Trump talks immigration, ISIS alongside Italian prime minister

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Trump said he considers getting rid of ISIS the United States' primary role. "We're in a role everywhere, so I do not see that", Trump said when asked if he sees a role for his administration in helping to stabilize Libya and if stabilizing Libya means combating terrorism and ISIS.

To a question on his visit to Italy this summer to attend the G-7 Summit, he said he looks forward to meeting Pope Francis.

Talks with Italian leader Paolo Gentiloni were expected to address USA commitments to trade and military partnerships with European allies, as well as security concerns, including the Syrian civil war and Russia's role in the conflict.

While addressing the possibility of a government shut down, Trump said, "I think we want to keep the government open".

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Trump says he is not involved in that decision-making process, but would support Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he charged Assange with a crime.

"The Italy-US partnership is not only an opportunity but a duty", he said, adding that "now is the time for the United States of America and Italy to work together to stabilise the situation in Libya".

Trump expressed "our condolences from our country to the people of France".

Gentiloni said he had spoken to French President Francois Hollande and had "reiterated to him our solidarity" over Thursday night's Paris terror attack that killed a policeman.

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On Thursday, Mr. Trump met with Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni.

President Trump is slated to travel to Italy next month, where he will meet again with Gentiloni and other U.S. allies from around the globe.

Trump supported Britain's decision to leave the European Union and has previously said he expected other countries to do the same.

The president also took a swipe at Canada for policies he says are hurting US dairy farmers.

Italy has also committed to increase its defence spending to two per cent of gross domestic product, the target Trump wants all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to reach.

Trump also sharply denounced the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and promised to address it further in the "not-too-distant future".

"Again it's happening it seems", he said.

It will start with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders' summit in Brussels, just before the G7 leaders meet in Italy - summits which both Trump and Trudeau are expected to attend. He says he's not anxious about emboldening terrorists by saying an attack can have an impact on a democratic election.

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