President Donald Trump met today with his first world leader since taking office — British Prime Minister Theresa May — and they held a joint press conference Friday afternoon.
May's meeting with the president is being hailed by the British government as a sign that the trans-Atlantic "special relationship" is valued by the new administration.
The White House said late Thursday that May and Trump would talk, followed by a press conference and a working lunch — in a statement that misspelled the prime minister's first name as Teresa, according to The Associated Press. It was later corrected.
At a Republican Congressional retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, May embraced Trump as a friend and ally but warned him not to turn his back on “global institutions and political values,” according to Newshour.
May's visit, a week after Trump's inauguration, has been criticized by her political opponents, and risks being overshadowed by the flood of announcements, plans and proposals coming out of the White House.
This is her first visit to the United States as prime minister.
The joint press conference started at noon. You can watch the joint appearance below.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.