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Watch: Trump holds press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron

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President Donald Trump is slated to host a joint press conference at the White House Tuesday alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.

The allied leaders will take questions from reporters during the second of Macron's three-day tour — his first official state visit to the U.S.

Both men and their wives dined at Mount Vernon, George Washington's historic estate, on Monday evening. Macron is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

Trump and Macron were expected to hash out their stances on a number of international issues during the visit, including the Iran nuclear deal and global trade policy.

But Trump may be confronted with questions about domestic issues as well.

On Tuesday, the nomination for Trump's pick to replace David Shulkin as secretary of veterans' affairs, White House physician Ronny Jackson, was postponed indefinitely by the Senate committee on veterans. The New York Times reported that Jackson allegedly permitted the overprescription of drugs and drank excessive alcohol on the job.

Meanwhile, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces mounting scrutiny over his spending and leadership in the Trump administration.