He's getting inflated but data on Tuesday shows a British economy struggling for air.
Brexit at least partially to blame, say its critics.
If for its fans, it would make new trade deals possible - and possibly one of the biggest of all.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I think we'll have a very very substantial trade deal.
It'll be a very fair deal, and I think that is something your folks want to do, my folks want to do, we want to do and we're going to get it done." It's a pledge that may have symbolic value only for a UK prime minister leaving office on Friday.
And differences over some likely areas of contention in a deal, such as U.S. access to UK agriculture and health services.
For now, the language remains diplomatic.
(UPSOT) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, THERESA MAY, SAYING: "And of course our honourable guest, Donald Trump, who knows a thing or two about business himself as well ...." The data is less polite: Construction had its worst month in over a year in May as customers postponed investment in the face of Brexit uncertainty.
The sector lost jobs at the fastest rate since 2012, a survey shows.
And, raising questions over consumer confidence, the British Retail Consortium says shoppers slashed spending last month by the most in more than 20 years.
More evidence of a UK economy itself stuck too, perhaps, in a compromising position.
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