President meets UK prime minister amid Brexit tension

Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to meet Prime Minister Theresa May, who announced her resignation on Friday and will officially step down after Trump's visit.
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Breaking news out of London where president trump is wrapping up his state visit to the uk. The high ceremony in his honor last night giving way to protests in the streets of London today as the president meets with outgoing prime minister Theresa may. She's stepping down in just three days. The country in crisis over Brexit and our senior national correspondent Terry Moran starts us off from Buckingham palace. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: Good morning, well, after a dazzling start to this state visit, president trump gets down to business today. That meeting with prime minister may, she'll have a lot to say to him even though she is leaving. This alliance so crucial for Britain. Protesters in the street as you said but they are still rolling out the red carpet for this president and nobody does it better than the house of Windsor. This morning, president trump arrived at 10 downing street with outgoing prime minister Theresa may. Earlier sitting down with British business leaders, may chairing that meeting and the president joking that maybe she should take back her resignation. I don't know exactly what your timing is but stick around. Let's do this deal. Okay? Reporter: But maim is the lamest of lame ducks. Hen tenure broken by the debate about how Britain should leave the European union. The president has already weighed in on that pushing for a so-called hard Brexit where the uk would crash out of the eu without a deal and is backing Boris Johnson to succeed may. He's a friend of mine. He's been very nice. I have a very good relationship with him. Reporter: As Britain leaves the eu it needs the U.S. And president trump more than ever and so he's getting the red carpet treatment here including last night's state dinner at Buckingham palace hosted by the queen herself. Mr. President, as we look to the future, I'm confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us. Reporter: The first lady in an evening gown and long gloves was escorted by prince Charles. Ivanka Trump joining other family members along with prince William and duchess Kate and president trump offered a warm tribute to the queen and the alliance. She has embodied the spirit of dignity, duty and patriotism that beats proudly in ef British heart. On behalf of all Americans, I offer a toast to the eternal friendship of our people. Reporter: So that was Donald Trump last night. The real estate developer from queens at a banquet held in his honor by the queen. It has been quite a trip for him. Later today he'll have a press conference with Theresa may once again back to business? We will bring that to you live and George will host that. As we've seen president

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