President Trump's visit may be coming to a close, but Downing St has come under fire for deciding to present the First Lady with a bespoke tea set, with many calling the decision 'lazy sexism'
Prime Minister Theresa May will give President Trump a framed copy of a typescript draft of the 1941 Atlantic Charter, agreed by president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, setting out their vision for the post-war world.
Meanwhile, Melania will receive a “bespoke Number 10 tea set” produced by the designer Emma Bridgewater.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said both gifts had been “carefully chosen”.
Mrs May’s spokesman said: “It’s a copy of Churchill’s personal draft of 12 August, 1941, with his amendments in red pencil. There were no further amendments made and Churchill kept the draft on his wall as a reminder.
“A copy has kindly been provided with the consent of Winston Churchill’s family.”
However, Dawn Butler, the shadow equalities minister, said: “Theresa May has once again been exposed for her outdated belief that there are ‘boys roles’ and ‘girls roles’.
“Melania, as well as being First Lady, is a successful and independent business woman in her own right, and deserves a more meaningful and thoughtful gift. Melania is married to one of the most divisive and unpleasant men in modern history – so at the very least she will need something stronger than tea.”
The Women’s Equality Party described the present as “lazy sexism”.
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