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President Trump shared via Twitter a proclamation declaring Wright Brothers Day.

Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with starting the aviation industry on Dec. 17, 1903, when they launched the first manned, powered flight.

In a statement linked to his tweet, Trump called the achievement “one of the most remarkable triumphs of the 20th century.”

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Poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory, President Trump sought Sunday to drum up excitement for the Republican tax plan, which is set to be voted on this week.

The measure would give the largest breaks to the richest Americans but Trump has attempted to sell the bill as a "Christmas present" for middle-class Americans in part because it would trigger job growth.

In a tweet from Camp David, where he is spending the weekend, Trump wrote:

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President Trump promoted a book written by two of his former campaign officials that purports to offer a behind-the-scenes account of his election.

In a tweet Saturday morning, Trump congratulated his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, for releasing the title.

“Finally people with real knowledge are writing about our wonderful and exciting campaign!” he wrote.

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President Trump shared a video of his weekly address Saturday via Twitter.

In his remarks, Trump called on Congress to pass a "clean funding bill" to keep the government running, rather than tying a year-end budget deal to partisan proposals. Some Democratic lawmakers have indicated they won't vote for such legislation absent a deal to help young immigrant “Dreamers” avoid the risk of deportation, but the White House has balked at linking the immigration issue to the appropriations bill.

Trump also repeated his call to overhaul U.S. immigration law following Monday's blast in a New York subway passageway. It was the second incident in New York that authorities have described as terrorism since late October, when a man drove a truck down a busy riverfront bike path, killing eight people. 

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Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.

The legislation, which the GOP aims to muscle through Congress next week, would lower taxes on the richest Americans. Benefits, if any, for most other taxpayers would be smaller, but Trump attempted to sell the bill as a "Christmas present" for middle-class Americans in part because he says it would trigger job growth.

"It'll be fantastic for the middle-income people and for jobs, most of all," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before traveling to Camp David, Md., for the weekend. "And I will say that because of what we've done with regulation and other things our economy is doing fantastically well, but it has another big step to go, and it can't take that step unless we do the tax bill."

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President Trump celebrated the major stock indexes hitting a new set of milestones Friday by tweeting a video clip of a Fox Business report on the record close.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 23.80 points, or 0.9%, to 2,675.81. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 143.08 points, or 0.6%, to 24,651.74. The Nasdaq advanced 80.06 points, or 1.2%, to 6,936.58. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks jumped 23.47 points, or 1.6%, to 1,530.42.

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs.

President Trump gave a distinctly mixed message to the FBI on Friday, saying “people are very, very angry” about what they see as a political bias in the bureau but vowing unqualified support for law enforcement.

“Well, it’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI,” Trump told reporters at the White House before he flew to Quantico, Va., to address graduates at the FBI Academy. “But we’re going to rebuild the FBI. It will be bigger and better than ever.”

Trump later tweeted a video clip of his remarks at the ceremony and extended his congratulations to graduates:

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President Trump appeared optimistic Thursday morning following Republican leaders' agreement Wednesday on a revised plan to cut taxes.

The tentative accord, which reportedly would lower the corporate rate from 35% to 21% and drop the top individual rate for the richest Americans to 37%, marked a significant step in the Republican push to have a tax bill on Trump’s desk by Christmas.

Trump tweeted that the plan was “looking very good” and touted another stock market record set Wednesday, when the Dow Jones industrial average eked out its third record-high close in as many days.

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President Trump is relishing the rolling back of federal rules in his administration's first year, even as critics say he has tried to dismantle important protections for the environment, consumers and others.

"By ending excessive regulation, we are defending democracy and draining the swamp," Trump said Thursday, flanked by administration officials at a White House event. The effort is driven by Trump's contention that there are too many rules and that's stifling economic growth — a claim critics say is overstated.

Trump signed an executive order days after taking office in January that directed agencies to identify two regulations to cut for every new one they intended to issue. Agencies also had to offset any new regulatory costs with cuts by eliminating existing rules.

She is among President Trump’s most high-profile black supporters, a reality television star turned government official.

Now, Omarosa Manigault Newman is set to leave her role as director of communications in the White House Office of Public Liaison, a position in which she was tasked with working on outreach to various constituency groups.

Trump late Wednesday thanked Manigault Newman for her service.