This time last year, many British politicians, Theresa May and Boris Johnson included, denounced Donald Trump as a 'joke candidate', concluding he has no chance of becoming President of the United States. Many of the polls suggested Hillary Clinton had it in the bag; how wrong many political commentators were last year. And one year later, in an unexpected twist of fate and delicious irony, President Trump has emerged as Mrs May's best hope of securing a post-Brexit trade deal with a non-EU country.

It comes as no surprise that the Republican President has such a special interest in enhancing the US's relationship with the UK.

After all, his mother is of British descent. He has special interests in this country, with a golf course in Scotland. Since the Brexit result last year, he has met with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, provided Michael Gove with the opportunity to interview him at Trump Tower prior to his inauguration, and considering his predecessor's track record of snubbing Britain, it is a perfect way to continually score points against Barack Obama, whom he loathes.

According to the head of YouGov, it comes as no surprise that Mrs May is hated by so many European leaders. This was perfectly displayed during her attendance at a European Council meeting last year, where not one EU leader spoke to the Prime Minister, intentionally isolating her.

Yet President Trump ensured it was his priority to meet with her before any other global leader.

'Why hasn't our Prime Minister walked away?'

Regarding all the current complexities confounding the UK's intense negotiations with the EU and the legal technicalities that prohibit individual countries from forming trade deals with other nations, this begs the question: why hasn't our Prime Minister walked away from the Brexit negotiations yet?

Is it really worth wasting time organising a post-Brexit trade agreement with the EU when UK and US officials are meeting next week to lay the foundations for a deal that will be worth more to Britain than European trade? It may result in two years of wasted opportunities.

If the US President is serious that a trade agreement can be negotiated 'pretty quickly', the UK could deliver on the Republican President's promise sooner than expected, but only if the Government ditches the EU soon.

This could restore the Prime Minister's credibility to significant levels. Many UK exporters would also welcome a US-UK trade deal, as they export more to other countries than the EU.

British people should be grateful the US elected their current President. In history, events all seem to coincide with each other, and it is no coincidence President Trump was elected after the Brexit result. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, he is the closest ally Mrs May needs right now.