Mayor Muriel Bowser held her first meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump to discuss key issues facing the nation’s capital. At the Mayor’s request, President-Elect Trump agreed to have a face-to-face meeting and begin a constructive dialogue on how his Administration can partner with the District to advance Washington, DC’s growth over the next four years.
Among major issues discussed were education, transportation and the District’s unique role as a city, county and state.
“I met with the President-Elect to lay out the concerns and hopes of District residents and to start a dialogue with the new Administration as it is forming,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “I want to thank the President-Elect for hearing about our priorities like education, transportation and statehood and showing a willingness to work together to reach common ground.”
Mayor Bowser and city officials will continue to lay the groundwork for future relationships and potential economic and cultural opportunities with President-Elect Trump. As the nation’s capital and home to over 670,000 residents, it is important to maintain healthy relations between the federal and local government in Washington, DC.