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 TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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 GrishamPlayboy White House correspondent says he'll sue over suspended credentials Grisham: We'll 'talk about' bringing press briefings back Scaramucci breaks up with Trump in now-familiar pattern 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 BidenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE and former Defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelOvernight 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 Five takeaways from Pentagon chief's first major trip Esper given horse in Mongolia as US looks for new inroads against China 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.