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President Trump tweets about a listening session he held with the chief executives of the nation's largest health insurance companies. The White House released a transcript of his remarks.

At the meeting, Trump pledged to work with insurers to "save Americans" from the Affordable Care Act, which he has promised to dismantle and replace, and to ensure a smooth transition to an alternative.

Earlier in the morning Monday, he met at the White House with dozens of governors concerned about whether that alternative will entail curbing Medicaid, which would likely shift a large financial burden from the federal government to states. In his remarks, he called healthcare "an unbelievably complex subject."

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President Trump speaks at a dinner reception during the National Governors Assn. winter meeting on Feb. 26.
President Trump speaks at a dinner reception during the National Governors Assn. winter meeting on Feb. 26. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

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  • Healthcare
  • His schedule
  • Domestic policy

Ahead of the annual Governors' Dinner at the White House, President Trump promises to discuss healthcare with attendees. The event is the highlight of the National Governors Assn.'s winter meeting in Washington, D.C., which took place over the weekend.

His comment came a day after a closed-door session of the Governors Assn. on meeting during which a GOP-led proposal to overhaul Medicaid reportedly sparked tensions among participants. The Wall Street Journal reported that the governors were unable to reach a consensus on the program's future, which has emerged as a sticking point in Republicans' efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

  • On the media
  • Russia
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President Trump claims that allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign are "fake news."

His tweet came as calls grew louder from Democrats in Congress (and a few Republicans) for U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the issue because of his role as a prominent Trump supporter during the campaign, and to appoint an independent special prosecutor to carry out a Russia probe.

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian intelligence agencies hacked Democratic Party computers and used other tactics last year to interfere with the election. The FBI is separately investigating whether anyone on Trump's campaign had improper contacts with Russian authorities during the campaign.

  • On the media
  • Insults

President Trump blasts a New York Times advertisement that references partisan statements to emphasize the importance and difficulty of pursuing the truth.

The 30-second spot was set to air during the Academy Awards on ABC, Adweek reported.

While it came as the first New York Times ad to air during the Oscars, it was not the paper's first advertisement, overall, according to Adweek.

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Demonstrators protest in support of transgender rights in Chicago on Saturday,
Demonstrators protest in support of transgender rights in Chicago on Saturday, (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

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President Trump comments on the Democratic Party's choice of Tom Perez as its new leader. Perez, who served as secretary of Labor under former President Obama, named Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota as deputy chairman.

Trump's message of congratulations appears to be tinged with sarcasm. It drew a response from Perez, who tweeted this reply:

In remarks to party delegates before he was elected, Perez said that the Democratic National Committee needs a chair "who can not only take the fight to Donald Trump" but also reform the culture within the party itself.

  • On the media
  • His schedule

President Trump tweets he will not attend the April 29 White House Correspondents' Dinner, considered the premier social event of the Washington press corps.

His announcement comes amid growing tensions between his administration and the media. Trump has decried stories he doesn't like as "fake news," and described unnamed news groups as an "enemy of the people."

A day earlier, the White House barred reporters from several major news organizations, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, CNN and Politico, from attending an off-camera press briefing.

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President Trump shares a link to his weekly address.

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  • The economy

President Trump shares his optimism in the economy after the Dow Jones industrial average extends its winning streak to an 11th day, setting another all-time high.

Trump has broadly promised to relax financial regulations and overhaul the tax code, but he hasn't yet submitted specific proposals to Congress.

Despite the stocks' higher finish on Friday, indexes spent most of the day lower. Some financial experts said that questions about the contents and timetable of Trump's tax proposal might have contributed to the wobble.