The message from our man in Washington has always been clear – if you want to influence Donald Trump, make sure you call often.
Sir Kim Darroch, the departing UK ambassador to the US, wrote in his official advice that the Prime Minister should be talking to the US president two or three times a month, if not more.
Theresa May, a politician renowned for struggling with small talk, made an admirable attempt, once telephoning out of the blue while Mr Trump was on Air Force One to praise his 2018 midterm election results.
But at times her tone and policy demands would grate on him. The lack of personal chemistry, mixed with Mr Trump’s public Brexit deal criticism, meant by the end of her premiership…
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