Trump meets with Slovakian prime minister – live updates

By Grace Segers

/ CBS News

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President Trump is meeting with Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini Friday afternoon, capping a busy week for the administration. Mr. Trump began the day with good news — 263,000 jobs were created in April, substantially more than the 190,000 economists had predicted.

However, on Thursday, another Federal Reserve pick, Stephen Moore, withdrew from consideration after some Republican senators expressed reservations about his ability to be confirmed, in particular because of some of his past remarks about women.

Mr. Trump is meeting with Pellegrini to discuss bilateral security cooperation, as well as mark the 75th anniversary of the Slovak uprising against Nazi occupation and the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

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Earlier this week, the president saw Attorney General William Barr testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the release of the special counsel's report on the Russia investigation and obstruction. Barr's testimony Wednesday followed the revelation Tuesday that Mueller had confronted Barr about his public characterization of the report. Mr. Trump was reportedly pleased by Barr's performance and his full-throated defense of the White House.

Barr refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by Democrats, on Thursday.

Mr. Trump also met Tuesday with Democrats and agreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure over 25 years, according to Schumer.

First published on May 3, 2019 / 2:14 PM

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Grace Segers

Grace Segers is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital.

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