Now this really is embarrassing. It has almost become an established principle that the first act a newly-elected American president undertakes after winning the election contest is to touch base with Downing Street.
From Harry Truman, who was given a post-War tutorial in global diplomacy by Winston Churchill, through to Barack Obama, making contact with the British Prime Minister is regarded as an essential gesture to ensure the historic relationship between Washington and London remains on an even footing.
So the revelation that Donald J. Trump phoned nine world leaders – including a ten-minute conversation with the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny – without even thinking to call Theresa May is worrying, to say the least.
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