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President Trump tweeted about a meeting he held the day before with Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

Rasmussen was the latest wary European ally to visit the White House since Trump took office, looking to ease concerns that the new administration will honor multilateral agreements with Europe and take a firmer stance against Russian aggression.

As Britain triggered its exit from the European Union, a move Trump supported, Denmark was also looking for economic assurances from EU trade partners.

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President Trump marked the final days of Women's History Month by sharing a highlight reel of his remarks at the Women's Empowerment Panel the day before.

His tweet came hours after Vice President Mike Pence cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate to pass legislation that will make it easier for states to restrict federal funds for Planned Parenthood and other providers of family planning services.

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President Trump escalated his political battle against the members of the House Freedom Caucus, the conservative lawmakers who helped block the healthcare bill he backed, by singling out three of the group's leaders by name and urging them to "get on board."

Trump spared from his ire one Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), who wrote an opinion piece on why he supported the healthcare legislation and urged other conservatives to do the same. 

Hours earlier, Trump had tweeted that the Freedom Caucus would “hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team.”

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This time, he threatened to change libel laws. He'd be unlikely to win a libel case as the law stands, according to Poynter, a nonprofit journalism institute.

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House Speaker Paul D. Ryan commiserated with President Trump on Thursday after the president launched a Twitter assault on the group of rebellious Republicans known as the Freedom Caucus.

"I understand the frustration, I share the frustration,” Ryan told reporters when asked to respond to Trump's threat to campaign against fellow Republicans. 

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During his campaign, Trump promised to end the opioid addiction epidemic. This week, he appointed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead a White House commission to combat drug addiction. Christie joined Trump at today’s event kicking off that effort.

Learn more about the opioid crisis in a series of special reports by The Times.

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Trump's record with women and veterans is spotty -- from sexual assault allegations to his notorious comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, Gold Star parents of Humayun Khan, a soldier slain in Iraq. 

So when he posted about attending a Women's Empowerment Panel, it was met with some negativity

Also yesterday, Trump signed into law a bill encouraging the display of the U.S. flag on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. 

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The president tweeted Tuesday night criticizing the mainstream media as not covering what he says are former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's alleged ties to Russia.

Trump continued his critique of the media Wednesday morning by attacking the New York Times for its political coverage. He again inaccurately claimed that the Times apologized to its subscribers after the election. It did not. 

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President Trump on Tuesday ordered the federal government to retreat from the battle against climate change launched by President Obama, issuing a directive aimed at dismantling the core policies that have made the U.S. a global leader in curbing emissions.

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President Trump welcomed leaders of the Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing rank-and-file officers, to the White House for a listening session.

During the meeting, Trump pledged to support the law enforcement community and expressed concern about violent crime, specifically citing Chicago as an example.