Trump names horse that was gift from Mongolia 'Victory'

Trump names horse that was gift from Mongolia 'Victory'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE on Wednesday said he settled on a name for a horse given to his son, Barron, as a gift from the Mongolian government: Victory.

The president shared the name for the horse, which was symbolically gifted to his 13-year-old son, as Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa arrived at the White House for a meeting.

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The animal is a symbol of the country dating back to the time of Genghis Khan. It has become a standard gift to offer foreign dignitaries. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry MORE and former Defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelGOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel White House aide moves to lobbying firm Overnight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces MORE were gifted the small horses.


Trump and Khaltmaa were expected to discuss trade during Wednesday's meeting. Mongolia borders Russia and China, and the bulk of its trade passes through the latter.

A senior administration official said the U.S. is seeking ways to diversify Mongolia's trade flows. The country's main exports include cashmere, minerals and other rare earth materials.

Wednesday marked the first time since 2011 that a Mongolian president visited the White House.

Updated at 5:33 p.m.