At a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May-whose name was spelled wrong three times by the White House ahead of her sit-down meeting with Trump-our president emphasized the importance of the United Kingdom -U.S. relationship.
The prime minister added that Trump had assured her that he is "100% behind NATO" and she said they would discuss foreign affairs including Russian Federation and Syria.
And both leaders said they would work to strengthen United States and British commercial ties, with May hoping that a swift trade deal with Washington will mitigate the effects of Brexit.
She also said she extended an invitation to visit England on behalf of the queen and that Trump has accepted. May, to make her case that Britain is somehow becoming more global by leaving the European Union, needed to demonstrate just how special the special relationship was (even though Britain can not sign a trade deal with the United States until after its divorce with the European Union was finalized).
Aware that Brexit will shape her legacy, Mrs May welcomed her early visit to the USA, a boost to her attempts to show that Britain can prosper outside the European Union despite criticism at home for cosying up to Mr Trump.
Speaking to reporters on board an RAF jet to Philadelphia, she said: "We condemn torture and my views on that won't change whether I'm talking to you or talking to the president of the United States of America". I've been open about that for a long period of time.
Her visit to the USA follows controversial comments by Mr Trump about waterboarding. "I've had many times where I thought I'd get along with people and I don't like them at all".
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The Israeli PM, who spoke to Trump for the first time on Sunday, has been invited to meet the U.S. The resolution infuriated the Israeli government, particularly concerning East Jerusalem .
Before their talks, Mrs May and Mr Trump posed for photographs in front of the bust and Mr Trump said: "This is the original".
"What's going to be important is having the opportunity to actually sit down with President Trump and talk to him face to face, about the interests we share, about the special relationship, about the joint challenges we both face".
The Prime Minister said that, among other things, they had agreed on the need to "eradicate" so-called Islamic State and radical Islamic ideology. Trump was glowing about the special relationship, which he said had "never been stronger", adding that "a free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world".
"This also demands a wider effort because. until we kill the idea that drives it, the ideology, we will always have to live with this threat", she said.
"Well, President Obama did say, I guess that they should move to the back of the line".
"We have a great general who has just been appointed Secretary of Defense [General James Mattis]", he said.