Trump, Pelosi to meet on bipartisan infrastructure deal

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiBoth sides were wrong about Mueller report, and none of it will likely matter for 2020 Elijah Cummings: 'I am begging the American people to pay attention to what's going on' Angus King: 'Mueller passed the obstruction question to the Congress and Barr intercepted the pass' MORE (D-Calif.) are planning to meet in the near future to discuss a bipartisan infrastructure package, a White House spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Examiner.

“The President and Speaker did speak last week and have agreed to meet soon to discuss working together on infrastructure,” White House Deputy press secretary Judd Deere told the publication. “The President wants a bipartisan infrastructure package that rebuilds crumbling infrastructure, invests in the projects and industries of tomorrow, and promotes permitting efficiency.”

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Pelosi said at a recent Democratic retreat that she thinks President Trump would be receptive to an infrastructure package of between $1 trillion and $2 trillion.

“I’m optimistic. Left to his own devices, I think the president would be agreeable to these things,” she told reporters. “It has to be $1 trillion; I’d like it to be closer to $2 trillion.”

The news comes in the wake of a Democratic National Committee initiative announced Thursday that aims to highlight what it perceives as broken promises Trump made as a candidate to small and mid-sized communities, many of them related to infrastructure and job creation.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.