President Trump disputed rumors on Thursday he and British Prime Minister Theresa May have a strained relationship, claiming they are "liking each other a lot."

"It's a false rumor. We're on the same wavelength in, I think, every respect," the president told reporters during his first bilateral sit-down at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Though they speak regularly by phone and appear to have a warm relationship, May has faced pressure from within her own government to disinvite Trump from visiting the United Kingdom this year. Their relationship was jeopardized late last fall when the president shared a series of anti-Muslim videos from a far-right British political group, prompting May to publicly censure him.

But Trump kicked off his Thursday afternoon meeting with May by emphasizing their close relationship, claiming they are "joined at the hip" when it comes to defense policy and the military.

Both leaders said they are currently discussing the possibility of a state visit later this year, after Trump backed out of a trip to the new U.S. embassy in London that was planned for next month.