White House: Trump to have dinner with Schumer and Pelosi

    President Donald Trump meets with, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will have dinner on Wednesday night with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

    The dinner comes as the Republican president has sought to work more closely with the Democratic leaders in Congress to enact his legislative agenda.

    Trump reached an agreement with Schumer and Pelosi last week — despite objections from Republicans — on a three-month agreement to raise the debt ceiling, keep the government running and speed hurricane relief to states.

    The president has said he's simply doing "what the people of the United States want to see. They want to see some dialogue."

    Trump met on Tuesday evening with Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

    The president is also expected to sit down with Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina to discuss the president's response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Scott is the only African-American Republican currently serving in the Senate and criticized Trump's handling of the racial violence last month.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group contributed to this story.

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