Theresa May Defends Holding Donald Trump's Hand: "He Was Actually Being A Gentleman"

The PM poses for Annie Leibovitz in new magazine interview

Theresa May has spoken about her controversial holding of hands with US President Donald Trump, and claimed he was "actually being a gentleman".

The Prime Minister became the first foreign leader to meet Trump following his presidency back in January, and their gathering was widely scrutinised by the world's media.

Speaking to US Vogue about the photo of the pair holding hands while they walked outside the White House, May explained: "We were about to walk down a ramp, and he said it might be a bit awkward.

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"I think he was actually being a gentleman."

When asked what she thought of Trump, she continued diplomatically: "I like to think we got on. I mean, obviously he has, uh . . . it was a stunning election victory, in that he's someone who has not been involved in politics."

May had acknowledged Trump's previous derogatory and sexist remarks about women, which she called "unacceptable". On whether she confronted Trump about the comments, she recalled: "Well, I don't...

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"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."

The PM posed for famed photographer Anne Leibovitz for the fashion publication, and also appeared alongside husband Philip.

Discussing her homelife with Philip, she also admitted she makes him watch NCIS, adding: "Do you know, I think we argue about the same things that most people argue about - like, who has the remote?

"And what we're watching tonight. His history program? No - NCIS!"