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Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom and an Exchange With Reporters in New York City

September 26, 2018

President Trump. Thank you very much. It's my great honor to be with Prime Minister Theresa May. She's working very hard, like all of us, and doing a very, very good job.

We spent a lot of time together in my last trip to the U.K. And I think that's when we could say we got to know each other. And it was, like, meeting after meeting after meeting. And I said, "This is really good." And every meeting became better and better.

I will say that we're talking about a lot of different things today: trade, military, security, protection, all sorts of things. We have a myriad of things to talk about. I just want to say it's great to be with you and great to have you as a friend. Thank you very much, Theresa.

Prime Minister May. Well, thank you very much, Mr. President. Thank you, Donald. And it's great to be here. And looking forward to the discussion we're going to have, as you say, on quite a variety of topics.

The relationship between the U.K. and the U.S. is a really special one——

President Trump. Yes.

Prime Minister May. ——deep and enduring. But there is much for us to talk about as we go forward together, particularly, obviously, the ambitious and wide-ranging trade deal that we want to do between the U.K. and the U.S. But also, our security partnership and defense partnership, and those many challenges that we are facing around the world and how we can together cooperate.

President Trump. Great.

Prime Minister May. Good.

President Trump. And we'll talk about them. And we'll come up with solutions and answers.

Thank you very much, everybody.

Supreme Court Nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh

Q. Mr. President, are you going to watch Brett's testimony?

President Trump. We'll see you at the press conference at 5 o'clock.

NOTE: The President spoke at 3:29 p.m. at the Lotte New York Palace hotel.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom and an Exchange With Reporters in New York City Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/332705

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