Theresa May might have a bit of soul searching to do, following Donald Trump’s spectacular vote of no confidence in her via an interview with The Sun, delivered with all the grace and manners of an ungrateful house guest.
Chatting to the newspaper during his visit to the UK, he’s said recently resigned foreign secretary Boris Johnson would make a great replacement for her, and added that her plan for Brexit will ‘kill off’ any hope of a encompassing trade deal with the US.
So, of course, the internet is prescribing our embattled premier a large dose of Love Actually, ahead of her press conference with Trump from Chequers this afternoon.
As you may recall from the classic Richard Curtis rom-com, Hugh Grant’s prime minister uses the backdrop of a press conference to deal Billy Bob Thornton’s bullying US president a few public blows, after what appears to have been an inappropriate moment between the president and Grant’s character’s would be love, Natalie, played by Martine McCutcheon.
“A friend who bullies us is no longer a friend. And since bullies only respond to strength, from now onward I will be prepared to be much stronger,” he tells Billy Bob’s leader of the free world, in an off-script moment of assertiveness.
So come on, Theresa. Let’s have some of that at Chequers. It’s what everyone wants. Who knows, it could even be a vote winner.
It would be great if Theresa May was more like the Prime Minister from Love Actually.
— Luke Robert Allan (@LukeRobertAllan) July 12, 2018
This is your opportunity @theresa_may to have a Love Actually Moment!
— Matt Frei (@mattfrei) July 13, 2018
Spending the morning in lockdown at Chequers awaiting the big May-Trump press conference later 👀 Will she do a Love Actually? Not likely
— Emily Ashton (@elashton) July 13, 2018
Am I the only one hoping we get a Love Actually style speech from May today? pic.twitter.com/BpI3bAS339
— Emma Morse (@CllrEmmaMorse) July 13, 2018
Theresa May has seen Love Actually, right? There's one way to deal with an American president who pulls this crap on your soil.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 12, 2018
A lot of Brits waking up this morning to Trump’s Sun interview and hoping Theresa May steals a few lines from Hugh Grant in Love Actually, calling the American president a bully and then doing this… pic.twitter.com/NdEqbiG3Qs
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 13, 2018