You Could Be 21st Century’s Winston Churchill; Donald Trump Told Theresa May

The US president told Theresa May in a phone conversation that she could become the 21st century Winston Churchill, it has been reported by insiders listened to the conversation.

The communication that took place on December 19 where the two leaders “wished each other a very Merry Christmas”.

President Trump was inspired having watched Gary Oldman’s award-winning portrayal of Churchill in Darkest Hour and he is said to have compared the PM to the legendary politician, Winston Churchill after seeing how he led Britain to victory in World War Two.

Three sources from Downing Street told the Telegraph that the president recommended the movie to May, he said: “You could be this generation’s Churchill”.

 Donald Trump said the PM is the next Winston Chruchill

The Telegraph also reports that Trump’s comment came after the PM remarked that Churchill had been voted the greatest Briton ever.

Another UK Government source also added that Trump typically praised May for “doing a fantastic job” and promises that “Brexit is going to be great” during phone calls.

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Both leaders are set to meet today in the Swiss resort of Davos to attend the World Economic Forum and as the sources claimed, despite recent conflicts between the two, there is typically a warm relationship between them.

The meeting will mark the first meeting between them since Trump cancelled his “working visit” to the UK that would have seen him open the new US embassy in London supposedly because he thought the move was not a good deal, although there were reports he feared a frosty welcome.

Bloomberg News reported that in a formal phone calls between the two leaders, the PM “finds it impossible to make headway and get her points across”.

“Trump totally dominates the discussion, leaving the prime minister with five or 10 seconds to speak before he interrupts and launches into another monologue,” an insider told Bloomberg.

Former UK ambassador to the US, Peter Westmacott, told Bloomberg: “The relationship has taken some knocks but there is so much substance to the relationship—commercial, defence, intelligence, foreign policy, cyber, culture, language and shared values—that we all have an interest in ensuring that it remains strong.”

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