Donald Trump, British PM Theresa May to give joint press conference today

Thersa May, who has been the British PM for six months, will be the first foreign leader to visit the new President Donald Trump, exactly after his inauguration.

Donald Trump, British PM Theresa May to give joint press conference today

In a first, Donald Trump will on Friday give a press conference as US President on Friday, in a joint appearance with visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Thersa May, who has been the British PM for six months, will be the first foreign leader to visit the new President Donald Trump, exactly after his inauguration.

According to media reports, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer indicated on Thursday

that Trump would take questions from reporters after the pair meets at the White House.

Trump's administration has taken a confrontational approach to the media, while at the same time the new Republican president uses frequent television appearances as a bully pulpit.

On Thursday, the British PM warned America's allies that they must "step up" and play their role in global security, as she wooed Republican lawmakers ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Amid several standing ovations, she pledged her commitment to the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States at a Republican party meeting in Philadelphia.

The British PM acknowledged rising tensions between the US and China. However, she stated fears of the "eclipse of the West" would not come to fruition if Britain and the United States stood together. May also invoked the memory of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan working together in the Cold War.

"We -- our two countries together -- have a joint responsibility to lead. Because when others step up as we step back, it is bad for America, for Britain and the world," she said.