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Trump to meet with Tulsi Gabbard

Trump to meet with Tulsi Gabbard
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE is meeting on Monday with Democratic Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSix people whose election wins made history Next Congress expected to have record diversity Native Americans elected to Congress in record numbers this year MORE (Hawaii), who was one of the staunchest supporters of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign. 

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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 ClintonValadao unseats Cox in election rematch Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work MORE clinched the Democratic nomination, Gabbard said she would vote for Clinton over Trump.