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President Trump appeared to respond to comments made earlier in the day by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

In a CNN interview at a women's event in New York, Clinton blamed her general election loss in part on FBI Director James B. Comey's decision to inform Congress on Oct. 28 that the bureau might reopen its inquiry into whether she had mishandled classified emails.

"If the election had been on Oct. 27, I would be your president," Clinton said. She also attributed blame to the Russian hacking of Democratic Party emails and her own flaws as a candidate.

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President Trump congratulated members of the Air Force football team, who visited the White House to be honored as winners of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

Air Force beat Army and Navy this season to win the trophy for the second time in three seasons. Air Force, which finished the season 10-3, has won the trophy 20 times.

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Congress looks set to enact a bipartisan spending bill to avert an imminent government shutdown. But President Trump is suggesting he'd actually welcome a shutdown the next time around.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump seemed to lament the $1-trillion funding package he signed off on over the weekend — one that largely preserves funding for items he promised to slash, but does not advance his promised border wall — as full of concessions to Democrats.

Then he went further — calling either for Senate Republicans to ditch what's left of the filibuster once and for all, or for voters to increase his party’s numbers in the chamber. He capped that with an unusual remark that seemed to embrace a shutdown as a way to push his agenda. 

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President Trump signs a hat for members of the Independent Community Bankers Assn. in the Kennedy Garden of the White House on May 1, 2017.
President Trump signs a hat for members of the Independent Community Bankers Assn. in the Kennedy Garden of the White House on May 1, 2017. (Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  2. Two executive orders on trade he signed over the weekend
  3. His comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War
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After his musings about the Civil War and Andrew Jackson generated sharp reaction, President Trump appeared to double down on the comments in a tweet.

In an interview that aired on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. channel and was published by the Washington Examiner, Trump said that he didn't understand why the Civil War was fought and that it wouldn't have happened, "had Andrew Jackson been a little later."

"He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War," Trump said of Jackson. "He said, 'There's no reason for this.' "

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President Trump shared two executive orders he signed during a visit to Pennsylvania on the 100th day of his presidency, which he celebrated with a rally in Harrisburg.

Trump visited the AMES Companies in Cumberland County, a shovel manufacturer since 1774. Against that backdrop, he signed an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to conduct a study of U.S. trade agreements.

The goal is to determine whether America is being treated fairly by its trading partners and the 164-nation World Trade Organization.

President Trump shared a link to a proclamation designating May 2017 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The full text of the proclamation can be found here.

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President Trump's motorcade arrives at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on Sunday.
President Trump's motorcade arrives at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on Sunday. (Jim Lo Scalzo / European Pressphoto Agency)

President Trump tweeted about: 

  1. A promotion for his appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation"
  2. Praise for those who attended his rally in Pennsylvania
  3. His belief that Democrats are now "the party of obstruction"
  4. His declaration that the Affordable Care Act is "dead"
  5. His promise that a new GOP-backed healthcare plan is forthcoming
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During an interview with “Face the Nation” on CBS aired Sunday, President Trump said a revised bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has a “clause that guarantees” that people with pre-existing conditions will be covered. 

Trump said: “Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I just watched another network than yours, and they were saying, `Pre-existing is not covered.’ Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it. I said, 'Has to be.'"

Despite a renewed White House effort push, the House did not vote last week on the revised healthcare bill. 

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Trump marked his 100th day in office Saturday with a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., where he continued to pledge to cut taxes and get tough on trade deals. 

“We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore,” he said at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. “From now on it's going to be America first.” 

Trump's rally offered a familiar recapitulation of what he and aides have argued for days are administration successes, including the successful confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his Cabinet choices and the approval of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.