Trump said at the start of his meeting with Italy's Giuseppe Conte that the country's new populist government "has taken a very firm stance on the border".
US President Donald Trump traded smiles, handshakes and compliments with Italy's populist leader Giuseppe Conte Monday, as the two rightists presented a united front on everything from Russian Federation to immigration.
The two met for the first time at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, Canada back in June.
Manafort's trial is also a likely topic for questions during the president's news conference, although the charges against Manafort do not directly involve Trump. As reported by CNN, today, Conte is the most useful for each trump in Europe.
Mr Conte added: "We must negotiate with the United States to find balance in interest of Italian cities, American citizens, and European citizens". No party won a majority of the vote in the election, forcing parties to form a coalition government.
Also, the White house said that they will discuss the issues of trade, the army and the existing deficit between the two countries, which he hopes to fix.
"I agree very much with what you are doing with respect to migration, and illegal immigration, and even legal immigration", Trump told Conte in the Oval Office.
Italy argues that the law places an unfair burden on countries that border the Mediterranean, and its new populist government has stepped up pressure on other European Union countries to share responsibility for arriving refugees.
The visit will begin with a one-on-one meeting followed by more extensive bilateral discussions, the White House said.
Trump welcomed the novice prime minister to the White House with outstretched arms, hailing him as a kindred spirit - a fellow political outsider with an admirably tough line on immigration.
Trump was asked about his shutdown threat during a joint press conference with Italy's premier Monday. "They didn't want it any longer".
The prime minister is set to tout Italy's role as a potential "facilitator" in U.S. -EU relations, according to sources close to Conte's office cited by the news agency Ansa.
The Trump administration withdrew from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran in May, saying it was too generous to Iran.
He said he and Conte were "united in our conviction that strong nations must have strong borders", and went on to discuss the U.S. government's plans for national border security and its counter-terrorism efforts. And we discussed that, and we'll work something out.