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“In relation to Russia’s activities in Ukraine, we’ve been very clear that we want to see the Minsk agreement fully implemented.
The public found out Friday, as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May held their first joint press conference, a sporadically awkward affair that reminded us just how ill-prepared Trump is for the world stage.
On Russian sanctionsTrump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is just a day away, and given his blasé answer in the press conference, it appears Russian sanctions may not even be discussed.
Trump said it was “very early to be talking about that,” but PM May was much firmer in her answer.
Trump has repeatedly challenged the validity of NATO, calling the organization “obsolete,” a remark that sent shockwaves through Europe earlier this month.
When Donald Trump Met Theresa May
The real test for their relationship, however, may be how Mr. Trump handles America’s relations with Mr. Putin.
She, like many Americans, is probably wondering how long Mr. Trump will stick to those views.
On balance, Mrs. May seemed to collect the special recognition she came for, and Mr. Trump at least appeared subdued.
And Mrs. May, with evident relief, said Mr. Trump had expressed 100 percent support for NATO.
Hanging over the meeting were reports that the Trump administration is preparing to lift sanctions against Russia, perhaps unilaterally.
Trump told the prime minister that he had looked up to Reagan, and wanted his relationship with May to be even stronger.
They only found out that a formal press conference would take place when Spicer tweeted about it.
Team May was delighted with the outcome of Friday’s meeting in the Oval Office and the press conference beneath the chandeliers of the White House.
To celebrate getting through an 18-minute press conference without a diplomatic catastrophe as a victory might seem the definition of setting the bar low.
But her key priority was to strike up a warm relationship with Trump, and on that score it was mission accomplished.
collected by :John Locas