British Prime Minister Theresa May said that Donald Trump’s comments about groping women’s genitalia were unacceptable, although she added she was looking forward to her state visit later on in the year, and that she had “very good positive conversations” since his election win.
She also added that she was “optimistic and positive for the future”.
During the campaign a historical tape of Trump emerged in which he said, “And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the p****. You can do anything.”
When asked about the comment on Sky News, May replied, “I think that’s unacceptable. But in fact Donald Trump has said that and has apologised for it. The relationship that the UK has with the United States is about something much bigger than the relationship between the two individuals as President and Prime Minister.
“I’ve had two very good, positive conversations with Donald Trump already, from the conversations I’ve had I think we’re going to look to build on that relationship for the benefit of both the US and the UK. I think that’s something that’s optimistic and positive for the future.
“It’s a relationship where actually in the UK we feel we can say to the US if we disagree with something they’re doing.”
With Britain due to trigger Article 50 next year and leave the EU, it is believed that relationships with America will become more important as the country redefines itself in the world.
Earlier, Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to meeting Theresa May next year. In a tweet he wrote, “I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the spring. Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special!”
This is believed to have further positive outcomes as the relationship between Trump and Nigel Farage has embarrassed the British Government thus far.