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It's hard to ignore Donald Trump on Twitter.Of course, British prime ministers are obsequiously paranoid about maintaining the so-called "special relationship" with America's presidents.The invitation, made almost immediately after Trump was sworn in as president, includes dinner with the queen, and a parade in gilded horse-drawn carriages for Trump and his wife. It was supposed to be a tool to lever favor with Trump and boost the prospect of a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the U.S.For all Trump's promises of a "very big and exciting" trade deal, and pledges from pro-Brexit U.K. politicians that a "generous" U.S. agreement would be agreed quickly, nothing has happened.Firstly, there is no such thing as a fast trade deal – the average U.S. deal takes four years. Secondly, the U.S., and this president in particular, does not make generous commercial deals. Oddly enough, if the U.K. got a trade deal with the U.S., London would have to give in to Washington's demands to allow American health giants access to contracts in the U.K.'s state-funded National Health Service, as well as accept lower regulatory standards for U.S. imports.
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