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

No 10 described his actions as wrong which prompted the United States president, in return, to chastise Mrs May on Twitter and urge her to focus her attention on tackling Islamic extremism.

In a statement issued following this afternoon's call, a Downing Street spokesperson said the Prime Minister "began by offering her condolences over the loss of life in the bad train crash in Washington state".

British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump agreed in a phone call Tuesday that the USA must bring forward "new proposals for peace" in the Middle East in the wake of the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Mr Trump noted the UK had backed a United Nations Security Council resolution, vetoed by the U.S., which rejected the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Downing Street said May reported on progress in Brexit talks and the president and prime minister "wished each other a very Merry Christmas and looked forward to keeping in close touch".

The country has been subjected to a brutal bombing campaign headed by the Saudi Arabian military, which has been armed by British defence firms.

May criticized Mr. Trump for retweeting videos depicting Muslim violence, the leaders discussed their "different positions" on Jerusalem, the prime minister's office said in a statement.

Soon after he took office in January, Mr Trump was invited on a state visit to the United Kingdom but no date has been set for the trip amid criticism from MPs of the president's conduct and stance on key issues.

The Prime Minister made no mention of the Twitter row which sparked fresh calls for Mr Trump to be banned from Britain.

May updated the President on Brexit negotiations, while he described the progress he's made on his economic agenda.