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Trump's UK visit will show how to rebuild the ‘special relationship’

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Donald Trump's visit to the UK will be a test for Theresa May during her last days as prime minister – but it will also offer whoever steps into her shoes a view into how to deal with the US president.

The London-Washington "special relationship" has certainly cooled with Trump in the White House, the major issue being that the president's pushing of an "America First" agenda has pushed against the UK's preference for international diplomacy and multilateral treaties.

That US policy has meant London has had to distance itself from Washington over the Paris climate accords and the nuclear deal with Iran, with Trump rejecting both.

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Trump wants support for these positions, but the incoming prime minister will know that disrupting the world order in that way will do the UK more harm than good. The new Downing Street incumbent will have to learn to pick their battles, with a quietly........

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