Theresa May 'made joke about size of Donald Trump's hands'
Theresa May has poked fun at the size of Donald Trump's hands in a joke to a private fundraising party, according to reports.
The Prime Minister made light of photographs of her holding hands with the US president when she spoke to the Conservative Black and White Ball in London on Monday evening.
The Daily Telegraph reported that in response to applause from Tory donors, Mrs May said: "Thank you very much for that wonderful reception.
"I don't think I have received such a big hand since I walked down the colonnade at the White House."
Mrs May and Mr Trump were pictured holding hands as they walked from the Oval Office to a press conference during last month's visit to the White House.
Downing Street explained it as a chivalrous gesture from the president, who reached out to take Mrs May's hand as they walked down a small slope.
Mr Trump has faced jibes about the size of his hands since the 1980s, when Spy magazine repeatedly labelled him a "short-fingered vulgarian".
The taunt even surfaced in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, when rival Marco Rubio asked: "Have you seen his hands? And you know what they say about men with small hands."
A furious Mr Trump later hit back in a TV debate, saying: "Look at those hands. Are they small hands? ... I guarantee you there's no problem."