Prime minster Theresa May will meet President Donald Trump for the first time next week. May will discuss trade and terrorism, but hasn't confirmed if she will confront Trump about his "unacceptable" comments about women.

Making a statement

Whilst being interviewed by Andrew Marr, the prime minster was asked on multiple occasions if she will raise women's rights issues with the most powerful man on the planet. Yesterday, over 100,000 people marched in London over concerns about gender equality. May argued that her meeting with Trump would be the biggest statement about women that she could make.

Previously, May had derided the President of the USA's comments about women, in particular a video in which Trump can be heard describing how he "grabs attractive women by the pussy". May stated that, due to Britain's special relationship with the USA, she would be able to raise any concerns that she has.

"I have previously stated that some of the comments made by Trump in relation to women were absolutely unacceptable. Some of those comments Trump has apologised for," stated May before invoking her history of defending women's rights when she was home secretary.

"I will be talking to Donald Trump about issues that both the United Kingdom and the United States face.It's the special relationship that we share that allows us to raise issues that we find unacceptable.

Whenever I find something unacceptable, I will tell Donald Trump that I find it unacceptable," said May.

A rocky start

May will fly to Washington next week to hold discussions with Trump. The President of the United States will come over to the UK for a state visit later in the year. May's attempts to build a relationship with the new president have been regularly undermined by Nigel Farage.

Trump took to Twitter to express his desire for Farage to become the British ambassador in Washington.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition, asked May challenge Trump on comments made about Islam and women. "There was no sign of any special relationship between the U.K and the U.S.A in Trump's inauguration speech," stated Corbyn.