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Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday.

President Trump denounced the league Monday morning, tweeting that the players had showed "total disrespect to our Flag & Country."

"No leadership in NFL!" he wrote.

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In a phone call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, President Trump stumbled to remember her husband's name, according to Myeshia Johnson, who spoke to ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday.

"It made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it," Johnson said.

Rather than leave the matter alone, Trump responded to the interview on Twitter, saying he had a "very respectful" conversation with Johnson. Contradicting her, he added, "and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" 

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President Trump on Monday vowed there would be “no change” to rules for 401(k) plans, seeking to douse speculation that the Republican tax overhaul bill being drafted by Congress would include new limits on retirement savings.

“This has always been a great and popular middle class tax break that works, and it stays!” Trump said on Twitter.

The outlines of the tax overhaul released by the White House and Republican leaders last month said that “[t]ax reform will aim to maintain or raise retirement plan participation of workers and the resources available for retirement.”

President Trump continued to hit out at Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), stretching into a fifth day the dispute over Trump's condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier.

In a tweet sent early Sunday, Trump again criticized Wilson as "wacky" and called her "the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party."

Wilson is a friend of and mentor to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger earlier this month.

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President Trump commented on a poll showing that 46% of registered voters believe that major news organizations fabricate stories about Trump and his administration.

"It is finally sinking through," Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

The poll was conducted by Morning Consult for Politico this month.

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President Trump promoted his appearance on an episode of Fox News' “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” in a tweet sent early Sunday.

During the interview that aired Sunday, Trump raised expectations about Republicans’ timetable for completing tax reform, indicating he expects the as-of-yet unwritten overhaul of the tax code on his desk by Thanksgiving.

The president confirmed that Republicans are considering adding a tax bracket for the rich to their plan, saying it would provide a bigger benefit for the middle class.

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President Trump is trying to balance growing concerns about the legal troubles facing his administration with claims that he is one of the most productive presidents in U.S. history.

His critics argue that Trump has accomplished little on the legislative front, but the president argued otherwise in a series of tweets sent Saturday night.

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President Trump has sought recently to draw attention to his administration's strides forward, touting a strong economy, gains in the U.S. fight against terrorism and the Senate passage of a budget blueprint that paves the way for his proposed tax plan.

But for much of Saturday afternoon, Trump appeared preoccupied with the past.

Trump revisited several issues related to the 2016 presidential campaign in a series of tweets sent a short time after he returned to the White House from his Virginia golf club.

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President Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.

That came after Kurdish-led forces on Friday declared victory in Raqqah, the extremists' self-declared capital, where they had terrorized the population for four years.

Trump on Saturday tweeted a link to a report from the Hill in which the president hailed the development as a "critical breakthrough" in the United States' campaign to defeat Islamic State.

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Unwilling to put the tussling behind him, President Trump on Saturday jabbed back at the Democratic lawmaker who has slammed him for his words of condolence to a military widow, calling Rep. Frederica Wilson "wacky" and contending she is "killing" her party.

Trump's broadside came a day after the White House defended Chief of Staff John F. Kelly after he mischaracterized Wilson's remarks at a 2015 FBI building dedication and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general.

The fight between Trump and the Miami-area Democrat began Tuesday, when Wilson said Trump told the pregnant widow of a service member killed in Niger that her 25-year-old husband "knew what he signed up for." Wilson was riding with the family of family of Sgt. La David Johnson to meet the body and heard the call on speakerphone.