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  • Healthcare
  • Domestic policy
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With Republicans' bid to roll back the Affordable Care Act only a vote away from collapse, President Trump took to Twitter Friday to urge GOP senators to pass revised healthcare legislation unveiled the day before.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been meeting behind closed doors to adjust the legislation after being forced to abandon a vote last month amid a revolt within his party. Republicans have promised for seven years to repeal Obamacare, but the process is proving more difficult than expected.

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President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French Army Gen. Bruno Le Ray listen to national anthems during a welcome ceremony at Les Invalides in Paris on Thursday.
President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French Army Gen. Bruno Le Ray listen to national anthems during a welcome ceremony at Les Invalides in Paris on Thursday. (Yves Herman / AFP / Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His arrival in Paris for Bastille Day festivities
  2. His remarks honoring American World War II veterans during a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Paris
  3. His gratitude for a ceremony welcoming him to Paris
  4. His praise for his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron
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  • Foreign policy
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President Trump was welcomed to Paris with a ceremonial arrival designed to commemorate the long history of alliance between the United States and France.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, greeted the president and First Lady Melania Trump at Les Invalides, the site of Napoleon’s tomb and other monuments to the French military.

The ceremonial portion of the day was heavy with French military history, including a tour of the tomb and the nearby burial site of French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, commander of the allied armies in the First World War.

  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule

President Trump honored American World War II veterans Thursday during a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

The president noted in a video clip posted to his Twitter account that the bonds between the United States and France were "forged in the fires of war."

Trump was joined at the outdoor event by three American veterans of the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944. He called them "real heroes" who "fought for freedom in its hour of need."

  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule

President Trump arrived in Paris early Thursday, preparing for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron that likely will be shadowed by political controversies back home.

Later in the morning, the Trumps greeted Macron and his wife, Brigitte, at Les Invalides, the French military museum and memorial. The two couples toured Napoleon's tomb and other landmarks.

Much of the day's attention will focus on a news conference that Trump and Macron are scheduled to hold after their meetings. The session will be reporters' first opportunity to question Trump after the disclosure that his eldest son, Donald Jr., met last summer with a Russian attorney who was described to him as part of a Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign.

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  • Immigration
  • Family matters
  • Insults
  • Russia
  • Politics and polls
  • The Clintons
  • Terrorism

The snowballing revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign have broadsided the White House, distracting from its agenda as aides grapple with a crisis involving the president's family.

After mounting a robust defense of his son, President Trump again went on Twitter on Wednesday morning in an attempt to turn attention back toward some of the policy issues touted as achievements by his administration.

Trump has privately raged against the latest Russia development, with most of his ire directed at the media, not his son, according to people who have spoken to him in recent days.

  • Immigration
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A House panel unveiled legislation to begin building President Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill.

The move by the House Appropriations Committee again puts the Trump administration and its allies on Capitol Hill on a collision course with Democrats who oppose the wall and succeeded in blocking a request by Trump to deliver the money when passing an omnibus spending measure earlier this spring.

  • Foreign policy
  • The economy

President Trump shared a report from the Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that stated that a shipment of U.S. beef was en route to China, the first since 2003.

The White House in May announced an agreement with China on a range of market-opening issues.

The deal put hard dates on some previously announced steps, such as China’s opening access to U.S. beef by July 16, and was seen largely as the first fruits from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Florida estate in early April.

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  • Family matters
  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Russia

President Trump said in a tweet that his son was "open, transparent and innocent" and again dismissed the Russia investigation as the "greatest Witch Hunt in political history."

That came one day after Donald Trump Jr. disclosed on Twitter a series of emails that revealed his eagerness to hear negative material on Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer.

The exchange showed Trump Jr. conversing with a music publicist who wanted him to meet with a "Russian government attorney" who supposedly had dirt on Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump." He was told the Russian government had information that could "incriminate" Clinton and her dealings with Russia.

  • Accolades
  • The economy

In tweets on Wednesday, President Trump alternated between defending his oldest son from criticism stemming from a June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and promoting what the president framed as progress made by his administration.

A pair of tweets touting the economy Wednesday afternoon fell into the latter category.

The day before, major stock indexes veered sharply lower before midday, as news broke that Donald Trump Jr. had released an email chain that showed him discussing plans to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father's campaign.