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Supporters of President Donald Trump dance on the Walk of Fame during a rally along Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday, March 25.
Supporters of President Donald Trump dance on the Walk of Fame during a rally along Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday, March 25. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. A holiday honoring Medal of Honor recipients
  2. His prediction that the Affordable Care Act will "explode" and he'll "piece together" a great alternative
  3. An episode of Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine"
  4. A series of "Make America Great Again" rallies in support of his presidency
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  • Healthcare
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In the wake of the collapse of the Republican-backed plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, President Trump told the public that he'll still deliver a "great healthcare plan."

His comment echoed remarks he made the day before, when he blamed Democrats for the healthcare bill's failure, even though the GOP controls Congress and the White House.

Trump insisted that the current healthcare law, commonly known as Obamacare, will collapse under its own weight, and then Democrats will want to make a deal with the White House. 

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  • Accolades
  • Fox News

President Trump urged the public to watch an upcoming episode of Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine."

It wasn't immediately clear what was behind the president's promotion.

Earlier in the day, Trump favorite "Fox & Friends" had teased the "Judge Jeanine" episode, saying it would reveal "stunning new details" about Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones, according to a tweet from Business Insider's Oliver Darcy.

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Trump thanked his supporters Saturday for organizing a series of "Make America Great Again" rallies across the country.

Some of the rallies saw scuffles between Trump supporters and those who came to demonstrate against them.

In Providence, R.I., police had to form a line separating pro- and anti-Trump factions when a shoving match broke out, according to the Providence Journal.

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President Trump tweeted about a meeting he held with 25 Medal of Honor recipients the day before.

The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military decoration. 

Medal of Honor Day was established by Congress in 1990 and is observed on March 25.

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President Donald Trump attends a Greek Independence Day celebration in the East Room of the White House on March 24.
President Donald Trump attends a Greek Independence Day celebration in the East Room of the White House on March 24. (Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. Obamacare, compared with the GOP's plan to overhaul it
  2. The House Freedom Caucus' lack of support for the GOP's plan to overhaul Obamacare   
  3. His administration's issuance of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline
  4. Charter Communications' commitment to invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure
  • Healthcare
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump pressured members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus to support the GOP's Affordable Care Act overhaul, which included a provision blocking federal payments to Planned Parenthood for a year.

The day before, GOP leaders were forced to abandon a vote on the bill after conservatives, led by the Freedom Caucus, argued it didn't go far enough in gutting Obamacare. Meanwhile, centrist Republicans worried the bill would have left too many constituents without healthcare.

Hours after Trump's tweet, he asked House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to again postpone a vote on the legislation.

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  • Domestic policy
  • The economy

President Trump tweeted that it was "a great day for American jobs" as he announced that his administration had issued a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Although Trump portrayed the pipeline as a done deal, its future remains uncertain. It faces difficult economic issues as well as a newly revived protest movement dedicated to stopping it.

Already, the White House has retreated from a demand that the builders of the pipeline use American steel — a provision that Trump announced with considerable fanfare.

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  • The economy

President Trump tweeted a video of his announcement that cable-TV and Internet service provider Charter Communications made a commitment to invest $25 billion on broadband infrastructure and hire 20,000 new U.S. employees over the next four years.

Charter had made the hiring promise in 2015 when it was purchasing Time Warner Cable. The new development was the time period in which it would occur.

Nevertheless, Trump indicated the job creation was triggered by his election.

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President Trump jokes while sitting in the driver's seat of an 18-wheeler at a meeting with truck drivers and trucking company executives to discuss healthcare Thursday.
President Trump jokes while sitting in the driver's seat of an 18-wheeler at a meeting with truck drivers and trucking company executives to discuss healthcare Thursday. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His criticism of news coverage of the FBI's investigation into whether members of his campaign team coordinated with Russians during the election.
  2. His condolences to those affected by a deadly attack outside the British Parliament.
  3. The GOP's bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, which he urged the public to support.
  4. A meeting with trucking industry representatives to discuss healthcare.