PRIME MINISTER – PRESIDENT TRUMP & ATLANTIC ALLIANCE – 6 February 2017
Dr Julian Lewis: Given that there can be no security for Europe without the intimate involvement of the United States of America, will my right hon. Friend please redouble her efforts to persuade our continental friends – and, indeed, our friends on the Opposition Benches – that, whatever they feel about an individual President’s personal qualities, the way to proceed has to be to reach out to him, to respect his office and to keep strengthening the alliance?
[The Prime Minister: My right hon. Friend is right. One of the themes at the informal /European/ Council was the recognition of the role that America has played in supporting Europe’s defence and security and of the need to engage fully with the American Administration. That is what we are doing and what I encourage others to do.]