During a high-profile visit to the southern border state of Texas on Thursday to push for his controversial US-Mexico border wall plan, Trump attended a border patrol roundtable at McAllen, where Reggie Singh was seated next to the president.
It was unclear whether the partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day, would end before the start of the global economic meeting, which is scheduled for January 22 to January 25, as Trump and congressional Democrats dug into a fight over funding for the government and Trump's long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.
Most of the nominees confirmed were for executive branch positions, including a handful of new US attorneys and members of the Federal Communications Commission. Only a few judicial nominees were part of the deal, as Democrats have opposed many of Trump's picks.
During the Washington Post's live discussion on new technology, when asked about the president's thoughts on H1B immigration, Liddell said, "He (Trump) has talked about merit immigration, clearly that (H-1B) fits in merit immigration."
In her memoir "Becoming,'' set to come out Tuesday, Obama writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life to her amazement at becoming the country's first black first lady.
"If they had some kind of a protection inside the temple maybe it could have been a very much different situation," Trump said to reporters about the shooting at a synagogue that was holding a shabbat religious service.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are on their maiden official visit to France where they are scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Trogneux. The Trumps are scheduled to dine with Macron and Trogneux at the Eiffel Tower.