Trump, Pelosi to meet on bipartisan infrastructure deal

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrump pushes back on impeachment talk: 'Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!' Moulton enters 2020 White House race Trump takes aim at Dem talk of impeachment 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.