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  • Accolades
  • Politics and polls

President Trump celebrated the results of the Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll, which put his approval rating at 50% on Friday.

The Rasmussen Reports poll surveys 500 likely U.S. voters each night and reports a three-day rolling average of their responses.

Trump's approval rating, as estimated by the polling outfit, has ranged from a high of 59% in late January to a low of 42% in early April.

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  • On the media
  • Russia
  • James Comey

In a series of tweets, President Trump appears to attack a top official in his own Justice Department, and in the process arguably confirms reports that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice.

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  • Daily summary
President Trump speaks during the launch of the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives at the White House on June 15, 2017.
President Trump speaks during the launch of the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives at the White House on June 15, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. Reports that he's being investigated for obstruction of justice -- which he did not deny -- in which he again slammed the Russia inquiry as a "phony story"
  2. His suggestion that Hillary Clinton should instead be investigated for ties to Russia 
  3. His thanks to Wisconsin after a visit to push job apprenticeships
  4. His message for participants in the Congressional Baseball Game
  • Family matters
  • His schedule
  • Accolades
  • Domestic policy

President Trump shared a highlight reel of his Tuesday visit to Wisconsin, where he said that the nation needs a stronger system of apprenticeship to match workers with millions of open jobs, and that he wants every high school in America to offer apprenticeship opportunities and hands-on-learning.

Joined in Wisconsin by daughter Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta, Trump described his push to get private companies and universities to pair up and pay the cost of such arrangements.

"It's called earn while you learn," Trump said of his initiative at Waukesha County Technical College.

  • Accolades

President Trump shared a videotaped message for those participating in the Congressional Baseball Game, which took place a day after a gunman opened fire on Republicans at practice.

"By playing tonight, you are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our democracy," Trump said in his remarks released Thursday night. "The game will go on."

The president also said that he would pray for those who were injured in the shooting, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. He thanked emergency responders for their assistance.

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  • Insults
  • Russia
  • Politics and polls
  • The Clintons

For a president prone to distraction, Donald Trump was unusually disciplined — for a time.

Then, at the end of the day on Wednesday, as he sat down for dinner with his family to celebrate his 71st birthday, news broke that the special prosecutor looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was taking steps toward investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.

By early Thursday morning, Trump slipped back into his Twitter persona — the one that lashes out at enemies in all-capital letters and impugns the motives of investigators — returning to the muddy fracas that aides have been trying to get him to avoid. Trump refused to let his highly paid outside counsel do the talking for him.

  • Accolades

President Trump tweeted a message of gratitude to the U.S. Army on its 242nd birthday.

The Army considers June 14 its birthday. That's the day in 1775 when the Continental Congress voted to create the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Trump also marked his birthday on June 14. The president turned 71.

  • His schedule
  • Accolades

It was supposed to be a quiet morning at the White House as President Trump marked his 71st birthday, with nothing on his public schedule until the late afternoon. But that was shattered by early reports that a shooter had opened fire on Republican lawmakers and staff at a baseball practice across the Potomac River in Virginia.

White House staff canceled Trump's scheduled public events Wednesday and scrambled to bring details to the president as he watched the developments on television, including the news that the House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and a congressional aide were shot. 

Scalise was shot in the hip on the ball field in Alexandria, Va., shortly after 7 a.m. and was taken to George Washington University Hospital in Washington for surgery.

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  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Politics and polls
  • The Clintons

President Trump took aim at the "fake news media" in a pair of tweets Tuesday morning.

It wasn't immediately clear exactly what the president was referencing.

He's taken to Twitter to insult particular outlets or stories, and the news media in general, multiple times in the past.

  • Healthcare
  • Insults
  • Politics and polls

President Trump tweeted that the continued decline in the number of healthcare subscribers is a sign that the "obstructionist Democrats gave up."

About 16% of consumers who signed up for coverage this year through health insurance markets had canceled by early spring, continuing a trend also reflected during the Obama years.

Figures released from the Health and Human Services Department on Monday show that 10.3 million people were signed up and paying their premiums as of March 15. That's 1.9 million fewer than the 12.2 million who initially signed up during open enrollment season, which ended Jan. 31.