British Prime Minister Theresa May made history when she was the first world leader to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House.
Now, she’s making history again as the first foreign prime minister to go on the cover of American Vogue. While her photographs exude power and poise, it’s what’s written inside the magazine that has people talking.
During her interview with Gabby Wood, the two talked Brexit, her marriage, and President Donald Trump.
According to Vogue, the White House meeting which was initially considered a “diplomatic triumph,” quickly turned into an attack on the prime minister from multiple fronts.
The Huffington Post reported, her home country called her, “Theresa the appeaser.”
It was a jab that compared her meeting with the leader of the free world with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s meeting with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler.
During her meeting with Trump, a photo of the two leaders showed Trump holding May’s hand, which incited another round of criticism for the British politician.
As NBC News noted, some claimed the action made her look subservient and as if she had to be led.
On Monday, the British prime minister set the record straight about the moment and told Vogue what she really thought about Trump. May said:
“I think he was actually being a gentleman.”
As written by Vogue, she laughed and claimed that as they were about to walk down the ramp Trump thought it “might be a bit awkward,” so they held hands.
Overall, the experience seemed to be pleasant, and the prime minister thinks the two “got on.” When asked about the Access Hollywood tape, May refused to take the bait. She said:
“We don’t comment on private conversations that take place. All I would say is, I’ve been very clear: I’m not afraid to raise issues. And the nature of the relationship is such that we should be able to be frank and open with each other.”
Their “special relationship” has been compared to the bond between Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan.
While May seemed to be open to revitalizing the bond, when it comes to Thatcher, she claimed there can only be one and said, “I do things my way.”