President Donald Trump and leading GOP members are meeting to thrash out their priorities for 2018.
According to recent reports, the two-day retreat at Camp David is expected to focus heavily on a strategy before crucial congressional elections in November.
The meeting takes place as a row continues between President Trump and Michael Wolff, the author of a new tell-all book about his presidency.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House raises concerns over Donald Trump’s mental health. The president called Michael Wolff a “total loser”.
The Camp David summit begins two weeks before the end of President Trump’s first year in office. It will seek to tie up unfinished business by Republicans, who have rallied around Donald Trump during the release of Michael Wolff’s book.
President Trump said as he left for the Maryland retreat: “We have a lot of things to work on, a lot of things to accomplish.”
The agenda is not public, but various media outlets have said the talks could also look at immigration and the opioids crisis.