U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who share an unusual bond as the products of anti-establishment uprisings, are meeting at the White House on Friday for what could be a difficult search for unity on NATO, Russia and trade. The meeting marks Trump's first with a foreign leader since taking power a week ago, and it could go a long way towards determining how crucial Trump considers the traditional "special relationship" between the two countries. Trump rode an anti-Washington wave to win on Nov. 8, and May gained power in July after the "Brexit" vote that has put her country on a path to separate from the European Union. The meeting will conclude with a joint White House news conference. Trump has declared NATO obsolete and expressed a desire for warmer ties with Russia. May considers the trans-Atlantic alliance crucial and is sceptical of Russian President Vladimir Putin. They both want to begin work on a bilateral trade agreement, which for May would provide proof of stability amid the Brexit breakup and for Trump would support his belief that he can negotiate one-on-one trade pacts.