Corker-Trump peace talk deemed ‘very productive’

President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker met for more than an hour at the White House on Friday for what the senator’s office described as a “very productive discussion” that covered a broad range of topics, reports Michael Collins.

“Sen. Corker and President Trump had a very productive one-on-one discussion before key members of the White House staff joined them to talk through a number of domestic and foreign policy issues,” the senator’s office said in a statement.

“The conversations were wide ranging and extremely constructive,” the statement said. “In all, they were together for well over an hour.”

The White House also called the meeting productive and said Trump and Corker discussed “a wide range of shared legislative priorities for the fall session.”

“Topics included foreign policy and tax reform,” the White House said in a statement. “The administration looks forward to continued partnership with Sen. Corker and other members of Congress in order to ensure a productive fall legislative session.”

The Oval Office meeting was the first one-on-one between Trump and Corker since they publicly traded barbs earlier this summer.

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