Donald Trump appeared to take a swipe at Theresa May last night by claiming the US had ‘no greater friend than Australia.’

The US President delivered a slap-down of the so-called ‘special relationship’ between the Britain and America in a tweet late on Friday night

Trump congratulated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison after he succeeded Malcolm Turnbull as the leader of the country’s Liberal Party on Friday.

He wrote: “Congratulations to new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. There are no greater friends than the United States and Australia!”

Scott Morrison said the pair had enjoyed a ‘great discussion’ following a phone call on Friday morning and revealed how ties between the countries dates back decades.

He wrote: “Had a great discussion with Donald Trump this morning. We affirmed the strength of the relationship between the US and Australia. I shared the story of Leslie “Bull” Allen, an ANZAC hero who is a symbol of our 100 years of mateship