Former US President Donald Trump and Theresa May were spotted holding hands during the prime minister’s official visit to the White House in 2017 and his state trip to the United Kingdom in 2018.
Before photos of Theresa May holding hands with Donald Trump circulated worldwide, the former UK Prime Minister made a call to her husband to alert him, aссording to a new documentary released on Sunday.
After becoming the first foreign leader to visit Trump after his election, May embarked on another trip to the White House in 2017 to persuade the then-US president to commit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and to talk about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Fiona McLeod Hill, who served as Downing Street’s joint chief of staff, told filmmaker Norma Percy – who made the three-part BBC series entitled Trump Takes on the World – that the former president held the PM’s “hand going through the colonnades, which took us all by surprise, and as it turns out, took Theresa by surprise.”
However, before she was able to call her husband, she reportedly had to attend a lunch hosted by Trump.
Percy talks to several observers and former advisors to the Trump White House as they dish the dirt.
In the documentary, former US Deputy National Security Adviser KT McFarland claims that Trump did not believe May was a strong leader.
US Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon reveals that May was “given the full…