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President Trump's tax plan has taken a backseat in recent weeks, overshadowed by a string of high-profile developments stemming from the FBI's Russia investigation and Trump's subsequent firing of FBI Director James B. Comey.

As the president returned home from his inaugural trip abroad, which also generated many headlines, he tried to bring the focus back to his domestic proposals.

In a tweet, Trump touted his tax reform plan and said it was progressing ahead of schedule.

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  • Healthcare
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In the midst of a Republican push to pass legislation overhauling the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, President Trump tweeted that he wants to make the United States healthcare system "the best anywhere."

A GOP-backed healthcare bill narrowly passed the House this month but faces difficult prospects in the Senate, where many leaders expressed deep reservations about the potential that Americans will lose their healthcare coverage under the measure.

An analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the legislation would nearly double the number of people in the U.S. without health insurance over the next decade and projected that many additional consumers would see skimpier health coverage and higher deductibles.

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President Trump tweeted that British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed anger over intelligence leaks in the wake of last week’s deadly bombing in Manchester, England, including the release of the dead attacker’s name and detailed photos from the bomb scene that were published by the New York Times.

Several outlets cited unnamed U.S. officials as the source of the information including the bomber’s identity. The Times did not say how it obtained the photos.

Whether the photographs were provided by U.S. officials — who may have had access to shared intelligence through agreements with Britain — or came from some other source is not publicly known.

In a Sunday tweet, President Trump said cascading leaks from within his administration were in fact “fabricated lies” by news organizations based on sources who don't exist. 

  • Foreign policy
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Despite mixed reviews for his inaugural overseas venture, President Trump counted it a success in a Sunday morning tweet. 

Perhaps most profoundly, the trip underscored what “America first,” as Trump has branded his governing philosophy, looks like on the world stage.

He was praised by some for his outreach to Sunni Arab allies in the Persian Gulf, but continued his administration’s practice of making no public criticism of serious human rights violations.

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  • On the media
  • Politics and polls

President Trump complained in a Sunday morning tweet that the special congressional election in Montana, called to fill the seat vacated when Ryan Zinke became his Interior secretary, "was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won." The "V was poorly covered," he said, referring to the Republican victory.

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Leaders of the Group of 7 nations and African countries invited to the two-day talks pose for a family photo at the G-7 summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily.
Leaders of the Group of 7 nations and African countries invited to the two-day talks pose for a family photo at the G-7 summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP/Getty Images)

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President Trump said he looked forward to the results of investigations into whether aluminum and steel imports are jeopardizing national security and promised to "take major action" if necessary.

Trump signed memoranda formally directing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to undertake the investigations in April.

At the time, Trump said that maintenance of the United States steel and aluminum industries was important to U.S. security interests because of the materials' use in infrastructure and defense applications.

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  • Foreign policy
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President Trump said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be stronger because member countries have agreed to increase payments "considerably."

NATO countries do not pay the United States or the alliance directly. They spend domestically on weapons or other defense-related needs.

Although many NATO countries have agreed to spend more on their military budgets, that is not a result of the NATO summit this past week at which Trump pressed them to do so.

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President Trump tweeted as he left Sicily for Washington, concluding his participation in the Group of 7 summit that capped his nine-day trip abroad.

During the summit, the G-7 leaders restored a vow to fight protectionism — the use of import taxes and skewed regulations that favor domestic producers over their foreign competitors.

The no-protectionism pledge had been a part of previous G-7 statements but was omitted after a meeting of the group's finance ministers' earlier this month in Bari, Italy. This time, the G-7 leaders reiterated a "commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism."