Trump travels to Washington to meet with congressional Republicans and speak with the nation's top business executives

Former President Trump will travel to the nation's capital on Thursday to take part in a series of meetings with House and Senate Republicans, as well as an event with top U.S. business executives.

The former president's meetings with congressional Republicans will be aimed at “examining policies that will save the nation,” a senior Trump campaign official told Fox News Digital.

Such policies, according to the campaign official, include “Trump's commitment to protecting seniors without cuts to Social Security or Medicare, policies that actually secure our borders and make our communities safe again , an American-first foreign policy that calls for peace through strength and the world. leadership and tax-cutting economic policies that revive the vibrant Trump economy we had just a few years ago. »

With less than five months until Election Day, Trump will begin his election Thursday morning at the Capitol Hill Club – a favorite venue for members of the House Republicans in Washington, D.C., which is also home to the Republican National Committee (RNC). . ) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) – around 9:30 a.m.

Trump will meet with House and Senate Republicans in Washington this week

Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Mike Johnson

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, former President Trump and House Speaker Mike Johnson (Getty Images)

An invitation sent Tuesday morning to top GOP aides in the House, obtained by Fox News Digital, showed that Trump was coming on a joint invitation from House leaders — Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., the majority leader. Steve Scalise, R-La., Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., and House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have been almost entirely in lockstep with Trump since Johnson took the president's gavel in late October. Multiple sources previously told Fox News Digital that Johnson kept Trump in the loop before announcing major House agenda items.

Trump and Republican lawmakers “will discuss increasing the Republican majority in the House and the legislative agenda for 2025,” Johnson's office told Fox News Digital.

After his meeting with House Republicans, which will be closed to the press and will take place as part of a House Judiciary Committee hearing to examine the “political prosecution of President Trump” launched by the U.S. District Attorney Manhattan's former president Alvin Bragg will take part in a discussion with major companies. leaders.

Trump will attend and speak at an event hosted by Business Roundtable, an association of more than 200 CEOs of America's largest companies. He will advocate for a more prosperous economy if he obtains a second term in the White House.

The informal discussion, scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m., will be led by FOX Business host Larry Kudlow, who served as director of the National Economic Council in the Trump administration from 2018 to 2021.

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Former President Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sunset Park in Las Vegas on June 9, 2024. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients will also be at the roundtable, speaking on behalf of President Biden during his trip abroad for the G-7 summit in Italy.


After the roundtable, Trump will meet with Senate Republicans at 12:30 p.m.

A Trump campaign source told Fox News Digital that Trump's meeting with upper house Republicans will be closed to the press and will take place at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters.

Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso's office confirmed to Fox News Digital on Monday that Trump will address Senate Republicans this week.

“I have invited President Trump to meet with members of our Republican conference,” Barrasso, R-Wyo., wrote to his Senate Republican colleagues in a message obtained by Fox News Digital. “I think it will be helpful to hear directly from President Trump about his plans for the summer and also share our ideas on a 2025 strategic government agenda.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, who supported Trump's bid to retake the White House in March, said Wednesday that he would be at the meeting and that the former president had “earned nomination of electors” for the 2024 presidential election. This will be the first time the two leading Republicans have met since December 2020.

After the meeting concludes, Trump and Senate Republicans are expected to address members of the press.

Trump at Trump Tower after his conviction

Former President Trump leaves after speaking to the media following the verdict in his trial in New York, at Trump Tower, May 31, 2024. (Getty Images)

Trump's visit comes as he continues to shape his own presidential re-election and GOP races across the country, just weeks before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


The former president's trip also comes as he continues to face a steady stream of legal battles. The deadline for Trump's legal team to file any post-trial motions in the New York v. Trump case is set for late Thursday.

After meeting with congressional Republicans on Thursday, Trump will have another meeting with Johnson and NRCC Chairman Richard Hudson, R-N.C., from his Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday, a source told Fox News Digital close to planning.

Fox News' Liz Elkind, Julia Johnson and Brooke Singman contributed to this update.


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