I suppose it makes sense. Two countries that are at war against themselves internally and cutting themselves off from the world internationally are likely to end up leaning on each other for mutual support:
Theresa May to seek special deal with Trump in White House visit
Theresa May will shrug off concerns about Donald Trump’s presidency and pledge to rekindle the special relationship as she begins a two-day charm offensive that will see her become the first world leader to meet the new US president.
MPs, including some in May’s own party, have expressed anxiety about Trump’s stance on a range of issues, including protectionism and torture. Global trade experts have warned that Britain may gain little from a bilateral trade deal with Washington.
But the prime minister will deliver a warm message about the two countries working closely together when she addresses senior Republicans at the party’s annual retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday, before she meets Trump in the White House for face-to-face talks on Friday. …
It will stroke Trump’s ego, so of course he will leap at the opportunity for validation. And to be fair “a warm message about the two countries working closely together” doesn’t sound bad. But then we get to:
[May:] “So as we rediscover our confidence together – as you renew your nation just as we renew ours – we have the opportunity, indeed the responsibility, to renew the special relationship for this new age. We have the opportunity to lead, together, again.”
A special relationship. Renewing their nations. The responsibility to lead together again.
Because it worked so well last time.