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President Trump shared a photograph of the White House lighted in blue to raise awareness of autism.

Trump included a link to a proclamation he signed designating April 2, 2017, as World Autism Awareness Day.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the president is keeping a promise to the late wife of his friend Bob Wright that he would illuminate the White House in blue if he won the election.

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President Trump continued to dismiss mounting questions over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russia and members of his campaign team.

He instead turned attention to his own claim that his predecessor, President Obama, wiretapped his phones during the election. Trump continued to insist that those who leak information to the news media should be identified.

The White House has offered no evidence to support Trump's claim, which he first made in a tweet sent March 4, that he was the subject of improper surveillance by the Obama administration.

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President Trump assured the public that the Republicans' effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, remains underway. His comment came a little over a week after the GOP's health bill, which Trump backed, collapsed in the U.S. House.

Hours after Trump tweeted, he brought Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia to talk health policy with the outspoken critic of the failed health plan.

The president golfed and discussed policy with Paul and budget director Mick Mulvaney, said White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.

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People wearing masks resembling President Donald Trump take part in the 32nd annual April Fools Day Parade in New York on April 1. This year's theme was "Make Russia Great Again."
People wearing masks resembling President Donald Trump take part in the 32nd annual April Fools Day Parade in New York on April 1. This year's theme was "Make Russia Great Again." (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Image)

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President Trump blasted the news media for covering alleged contacts between Russian officials and members of his campaign, which are being probed by the House and Senate intelligence committees as part of two separate investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Trump called for the media to instead report on his unproven claim that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones during the election, an allegation that's been refuted by the heads of the FBI and intelligence agencies.

Trump has denounced any questions surrounding Russia as “fake news” and a political “witch hunt” orchestrated by Democrats upset that they lost the 2016 election.

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President Trump shared a link to a Fox News segment featuring professional-wrestler-turned-commentator John Layfield, who cited a number of economic factors that he said indicate increased business optimism and consumer confidence.

In the segment, Layfield tied the positive economic indicators to Trump's presidency, saying they prove that Trump's election was the change that Americans wanted. He also called out others in the news media for what he claims is a failure to reflect that desire.

Public opinion polls show Trump at historic lows. Gallup figures released earlier in the week put his approval rating for the three-day period of March 24 to March 26 at 36%. A separate Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Saturday found that 52% of Americans favor an independent investigation into contacts between Russian officials and members of Trump's campaign. 

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President Trump commented on a Fox News report alleging that a senior U.S. intelligence official revealed the names of some of Trump's associates in intelligence reports, despite rules requiring that such names be kept confidential in most cases.

The article, which is attributed to anonymous sources, claims that communications from Trump's associates were gathered "during surveillance of foreign targets." That took place "long before" Trump won the GOP presidential nomination in mid-July, the report alleges.

At the same time, the article asserts that those Trump associates who were improperly named were "not associated with any intelligence about Russia or other foreign intelligence."

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President Trump quoted from a New York Times article about insurers exiting Affordable Care Act marketplaces, leaving parts of the country at risk of having no insurers offering health plans that could be purchased with subsidies offered under the law, also known as Obamacare.

Trump declared the article to mean that Obamacare "is dead," echoing predictions he's made in the past.

While the president has presented the healthcare law's demise as a foregone conclusion, some commentators have pointed out that his own remarks could play a role in driving insurers out of the individual market, as such comments appear to signal to insurance companies and to enrollees that his administration would make little or no effort to ensure the marketplace's stability.

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Vice President Mike Pence speaks with President Trump before Trump signed executive orders on trade Friday.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks with President Trump before Trump signed executive orders on trade Friday. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

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President Trump shared a link to a Breitbart News report on the recently released results of a survey conducted by the National Assn. of Manufacturers, which Trump publicized while meeting with the group at the White House on Friday.

About 93% of manufacturers who responded to the survey reported having a positive economic outlook, up from about 57% the year before.

That's the highest figure in the quarterly survey's 20-year history, Jay Timmons, manufacturers association president, said in a statement, though just 420 manufacturers responded to the survey.