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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to Meet With Donald Trump in NYC

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    (Published Monday, Dec. 5, 2016)

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday, Trump's team has announced.

    Trump has meetings scheduled Tuesday with four notable names. In addition to Bowser, Trump will meet with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, political commentator Laura Ingraham and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. NBC News has identified Tillerson as a possible candidate as Trump's secretary of state.

    Bowser's office declined an interview but the mayor was the one who requested the meeting with the president-elect. A news release from the mayor's office cited the city's growing economy but didn't mention other issues, like statehood or a lawsuit by Trump over the tax bill for the new Trump Hotel in Washington.

    Bowser, a Democrat who campaigned on behalf of Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the presidential election, has said she and Trump share common ground on the need for investments in infrastructure, namely Metrorail, roads and bridges.

    But Bowser has also said she and Trump disagree on the Affordable Care Act and on D.C.'s status as a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants.