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Dozens of U.K. business leaders invited to dine with Trump next week

Theresa May and Donald Trump shaking hands.
British Prime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with President Donald Trump at the Palace Hotel in New York City. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Roughly 150 business leaders have been invited to dine with President Donald Trump during his first visit to the United Kingdom as president next week, the Financial Times reports.

One big thing: Those invited see the dinner as an opportunity to convince Trump of a post-Brexit trade deal. British businesses are already seeing a downturn in investment from the European Union due to Brexit, per a previous report from Axios. And now that Britain cannot depend on the EU for investment, production, and jobs, Britain will need a trade deal with the U.S. now more than ever.