Trump to meet with Tulsi Gabbard

Trump to meet with Tulsi Gabbard
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE is meeting on Monday with Democratic Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardNew Quinnipiac poll finds Biden leading in New Hampshire Gabbard lawyers demand retraction of Clinton's 'defamation' Krystal Ball praises former McConnell aide's historic win in Kentucky MORE (Hawaii), who was one of the staunchest supporters of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTech firms face skepticism over California housing response Press: Another billionaire need not apply Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick mulling 2020 run: report MORE's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign. 


According to pool reports, Gabbard will meet with Trump Monday at Trump Tower in New York City, though there is no indication what the two will discuss.

One reporter for The New York Times tweeted that Gabbard was under discussion for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, is reportedly a big fan of Gabbard because of her right-leaning stances on guns, refugees and Islamic extremism. 

Gabbard did not join the majority of her Democratic colleagues in co-sponsoring gun control legislation this summer.

She also voted in favor of a Republican-sponsored bill that requires refugees from Iraq and Syria receive background checks from the FBI. 

And the congresswoman condemned Obama earlier this year for not referring to recent terror attacks as "Islamic extremism." 

Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee to support Sanders in his presidential bid. 

But after Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Top diplomat said request for specific probes in Ukraine was 'contrary' to US policy Feehery: What Republicans must do to adapt to political realignment MORE clinched the Democratic nomination, Gabbard said she would vote for Clinton over Trump.