The 45th President has started as he means to go on by slashing several key policies from the country’s books and signalling which countries he is keen to maintain friendly relations with.
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President Trump appears to have dropped the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the European Union (EU) while Theresa May is expected to meet Mr Trump as soon as possible following his remarks signalling a close relationship between the UK and the US.
The British Prime Minister could fly over to the US as early as next week after President Trump’s team said the billionaire businessman wants to mimic the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, who developed a close relationship in the 1980s.
The visit has been part of a secret plan being worked on by Downing Street over the last week.
A Whitehall source, said: “They are really, really keen to capture the Reagan-Thatcher idea: A new populist in the White House and a strong woman in Number 10.
“They want to rekindle that as soon as possible.”
A Downing Street spokesman told Express.co.uk plans had not been finalised yet but refused to deny Mrs May would travel to the United States as early as next week.
Hours after Mr Trump’s inauguration on Friday afternoon, the future of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU was thrown into doubt after the White House’s website page on the deal was wiped.
Negotiations on the trade deal started in February 2014 but talks came to a standstill under Barack Obama.
During the election campaign Donald Trump said he would bin the beleaguered deal and it appears just hours into his presidency he has kept his promise.
While protesters set cars alight in Washington and opponents across the world held commiseration parties, Vladimir Putin supporters held all-night parties in Russia after President Trump signalled a close relationship with the Russian President.
What has been branded “Trumpomania” has spread across Russia since the US election result, with the new President set to meet Mr Putin in Iceland as one of his first overseas trips in office in a bid to repair western relations with the Kremlin.
A Russia-US summit will most likely to be held in Reykjavik, which would replicate the famous cold war meeting between ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986.
Days before the inauguration, Mr Trump said he would consider dropping sanctions against Russia if Moscow helped tackle terrorism and worked the US on other goals.
A source who discussed a meeting plan with Mr Trump and officials at the Russian embassy in London, said: “The idea of a summit with Putin is definitely on the cards. The Russians are also keen on it.”
Details of leaders Mr Trump will meet should become more clear over the next few weeks.
However, he wasted no time in signalling which direction his presidency will go in by vowing to build a nuclear missile defence system to counter attacks from North Korea and Iran within minutes of his inauguration.
Mr Trump also announced plans to scrap Barack Obama’s climate change prevention plans.
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