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Welcome to DailyMail.com’s daily US politics blog, with live coverage of Joe Biden’s visit to Italy for the G7 summit.

Biden will meet with Pope Francis after comedians Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Fallon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Chris Rock.

Donald Trump turns 78 today and is expected to celebrate at Mar-a-Lago. And there is growing speculation about who Trump’s vice president pick will be.

Follow MailOnline’s live coverage below from reporters in Italy and Washington:

Donald Trump turns 78: the former president is preparing to celebrate in Florida with a MAGA party… four months before fighting with Biden to be the oldest president in history

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Former President Donald Trump will celebrate his 78th birthday on Friday with a birthday party in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The former president will headline a ‘Club 47’ event near Mar-a-Lago at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, where some of his most boisterous supporters plan to dress in red, white and blue to celebrate the presumptive Republican nominee. .

The invitation showed the former president hugging an American flag, a tribute to his birth on Flag Day.

Club 47 president Larry Snowden confirmed to DailyMail.com that there would be cake and a birthday song played. ‘All previous. Great birthday celebration,” he wrote in an email.

Trump joins other celebrities including Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Cher and Steve Martin at the 78 club.

That’s funny: Pope Francis meets with comedians Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Fallon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock and more in a warm-up event for his meeting with Biden.

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Pope Francis hosted more than 100 comedians in Vatican City on Friday morning in an event in preparation for his meeting with President Joe Biden at the G7 later in the day.

The conclave of comedians included Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Fallon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien.

“They bring people together, because laughter is contagious,” the pontiff told the assembled group, adding that he has prayed for a good sense of humor for 40 years.

‘Although today communication often generates conflicts, we know how to bring together diverse and sometimes contrary realities. How much we need to learn from you!’ said the 87-year-old Pope.

Pope Francis warns of ‘ethical challenges’ of AI in speech to G7, then tells assembled leaders ‘We need politics’

Pope Francis participates in a working session on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Energy, Africa-Mediterranean at the Borgo Egnazia complex during the G7 Summit in Savelletri, near Bari, Italy, on June 14, 2024. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)

Pope Francis gave a 20-minute speech on AI to the assembled leaders of the G7 and other nations.

The pontiff joked that he brought two versions of his speech and then opted for the shorter one, which the Argentine delivered in Italian.

He thanked the “presidents, kings, everyone who is here with us today” and stood across from President Joe Biden at a large circular table. He cited the “profound ethical challenges” of AI and expressed fear of “a culture of dismissing others.”

“No machine should ever decide to take the life of a human being,” he said, according to a simultaneous translation, amid advances in the military applications of this technology. “No innovation is neutral,” she said. Biden and Giorgia Meloni of Italy took notes as he spoke.

The Pope concluded by telling the assembled politicians that there was “corruption” and “inefficiency” among some politicians, but defended the vocation in general.

“We need politics,” he said.

Catholic President Biden shakes hands and caresses Pope Francis in a tender moment

US President Joe Biden and Pope Francis speak before a session on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Energy, Africa and the Mediterranean on the second day of the G7 summit in Borgo Egnazia, Italy, June 14, 2024. REUTERS /Louisa Gouliamaki
Pope Francis, left, greets US President Joe Biden during a working session on AI, energy, Africa and the Middle East at the G7 summit, in Borgo Egnazia, near Bari, southern Italy, on Friday June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Fun day at the Vatican

The Pope meets with comedians such as Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert at the Vatican.

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JUNE 14: (EDITOR'S NOTE: STRICTLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO MERCHANDISING). Pope Francis meets with artists from the world of humor at the Apostolic Palace on June 14, 2024 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis met with more than 100 comedians from around the world, encouraging them to uplift people and help them see reality with all its contradictions. (Photo by Vatican Media via Vatican Pool/Getty Images)

The agreements negotiated at the G7 in Italy will lend Ukraine $50 billion, but how much will the Europeans pay?

The White House is touting G7 deals in Italy, including a deal to lend Ukraine $50 billion, with loans secured by interest on seized Russian assets.

Another agreement that President Biden presented in his press conference would commit the United States to supporting Ukraine for a period of ten years. But that plan would not have the force of U.S. law if Biden is out of office, and details are still emerging about how much U.S. allies are willing to pony up for the loan.

The United States is expected to take the lion’s share of the $50 billion in support.

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White House readout of Biden-Meloni meeting

The White House noted in its readout of the meeting that the meeting helped “deepen the partnership between the United States and Italy on a range of vital security, economic and regional issues.”

President Biden praised Prime Minister Meloni for Italy’s steadfast support for Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war of aggression, including critical Italian security assistance.

President Biden and Prime Minister Meloni welcomed the unanimous commitment of G7 leaders to provide $50 billion in additional financial support to Ukraine using proceeds from frozen Russian sovereign assets.

They also agreed to continue pursuing all available options to impose greater costs on Russia and those who support the Russian war machine. They also discussed their respective efforts to enhance mutual economic security and respond to economic coercion.

The two leaders discussed the importance of two-way trade and investment in enhancing economic prosperity. President Biden and Prime Minister Meloni also highlighted the urgent need to secure a hostage agreement and a ceasefire in Gaza, and emphasized the importance of Hamas taking a constructive approach in that process.

Biden’s grandchildren will pay for their share of the trip to Italy with the president

From Emily Goodin, American political reporter in Buri, Italy

President Biden’s grandchildren will pay their share of the trip to Italy for the G7.

Naomi Biden, her husband Peter Neal, Maisy Biden and Finnegan Biden accompanied the president on his trip. They hitched a ride on Air Force One and stayed with him in the faux medieval resort town of Borgo Egnazia, where rooms can cost $1,000 a night.

‘Historically, family members of presidents have frequently joined them during trips. Current practices are consistent with those used by previous Administrations. They cover all additional personal expenses,” a White House official told DailyMail.com.

Taxpayers pay for the president to travel and stay wherever security requires him to be.

For those not covered by the government, the military typically charges the cost of a first-class ticket to travel on Air Force One. The grandchildren would pay for that flight fee and their rooms at the resort.

Peter Neal, Finnegan and Maisy were at President Biden’s press conference Thursday night.

Naomi Biden remained behind closed doors amid speculation that she is pregnant.

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Donald Trump meets with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin as battle over running mates reaches fever pitch

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Former President Trump and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin met Wednesday at Trump National Golf Club in Loudon County, Virginia.

It was the first time the two leaders met and comes as speculation continues over who Trump will choose as his running mate.

It was the first time the two leaders met and comes as speculation continues over who Trump will choose as his running mate.

Joe Biden demands to know if the press is ‘just taking pictures’ during another staged photo op

President Joe Biden met with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on the sidelines of the G7 on Friday.

The president had to ask the prime minister about the rules of the event.

‘Are they just taking pictures?’ Biden asked Meloni. She nodded.

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Donald Trump Reveals Thoughts on Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, Barron Trump’s Real Height, Aliens, Artificial Intelligence and Elon Musk in Interview with Logan Paul

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Donald Trump’s four-hour interview with Logan Paul was released Thursday night.

He talked about his upcoming debate with President Joe Biden, the showdown between Logan’s brother Jake and Mike Tyson, and other topics.

Trump was asked who he preferred in the upcoming fight between Mike Tyson and Logan’s brother Jake Paul.

‘Mike was fantastic, but now he’s a little older and you guys can fight!’ Trump said.

He noted that he was a big fan of Tyson, 57, but that “the clock is still the clock.”

Trump also talked about his son Barron’s enormous height.

‘He’s a big boy. One meter ninety. I couldn’t get him to play basketball. I play football, he is a good sport. …I say Barrón. I don’t want to take a photo next to you.

Trump presented Paul and his co-host with MAGA hats and a T-shirt with his mugshot.

“Elvis had one, Frank Sinatra had one, but we eclipsed them a long time ago,” he said. “I’m not sure if I love it or not, but it is what it is.”

Biden saw his dog Commander bite Secret Service agents several times

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Shark Tank Star KEVIN O’LEARY Reveals His Pick for Trump’s VP

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On Thursday, Joe Biden broke away from the group of leaders and had to be guided back by Italian Georgia Meloni.

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Welcome to the DailyMail.com live blog

Mailonline will today provide live updates from Italy, where Joe Biden will meet world leaders at the G7 summit.

He is also expected to meet with the Pope.

Donald Trump turns 78 today and is expected to celebrate in Florida amid growing speculation about his choice for vice president.

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