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  • Healthcare
  • Insults
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls
  • Fox News

President Trump tweeted about the GOP's proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which was revealed Monday

The bill was rejected by small government conservatives, panned by Republican moderates and appeared to be on life support a day after its release.

While the president's comment reflected his embrace of the bill, he also suggested it’s just a starting point “for review and negotiation” — opening the floodgates to alternative ideas and proposals that could take weeks to sort out.

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  • Foreign policy
  • Insults
  • Obama
  • Terrorism

President Trump responded to a Fox News report by blaming the Obama administration for releasing 122 "vicious prisoners" from Guantanamo Bay.

But the figure was inaccurate. Of 182 detainees transferred during the Obama administration, just eight were confirmed to have reengaged — or just over 4%, according to data updated Tuesday from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Under former President George W. Bush, 113 of the 532 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo, or more than 21%, returned to fighting.

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  • Daily summary
Members of the Secret Service outside the White House during a protest against President Trump's revised travel ban.
Members of the Secret Service outside the White House during a protest against President Trump's revised travel ban. (Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. Exxon Mobil's announcement that it will create thousands of jobs through a $20-billion investment plan, which Trump credited his administration with helping to bring about despite the fact that the plan involves investments that started four years before he took office.
  • Accolades
  • The economy

President Trump congratulated Exxon Mobil Corp. as the company announced plans to create thousands of jobs by spending $20 billion over 10 years on plants along the Gulf Coast.

Exxon's plan started long before Trump entered the White House, however. It includes investments that began in 2013.

Exxon announced its plan in a news release in which Chief Executive Darren Woods was quoted as saying that such big investments "require a pro-growth approach and a stable regulatory environment and we appreciate the president's commitment to both."

  • Daily summary
President Trump returns to the White House after a weekend in Florida.
President Trump returns to the White House after a weekend in Florida. (Erik S. Lesser / European Pressphoto Agency)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. Former President Obama, whom he continued to attack, this time questioning Obama's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  2. The Democratic National Committee's response to learning its servers were hacked last year, which he questioned
  3. His gratitude for the rallies in support of his presidency that took place across the country the day before.
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  • Accolades

President Trump commended those who participated in the rallies in support of his presidency on Saturday.

Some of the rallies were marked by clashes between Trump's supporters and protesters.

In St. Paul, Minn., six people protesting a Trump rally were arrested on felony riot charges after they lighted fireworks inside the Minnesota Capitol and fled, police told the Associated Press. About 400 people attended the St. Paul event, and about 50 showed up to protest it. Some other minor scuffles between the dueling demonstrators were quickly defused.

  • On the media
  • Russia
  • Politics and polls
  • Obama

President Trump continues his attack on President Obama, citing a private conversation captured by a hot microphone between Obama and then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in March 2012. 

Television footage showed Obama telling Medvedev that "after my election I will have more flexibility," appearing to put off diplomatic talks with Russian leaders about a controversial missile defense system.

An advisor to Obama later said the two were talking about Russia's objections to the system, agreeing to talk later because of political concerns on both sides.

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People show support for President Trump near his Mar-a-Lago resort home on Saturday, March 4, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
People show support for President Trump near his Mar-a-Lago resort home on Saturday, March 4, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His claim, for which he cited no evidence, that President Obama wiretapped his phones during the 2016 election
  2. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, whom he continued to defend in the face of mounting criticism over Sessions' failure to disclose meetings with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.
  3. His assertion that Arnold Schwarzenegger was fired from "Celebrity Apprentice" due to poor ratings
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A day after Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he will not be returning to "Celebrity Apprentice," President Trump tweeted that Schwarzenegger was "fired" due to poor ratings.

The unscripted series, which still counts Trump as an executive producer, had flagged in the ratings in its first season without its former star. That had not gone unnoticed by the president, who noted during a prayer breakfast event last month that the series’ ratings had “been a total disaster.” Trump then added with a laugh, “I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings.”

  • His cabinet
  • Russia
  • Obama

President Trump again defended Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions in the face of mounting criticism over Sessions' failure to disclose meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when asked about contacts with Russians during his Senate confirmation hearing.

Trump appeared to lay much of the blame for the controversy at the feet of the Obama administration. In a series of tweets sent the same morning, Trump also accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones during the 2016 election. He cited no evidence for his claim.

Trump's comments came two days after Sessions recused himself from overseeing any potential investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.