Trump again threatens to shut down United States government over immigration policy

Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini dismisses the idea that racism has grown in Italy

Trump opened the press conference with remarks that suggested a confused understanding of the Italian elections in March. "Prime Minister, I hope you are going to be able to do that competing pipeline", he said. Conte was appointed as a compromise candidate for prime minister by the League and Five Star Movement after three months of political stalemate. Trump said during a joint news conference with Conte. He described the USA and Italy as "almost twin countries", both with "governments of change".

The Italian prime minister repeatedly described his interactions with Trump as "fruitful". Republicans said they're still intent on boosting money for Mr. Trump's wall, but their top goal is getting the government funded.

Watch the President's comments above. "I believe in meeting".

The most obvious common ground between the two leaders is their hardline stances on immigration. "Frankly, you're doing the right thing in my opinion".

Trump has recognized Conte as a fellow populist, praising his election and his promise to prioritize government action for Italian citizens first.

"Italy has taken a very firm stance on the border, a stance few countries have taken", Trump said during a brief photo op in the Oval Office before the joint news conference. 'But I had a great meeting with President Putin of Russian Federation. If they want to meet, I'll meet anytime they want, anytime they want.

Both leaders however stressed that they were open to dialogue with Russian Federation.

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Other ballots just showed a big cross through the whole paper or crosses marked next to every party, rendering the ballot ruined. And working class people in urban areas were pressured by a denial of opportunities connected to their livelihoods.

Trump also described the Iran nuclear deal, which he pulled the United States out of in May, as "ridiculous" and a "waste of paper".

The pair also brushed over differences over Iran, where sanctions have hurt Italian-Iranian commercial relations.

Mr. Trump also said he would be willing to meet with the Iranian prime minister to discuss the nuclear deal.

The president, as is his habit, cited the trade deficit in goods only.

"The European Union has totally taken advantage of the United States". We can't let that happen.

Meanwhile, in the defence realm, Italy has said it has no chance of reaching the target spending of two percent of GDP - let alone Trump's stated goal at the latest North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit of four percent.

The U.S. president noted the U.S. trade deficit with Italy, a member of the European Union, and said he was certain "we'll straighten that out pretty quickly". And we discussed that, and we'll work something out.

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