The Tibetian prime minister in exile is disappointed President Trump did not include the Buddhist nation in his inaugural "religious tour" of Muslim, Jewish and Christian lands.
"Donald Trump ... has been to all three major sacred places of three major traditions," Lobsang Sangay said during a visit at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. "So what is left is Buddhism, and his holiness, the Dalai Lama, is the most prominent Buddhist leader in the world ... If he can meet with all leaders of major traditions, I think it's just logical that he meet with the most prominent Buddhist leader."
The Dalai Lama met with the past four U.S. presidents.
If Trump were to visit Tibet's spiritual leader, it could put in jeopardy negotiations with the Chinese government, which considers Tibet a renegade province.
Trump has been working to persuade Chinese President Xi Jinping to talk North Korea out of testing missiles, and visiting Tibet could have complicated those discussions.
The Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit Trump in Washington next month.