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 TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary 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.

White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamSupreme Court allows 'public charge' rule to take effect nationwide Pelosi blasts Trump's 'dangerous' pick for intelligence chief Lawyers to seek asylum for Assange in France: report MORE tweeted a photo of the horse, and confirmed it would remain in Mongolia.

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 BidenThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary Sanders holds 13-point lead in Fox News poll MORE and former Defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelAlmost 100 former officials, members of Congress urge Senate action on election security GOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel White House aide moves to lobbying firm MORE were gifted the small horses.

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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.