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President Trump, First Lady Melania and son Barron cross the South Lawn of the White House on June 18, 2017, in Washington, upon returning from Camp David in Maryland.
President Trump, First Lady Melania and son Barron cross the South Lawn of the White House on June 18, 2017, in Washington, upon returning from Camp David in Maryland. (Zach Gibson / Getty Images)

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  • Politics and polls
  • Obama

For the second time in as many days, President Trump touted the results of a Rasmussen Reports poll that put his approval rating at 50%.

Trump suggested that his approval rating was higher than that of his predecessor, Barack Obama. That does not appear to be the case – at least not when comparing statistics from similar stages of the two men’s presidencies.

Rasmussen poll results released about five months into Obama's first term – on June 16, 2009 – had his approval rating at 56%. An average of the major national polls compiled by Real Clear Politics put Obama's approval rating on June 16, 2009, at 59.6%.

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  • His schedule
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After spending the weekend at Camp David, President Trump had only good things to say about the government-owned retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.

Nearly five months into his presidency, Trump flew to Camp David for the first time Saturday. A frequent weekend traveler, he has favored his palatial residences in Florida and New Jersey over the wooded hideaway used by many presidents for a break from Washington.

Few expect the luxury-loving leader to make this a regular thing. After all, Trump told foreign newspapers earlier this year that Camp David was "very rustic" and "you know how long you'd like it? For about 30 minutes."

  • Healthcare
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  • Russia
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  • The economy

President Trump’s tweets in recent days condemning the actions of his own Justice Department have reached an intense level, revealing the president's increasing agitation about the government’s probe of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and the attention it has drawn.

On Sunday, Trump again called the investigation a “witch hunt.”

Trump’s intemperate tweets have by now become commonplace, but few have been as revealing as last week’s volley of statements.

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President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron prepare to board Marine One on June 17, 2017, before heading to the Camp David presidential retreat for the weekend.
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron prepare to board Marine One on June 17, 2017, before heading to the Camp David presidential retreat for the weekend. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)

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President Trump thanked Japan for its help in the search for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided with a container ship early Saturday about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka.

The names of the missing sailors were being withheld pending notification of their families.

Relatives of crew members were frantically seeking news, appealing via social media for calls from sailors aboard the ship. Navy personnel set up support and counseling services to help families as they sought updates.

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President Trump greets visitors upon returning to the White House after visiting Miami on June 16, 2017.
President Trump greets visitors upon returning to the White House after visiting Miami on June 16, 2017. (Michael Reynolds / European Pressphoto Agency)

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President Trump shared remarks he delivered Friday on his decision to roll back some, but not all, of his predecessor's historic opening to Cuba, making it more difficult to travel to and do business with the Communist-ruled island.

In a speech in Miami’s Little Havana enclave, Trump said Cuban rulers were profiting from better relations with Washington but that ordinary Cuban citizens continued to be repressed.

Trump said he was “completely canceling” the “terrible and misguided deal” that President Obama forged in secret negotiations in 2014 with Pope Francis and other international leaders.

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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.

  • 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.