Relations between the UK and the US haven't always been that "special".
As former director of the US Information Agency, Edward R. Murrow, once put it, presidential travel should be treated as a 'weapon' to influence popular opinion.
The UK's agonizing efforts to find a path out of the European Union is beginning to look a lot like a game or riddle with no solution – and certainly no winners.
Efforts to keep Trump's itinerary as tight and cloistered as possible failed to avoid a classic diplomatic calamity.
The alignment of Independence Day and a presidential visit to Britain makes more sense than you might think.
Labour movements on both sides of the Atlantic have a rich history that's worth rereading now.
Thanks to the US's polarised politics, presidents beloved abroad are controversial at home.
There's no middle ground when it comes to a president like this.
The ties between the US and UK have long been depicted in loving terms. But with these two in charge, it can only be a marriage of convenience from now on.
It's all smiles as two leaders meet for the first time, but it'll take more than warm words to navigate the choppy waters ahead.