Trump expecting "very powerful" trade deal with Britain

Around 200 police officers have been injured in clashes at the G20 Summit in Hamburg

Trump expecting "very powerful" trade deal with Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May holds talks with US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg, 08-07-2017. Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

US President Donald Trump has said he expects to reach a “very powerful” trade deal with Britain following Brexit.

Following talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May this morning, President Trump hailed the "very special relationship” the pair have forged since he took office.

The two leaders were meeting on the fringes of the G20 Summit in Hamburg.

It is understood around 200 officers have been injured in clashes with in the German city as the summit continues.

Police also say dozens of people have been temporarily detained.

"Very powerful" trade deal

President Trump said he expected to reach a post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK "very, very quickly" and that it would be great for both countries.

"There is no country that could possibly be closer than our countries,” he said.

"We have been working on a trade deal which will be a very, very big deal, a very powerful deal, great for both countries and I think we will have that done very, very quickly."

"Prime Minister May and I have developed a very special relationship and I think trade will be a very big factor between our two countries," he said.

President Trump said he will be visiting London at some point, however when asked when he replied, "We'll work that out."

As well as discussions on a possible future trade deal with the US, Mrs May was also expected to raise the President's controversial decision to pull out of the international agreement on tackling climate change.

Mrs May has said she hopes Mr Trump will take the US back into the Paris Agreement.

Historic meeting

Yesterday Russian President Vladimir Putin and US leader Donald Trump met as presidents for the first time.

The two leaders discussed a range of issues during two hours of talks and they also shared a warm handshake.

President Trump said he looks forward to “a lot of very positive things happening, for Russia and for the United States and for everybody concerned.”

Mr Putin again denied any meddling in the US election however; former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, Nile Gardiner isn't buying it:

“I wouldn’t actually believe anything actually that the Kremlin is putting out,” he said.

“Actually there is a lot of spin being put out by the Russians.

“The reality is that Moscow deliberately attempted to intervene in the US Presidential election and the Russians must be held to account.

The Kremlin has called for any proof of Russian meddling in the US democratic process to be brought forward.