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President Trump tweeted about a company that last year announced it would close a plant in Indianapolis and shift its operations to Mexico.

In October, Rexnord Corp., which makes industrial bearings at an Indianapolis factory, notified the United Steelworkers Union Local 1999 that it had “tentatively decided” to move its operations there to an existing company facility in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a notice from the company posted on the union’s website.

The move was to "allow Rexnord to operate in a more cost-effective manner, while continuing to produce high-quality products in a competitive environment at the right price to our customers,” the notice said.

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Facing a wave of criticism over the GOP healthcare bill, the White House said Sunday it’s now up to the Senate to address any problems with the measure.

President Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said in an interview that aired Sunday that “I’m excited where we’re at” on healthcare, adding that by pushing the bill through the House last week, “the president achieved something that no one thought he would.”  

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Priebus said the ball was now in the court of the Senate, which is considered unlikely to pass the measure in its present form.

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President Trump tweeted his congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his win in France's presidential election on Sunday. 

Trump also said he looks forward to working with France's new leader. He didn't immediately extend an invitation for Macron to visit the White House. 

Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to win Sunday's election. 

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President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize the scope and nature of investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election — on the eve of a much-anticipated Senate hearing that is to feature the testimony of an Obama-era U.S. deputy attorney general whom the president fired.

Trump also retweeted a message from Fox News consisting of a quote from his interview with "The Fox News Specialists" host Eric Bolling, which aired on the show's May 1 premiere.

Trump’s early-morning tweets did not mention former Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates by name or refer to her scheduled testimony on Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Men play golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. President Trump was planning to spend the weekend there.
Men play golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. President Trump was planning to spend the weekend there. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His defense of his decision to spend the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club and estate in Bedminster, N.J.
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  • His schedule

President Trump defended his decision to spend the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club and estate in Bedminster, N.J., where he headed after a reception in New York City on Thursday night.

White House officials and residents of Bedminster are beginning to refer to the estate as the "summer White House." Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is closed for the season.

Trump first tweeted on Friday morning that he'd decided to go to Bedminster rather than his midtown home in Trump Tower, where security costs are estimated at more than $300,000 a day when the president is there.

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President Trump's motorcade and support vehicles arrive at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., where he was slated to spend the weekend.
President Trump's motorcade and support vehicles arrive at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., where he was slated to spend the weekend. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His welcoming of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
  2. An explanation of his remark that Australia has better healthcare than the United States
  3. His excitement at House Republicans' passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act
  4. His displeasure at news media coverage of the vote
  5. His rationale for spending the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
  6. His weekly address
  7. A Fox News segment on the U.S. Department of Labor's April jobs report
  8. His praise for the Labor Department's jobs report
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President Trump took aim at news coverage of the House's passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

He appeared to suggest that media outlets were more flattering in their coverage of his predecessor's attempt at healthcare reform.

Trump continued to declare Obamacare "dead," echoing comments he made in tweets sent Thursday as the House prepared to vote on the rollback bill, as well as his remarks at a White House reception after the legislation narrowly passed.

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President Trump touted the House's passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act, calling the vote a "big win." He also alluded to a second "phase" of the overhaul, saying it will make America's healthcare "truly great."

But the future of the bill remains highly uncertain as Senate Republicans expressed deep reservations about the potential that Americans will lose their healthcare coverage under the measure.

Several Senate leaders, including health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), indicated Thursday afternoon they wanted to take a very different approach, proceeding slowly with a new bill that would not jeopardize coverage for as many people as the House measure.

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President Trump tweeted that after a reception in New York City on Thursday night, he decided to go to his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., rather than his midtown home in Trump Tower, where security costs are estimated at more than $300,000 a day when the president is there.

“By and large, most Bedminster residents would view the golf course and Trump Organization as a positive force in town,” Mayor Steve Parker said.

Nevertheless, there are worries about the burden on a police department that has only 18 officers.