This week in Washington (21 images)

President Donald Trump announces he will nominate acting VA secretary Robert Wilkie to take over permanently, delivers remarks at the 37th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service and visits first lady Melania Trump as she recovers from surgery the week of May 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Updated: May 18, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the Prison Reform Summit in the East Room of the White House on Friday. Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI
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Trump shakes hands with Robert Wilkie after announcing he will nominate him for VA Secretary. Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI
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Trump speaks as cabinet members from left to right, Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Vice President Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State and Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense listen during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Thursday. Photo by Andrew Harrer/UPI
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President Donald Trump speaks as Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), listens during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday. The White House said the two leaders will be discussing the upcoming NATO Summit in July. Photo by Andrew Harrer/UPI
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Trump speaks during a meeting with California leaders and public officials who oppose California's sanctuary policies in the Cabinet Room on Wednesday. Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI
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"These aren't people. These are animals," Trump said, indicating he would like local law enforcement to have more authority in punishing immigrants. "We cannot let this butchery happen in America," he added. Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during the meeting. Sessions did not respond to Trump's comment on immigrants. Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI
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