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President Trump reinserted himself into the tax debate Monday with requests for additional legislative changes that congressional Republican leaders already have rejected because of their cost or a lack of party support.

That comes as the House pushes toward a vote on its bill this week. The Senate Finance Committee began considering its own legislation on Monday.

In a tweet, Trump suggested that the top individual tax rate be reduced to 35% from the 39.6% level in the House bill and 38.5% in the Senate bill. And Trump wants the legislation to repeal the mandate in the Affordable Care Act that all Americans have health insurance.

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President Trump reinserted himself into the tax debate Monday with requests for additional legislative changes that congressional Republican leaders already have rejected because of their cost or a lack of party support.

That comes as the House pushes toward a vote on its bill this week. The Senate Finance Committee began considering its own legislation on Monday.

In a tweet, Trump suggested that the top individual tax rate be reduced to 35% from the 39.6% level in the House bill and 38.5% in the Senate bill. And Trump wants the legislation to repeal the mandate in the Affordable Care Act that all Americans have health insurance.

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In a tweet from Manila, President Trump on Monday announced that he will nominate Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive and healthcare official during the George W. Bush administration, to be his new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

If confirmed by the Senate, Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned as secretary under pressure on Sept. 29 after a series of stories in Politico documented his repeated use of private jets and government aircraft instead of commercial planes, at a cost of more than $400,000. Investigations into Price’s actions are ongoing.

Price, a Republican who represented a Georgia district in Congress before he was named to the Cabinet, also presided over the failure of the president’s effort to make good on a campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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In a tweet from Manila, President Trump on Monday announced that he will nominate Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive and healthcare official during the George W. Bush administration, to be his new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

If confirmed by the Senate, Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned as secretary under pressure on Sept. 29 after a series of stories in Politico documented his repeated use of private jets and government aircraft instead of commercial planes, at a cost of more than $400,000. Investigations into Price’s actions are ongoing.

Price, a Republican who represented a Georgia district in Congress before he was named to the Cabinet, also presided over the failure of the president’s effort to make good on a campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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After 11 days of honor guards, dancing children, palace banquets, deference from Asian leaders and an audience with an emperor, President Trump on Monday seemed determined not to spoil the pomp and ceremony with a sticky dispute over human rights.

So as he met in Manila with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, a leader accused of overseeing a broad crackdown on suspected drug dealers that has left thousands of people dead without charges or trials, Trump ignored reporters’ questions about human rights and instead focused on the hospitality.

"We've had a great relationship," Trump said as he and Duterte, host of this year's summit of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations, briefly met with reporters.

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President Trump arrived in the Philippines ahead of another controversial moment in his five-nation Asia tour — a scheduled meeting with Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, who has a history of human rights abuses.

Trump had an initial encounter with Duterte in Manila on Sunday, exchanging handshakes and toasts with him at a gala dinner opening an international conference.

The two leaders will hold talks at the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations summit on Monday, marking the last leg of Trump’s tour, which has also included stops in Japan, South Korea, China and Vietnam

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President Trump arrived in the Philippines ahead of another controversial moment in his five-nation Asia tour — a scheduled meeting with Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, who has a history of human rights abuses.

Trump had an initial encounter with Duterte in Manila on Sunday, exchanging handshakes and toasts with him at a gala dinner opening an international conference.

The two leaders will hold talks at the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations summit on Monday, marking the last leg of Trump’s tour, which has also included stops in Japan, South Korea, China and Vietnam

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President Trump is exchanging schoolyard taunts with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Trump tweeted from Vietnam: 

Trump has been working to rally global pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons program during a five-nation trip to Asia. That included a stern speech delivered in South Korea during which Trump called Kim a “tyrant,” and contrasted North Korea with what he called an economic “miracle” in South Korea.

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President Trump is exchanging schoolyard taunts with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Trump tweeted from Vietnam: 

Trump has been working to rally global pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons program during a five-nation trip to Asia. That included a stern speech delivered in South Korea during which Trump called Kim a “tyrant,” and contrasted North Korea with what he called an economic “miracle” in South Korea.

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President Trump has signed a proclamation saluting the veterans of the Vietnam War.

From Da Nang, Vietnam, the site of an American air base that was used during the Vietnam War, Trump tweeted:

The president on Friday stood with seven veterans and praised their service. Some of the veterans spoke and praised Trump's support of the military. One began to cry as he talked about fallen veterans and Trump hugged him.