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President Trump commented on the results of a Washington Post/ABC News poll in which 53% of respondents characterized him as a strong leader.

The poll also put Trump's overall approval rating at 42%. That's the lowest recorded at this stage of a presidency since 1945, according to a release accompanying the results.

Of the poll respondents who said they cast a ballot in the 2016 election, 43% said they voted for Trump and 46% for Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.

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President Trump visited Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Saturday and awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan.

The medal went to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in action on March 17 in Afghanistan during what is now America's longest war. The White House did not release Barrientos' hometown.

The Purple Heart is awarded to service members who are wounded or killed in action.

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President Trump announced plans to mark his 100th day in office with a rally in Pennsylvania.

Trump hits 100 days on April 29 — next Saturday. 

April 29 is also the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.

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President Trump retweeted two messages sent by the Twitter account of Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

The first linked to a video segment on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create a municipal identification card for people living in the United States illegally.

The proposal, which the Fox segment described as "a new plan to hide illegal immigrants from the feds," received preliminary approval earlier in the week.

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President Trump continued to tease his planned announcement on tax reform.

His tweet echoed remarks he made during an appearance at the Treasury Department on Friday, when he said he would have a “big announcement” on tax reform on Wednesday. 

Trump provided no details during his Treasury appearance, but earlier Friday told the Associated Press that his proposal would contain “a massive tax cut” for businesses and individuals.

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To mark Earth Day, President Trump said that his administration was "committed to preserving the natural beauty of our nation."

But Trump's record does not appear to support the suggestion that environmental protection is among his administration's top priorities.

Days after he was sworn into office, Trump moved to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects.

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President Trump walks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday, April 21.
President Trump walks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday, April 21. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images)

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President Trump shared a video of highlights from the New England Patriots' White House visit celebrating the team's Super Bowl win.

Though the team was also welcomed to the White House after Super Bowl wins in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2015, Trump suggested he was the first president to grant a tour of the White House residence.

Trump has particularly close ties to the Patriots, counting owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick as friends.

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President Trump signed an executive order directing Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to review significant changes to the tax code since the start of 2016 to determine whether they “impose an undue financial burden on American taxpayers,” “add undue complexity” or “exceed statutory authority,” the White House said.

That review will include rules enacted by the Obama administration to crack down on so-called inversions in which companies shift their headquarters abroad to reduce their U.S. tax bills, Mnuchin told reporters Friday.

During an appearance at the Treasury Department, Trump also signed two presidential memos ordering six-month reviews of the 2010 law’s authority for regulators to designate large firms as a risk to the financial system and to try to shut them down with minimal collateral damage if they’re on the verge of failing, the White House said.