General election 2019: Latest from the election campaign

Elias Hubbard
December 3, 2019

The impeachment imbroglio has overshadowed Trump's presidency as he looks ahead to his own reelection fight next November.

US President Donald Trump landed in Britain on Monday ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, arriving in London just 10 days before a crucial general election.

Trump has previously accused other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries of not spending enough on defence and has considered scaling back USA involvement.

Trump, who got back to the United States on Friday from a whirlwind trip to Afghanistan, arrives in London on Monday night for two days of meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders gathered for the summit.

The pro-Brexit premier is the favourite in the opinion polls to win a majority in next week's vote, but opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attacked him for his closeness to Trump.

The Conservatives have said neither drug prices nor NHS services will be at stake in post-Brexit trade discussions with the US.

The meeting between the pair will happen at Winfield House, the British residence of the US ambassador.

It remains to be seen whether the leaders will be able to show unity during the talks.

"The Democrats, the radical-left Democrats, the do-nothing Democrats, decided when I'm going to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - this was set up a year ago - that when I'm going to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, that was the exact time", Trump said as he left. "The whole thing is a hoax".

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