President Donald Trump made a state visit to the United Kingdom from June 3-5, which included a ceremonial welcome by the Queen and other members of the royal family, and a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
Nile Gardiner directs Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and is our Bernard and Barbara Lomas Fellow. He says the trip was an opportunity for Trump to “advance the U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship and the transatlantic alliance as a whole, strengthen U.S. leadership in Europe, reaffirm powerful U.S. backing for Brexit, and underscore that a U.S.-U.K. free-trade deal will be a top priority for the U.S. administration in the Brexit era.”
Gardiner attended the state visit, where he gave numerous media interviews.
Ted. R. Bromund, senior research fellow in Anglo-American Relations in the Thatcher Center, also shared his assessments with the press:
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