Old Alliance: British PM to Propose a US, UK World Leadership

Posted: Jan 26, 2017 10:30 AM

The world around us is going to be changing very quickly in the near future.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to re-establish an old friendship between Great Britain and the United States on Thursday as she meets with Republican leadership in Philadelphia.  

“As we rediscover our confidence together –- as you renew your nation just as we renew ours –- we have the opportunity, indeed the responsibility, to renew the special relationship for this new age,” she is expected to say. “We have the opportunity to lead, together, again.”

May is riding the waves a populist movement in her own country as well after the British citizens voted to leave the European Union early last year.  

During Barack Obama's presidency, America's relationship with Great Britain was unstable and even divisive at times.

During a press conference in April of 2016, Obama went to Great Britain and demanded the citizens support remaining in the EU and gave them a grim ultimatum.  

If their country voted to leave, he would ensure that they move to the “back of the queue” for future trade deals.

President Donald Trump responded to Obama's actions after the Brexit vote saying that he would never abandon Great Britain.

"Well, President Obama did say, I guess that they should move to the back of the line. Now, that wouldn't happen with me. The U.K. has been such a great ally for so long, they'll be always at the front of the line. They've been amazing allies in good times and in bad times," Trump said last June outside his hotel and golf resort in Scotland.

May will be the first foreign leader to meet with Trump since taking office.