Donald Trump invites Cory Gardner to White House to talk foreign policy |

Donald Trump invites Cory Gardner to White House to talk foreign policy

By Mark K. Matthews | The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado and five other congressional Republicans are dining Tuesday night at the White House, where President Donald Trump is expected to discuss his first trip overseas as chief executive and other foreign policy matters.

The get-together will give Trump an opportunity to debrief lawmakers on his nine-day, five-country tour that included a royal welcome in Saudi Arabia, a sitdown with Pope Francis at the Vatican and often-tense meetings with other NATO leaders in Brussels, Belgium.

The dinner also will provide a platform for Gardner to talk about his own overseas travels, including a controversial meeting with Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and conferences with other officials that Gardner said included a discussion of Duterte’s brutal crackdown on drug dealers and users.

The campaign has cost the lives of thousands of Filipinos and alarmed human-rights activists, but Trump has praised that bloody approach and invited Duterte to the White House.

Read the full story on The Denver Post website.

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