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President Trump's motorcade and support vehicles arrive at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., where he was slated to spend the weekend.
President Trump's motorcade and support vehicles arrive at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., where he was slated to spend the weekend. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

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  • Healthcare
  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump took aim at news coverage of the House's passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

He appeared to suggest that media outlets were more flattering in their coverage of his predecessor's attempt at healthcare reform.

Trump continued to declare Obamacare "dead," echoing comments he made in tweets sent Thursday as the House prepared to vote on the rollback bill, as well as his remarks at a White House reception after the legislation narrowly passed.

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  • Healthcare
  • Accolades
  • Domestic policy

President Trump touted the House's passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act, calling the vote a "big win." He also alluded to a second "phase" of the overhaul, saying it will make America's healthcare "truly great."

But the future of the bill remains highly uncertain as Senate Republicans expressed deep reservations about the potential that Americans will lose their healthcare coverage under the measure.

Several Senate leaders, including health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), indicated Thursday afternoon they wanted to take a very different approach, proceeding slowly with a new bill that would not jeopardize coverage for as many people as the House measure.

  • His schedule

President Trump tweeted that after a reception in New York City on Thursday night, he decided to go to his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., rather than his midtown home in Trump Tower, where security costs are estimated at more than $300,000 a day when the president is there.

“By and large, most Bedminster residents would view the golf course and Trump Organization as a positive force in town,” Mayor Steve Parker said.

Nevertheless, there are worries about the burden on a police department that has only 18 officers.

  • Healthcare
  • Foreign policy
  • Domestic policy

So is President Trump really reverting to his former position favoring universal healthcare?

No, says the White House.

It was simple chit-chat, pleasantries spoken from one world leader to another when Trump told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday night that "you have better healthcare than we do."

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  • Accolades
  • The economy
  • Fox News

President Trump shared a video clip of a Fox News segment on the U.S. Department of Labor's April jobs report.

He later followed up with a tweet in which he appeared to credit his administration with helping to achieve the statistics contained in the "great" report.

As the segment from "America's Newsroom" reported, 211,000 net new jobs were added in April, according to the Labor Department. Wages gains also improved, with average hourly earnings up 7 cents after rising just 2 cents in March.

  • His schedule
  • Domestic policy
  • The economy

President Trump focused his weekly address on his administration's efforts to kickstart economic growth.

In the address, Trump touted his administration's moves to slash regulations, saying, "Believe me, we are just getting started on regulations."

He also touched on his tax plan, which he said includes "the single largest tax cut in American history," and the House vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act, which he called "one of the worst job-killing laws of all."

  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule
  • Accolades

President Trump shared video of his meeting in New York with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Trump's visit was shorter than first expected so that he could celebrate the House vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act with a Rose Garden event. Slated to be in Manhattan only a few hours, he did not visit his home at Trump Tower and pushed back his first-time meeting with Turnbull by several hours.

The leaders spoke aboard the Intrepid, a decommissioned U.S. aircraft carrier, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of a World War II battle that reinforced the ties between the United States and Australia.

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President Trump steps off Air Force One upon his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on May 4.
President Trump steps off Air Force One upon his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on May 4. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

  • Healthcare
  • His schedule
  • Accolades
  • Domestic policy

Hours after House Republicans narrowly passed legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act, President Trump issued a celebratory tweet that included video footage of a Rose Garden reception for Republicans held immediately after the vote.

After House GOP leaders had shelved previous attempts to advance the bill because of a lack of support from their own party, Thursday’s vote provided a major legislative victory to Trump, which may give momentum to his other priorities and bolster his efforts to be seen as a leader who can govern with the Republican majority in Congress.

“Make no mistake, this is a repeal and replace of Obamacare,” a buoyant Trump said at the White House reception. “It’s essentially dead.