Number 10 lobby briefing on Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia and doping

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5th March 2018

Here is a summary of this morning's briefing for lobby journalists by the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

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On Donald Trump's announcement that America will impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminium, the spokesman said Mrs May had made clear her "deep concern" about the move in a phone call with the president yesterday.

He said: "We don't know what that announcement fully constitutes yet, so will wait for the details before we have anything further to add.

"Both the Prime Minister and the president have been clear on the importance of reaching a post-Brexit bilateral trade deal. The USA is our biggest trade partner, we invest over £500bn in each other's economies, and over 1 million Americans work for US companies, so you would expect us to remain close partners and continue to work at t...