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  • His schedule
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President Trump tweeted about a meeting between his representatives and members of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

He also retweeted a message from the chamber welcoming his daughter Ivanka as host of a roundtable discussion with Latina business owners that took place Thursday morning at the Mayflower Hotel.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez said that Ivanka Trump spent an hour and a half with the business owners, talking about issues including entrepreneurship and science education.

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  • Healthcare
  • Accolades
  • Domestic policy

President Trump touted gains he said have been made when it comes to the Republicans' recently released bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

His comment came after the House Budget Committee voted Thursday to narrowly advance the troubled health bill.

Three conservative GOP lawmakers joined the panel's Democrats in voting against the measure. That was one vote shy of what would have been needed to deal a damaging and embarrassing — but not fatal — setback to the party's showpiece legislation.

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  • His schedule
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President Trump welcomed Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who spoke at a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as part of a series of events celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Those also included a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House, where the two discussed immigration, trade and the Irish economy.

On people living in the U.S. illegally, Kenny said, "We would like this to be sorted. It would remove a burden of so many people that they can stand out in the light and say, now I am free to contribute to America as I know I can. And that's what people want."

Kenny also urged Trump to consider providing more work visas "for young people who want to come to America and to work here."

  • Domestic policy

The Trump administration proposed dramatic cuts to environmental protection, diplomacy and housing assistance as part of a budget blueprint that would ramp up defense spending and commit more than $4 billion for construction of a border wall with Mexico, setting up a battle with Democrats and potentially even fellow Republicans over government spending priorities.

Here's what the president had to say after releasing the blueprint:

The spending plan serves as a declaration of the kind of government President Trump envisions and reflects the realization of many promises that he made during the campaign, seeking to add $54 billion to the Pentagon’s budget to be offset by cuts elsewhere, beginning with U.S. foreign aid. The government allocated about $28 billion for foreign aid and humanitarian assistance in the current fiscal year.

  • His schedule
  • Fox News

President Trump promoted an interview with Fox News before it aired Wednesday night.

In the interview, host Tucker Carlson returned time and again to Trump’s own behavior and its potential to undermine the president’s credibility, precisely when he needs to convince Americans to support his plans.

“Why not wait to tweet about it until you can prove it?” he asked. “Don't you devalue your words when you can't provide evidence?”

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  • His schedule
  • Accolades

President Trump paid homage to a predecessor, Andrew Jackson, after paying a visit Wednesday to the Hermitage — Jackson's Nashville home — to commemorate what would have been Jackson's 250th birthday.

During the visit, Trump hailed Jackson as "one of our great presidents" and described what he said were some of their similarities. Trump's team has long seized on parallels between the current president and the Tennessee war hero, comparing Jackson's triumph in 1828 over President John Quincy Adams to Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton last year.

"It was during the revolution that Jackson first confronted and defied an arrogant elite," Trump said.

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President Trump drummed up enthusiasm for a campaign rally in Nashville, sharing a video of crowds gathered along his entry route.

Trump also tweeted a highlight reel of the event after it wrapped up.

Little more than an hour after a federal judge in Hawaii halted his revised travel ban, Trump arrived onstage at the rally, which looked just like the events he held when he was steamrolling over his primary challengers. Missing was any concession to the new realities he faces having graduated from candidate to president.

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Carrying through on a campaign promise to promote domestic manufacturing, President Trump tweeted his plans to visit Detroit for a meeting on "bringing back car production" to Michigan and the United States.

Some automakers have recently made moves to support the president's economic policies. 

In early January, Ford Motor Co. announced that it was scrapping plans to build a $1.6-billion plant in Mexico. Instead, Ford said it would invest $700 million to expand a Michigan plant.

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  • On the media
  • Insults

President Trump is criticizing the reporter who released a portion of Trump's 2005 tax return, and is expressing doubts concerning the reporter's account of how he obtained the form.

The tax forms were obtained by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, and reported on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Tuesday. Johnston, who has long reported on tax issues, said he received the documents in the mail, unsolicited.

But in a tweet Wednesday, Trump asked, "Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!"

  • Domestic policy
  • The economy

President Trump appeared to refer to survey results released Tuesday by the Business Roundtable.

The economic expectations of the heads of the nation’s largest companies jumped in the first quarter by the most in more than seven years amid optimism about corporate tax cuts, reduced regulations and a boost in infrastructure spending promised by Trump and congressional leaders, the trade group found.

The organization, composed of the heads of about 200 of the largest U.S companies, said its quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Index shot up to 93.3 from 74.2 in the fourth quarter of last year.