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President Trump tweeted about the growth of the U.S. military, which he described as a necessity.

That prompted a stern warning from Trump's senior security advisor, H.R. McMaster, who said Sunday that the president "will take action" if North Korea continues to threaten the United States.

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President Trump defended his retreat from his campaign promise to label China a currency manipulator and suggested the country was working with his administration on a solution to rising tensions with North Korea.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump discussed North Korea in an April 12 phone call, as well as during meetings in Florida the week before.

China is North Korea's most important ally and trading partner, and Trump has suggested he might bargain aspects of his trade agenda for its help pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear program.

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President Trump says “someone should look into who paid” for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns. 

Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters marched Saturday through streets across America, including downtown L.A., demanding that the president release his tax returns so the public can examine his business ties and determine whether he has links to foreign powers. 

In Berkeley, hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed at a “Patriots Day” rally, the third time the groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months.

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President Trump's motorcade leaves his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday, April 15.
President Trump's motorcade leaves his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday, April 15. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

Nothing, marking just the second time since his inauguration that his Twitter account showed no activity for an entire day.

Trump's uncharacteristic silence came as North Korea attempted a new missile launch from an eastern city on the Sea of Japan, but the operation ended in failure shortly after launch. 

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The motorcade for President Trump arrives at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday.
The motorcade for President Trump arrives at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

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President Trump retweeted a message from his wife, Melania, promoting the White House Easter Egg Roll scheduled for Monday.

Traditionally hosted by the first lady, the White House Easter Egg Roll has taken place each year since the 1870s. 

This year's event came under scrutiny after the vendor that traditionally supplies commemorative wooden eggs as party favors sent a tweet warning the White House that manufacturing deadlines were fast approaching.

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President Trump shared a video advertising his weekly address.

Trump's speech touched on the holidays of Easter and Passover and the threat terrorism poses to religious freedom. The president also condemned recent attacks on Christian churches in Egypt.

Here are his full remarks.

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(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

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President Trump retweeted a message from the Drudge Report linking to a Fox News report on the arrest of a suspect in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

The case highlighted the failings of a Justice Department-sanctioned gun-tracking operation known as "Fast and Furious" that let firearms fall into the hands of criminals in Mexico.

The suspect, Heraclio “Laco” Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended Wednesday in an area known as the “Golden Triangle,” the confluence of three Mexican states where drug cartels control vast stretches of territory.

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  • North Korea

President Trump signaled his confidence in China's ability to restrain North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while leaving open the possibility that the United States could act alone if China fails to do so.

The tweet echoed Trump's comments to reporters the day before, when he said that he's willing to make concessions on his signature issue of trade in return for China's help with North Korea.

The stark about-face in priorities comes at a time when North Korea might be preparing to conduct its sixth nuclear test. A U.S. aircraft carrier, the Carl Vinson, is heading toward the region and is being joined by Japanese warships.