Wed, Mar. 15, 2017: Trump holds rally in Nashville, slams judge’s halt of travel ban

President Donald Trump touted his first 60 days in office as the most productive ever for a president and compared himself to President Andrew Jackson during a raucous rally Wednesday in Nashville that resembled the campaign that catapulted him into office.

Drawing roars from the thousands in attendance, Trump slammed a Hawaii federal judge’s decision from earlier in the day that temporarily halted the administration’s new attempt to ban most travel from six majority Muslim countries.

He also promised to repeal Obamacare while throwing his support behind a House Republican effort to overhaul the controversial law and vowing additional changes of his own.

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Wed, Mar. 15, 2017: Trump tours Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, lays wreath on his tomb

President Donald Trump on Wednesday toured The Hermitage, placed a wreath on President Andrew Jackson’s tomb and called the seventh president the “people’s president.”

Trump, the first sitting president to visit since Ronald Reagan, toured Jackson’s mansion, walked to his tomb saluting and laid a wreath as taps played in the background — all marking the 250th anniversary on Wednesday of Jackson’s birth.

The visit by the 45th president is historic. Jackson’s populist politics have resonated with Trump. Upon moving into the White House last month, the new president hung a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office.

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Wed, Mar. 15, 2017: In Michigan, Trump pushes auto CEOs to manufacture and hire in the U.S.

President Donald Trump pushed domestic and foreign auto executives for more U.S. jobs and new manufacturing plants here Wednesday, even as auto sales appear to be receding from record levels in 2016.

During a roundtable with industry officials, Trump mentioned General Motors Co.’s Wednesday announcement that it will add or retain 900 jobs in Michigan. “That’s going to be peanuts to the numbers that we’re going to see in the near future,” he said. Continue reading “Wed, Mar. 15, 2017: In Michigan, Trump pushes auto CEOs to manufacture and hire in the U.S.”

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017: Trump meets with CEOs, union workers in MI; holds rally in Nashville

10:50 am: Departs White House

12:35 pm: Arrives Detroit

1:40 pm: Tours American Manufactured Vehicles; American Center for Mobility; Ann Arbor, Michigan

1:55 pm: Leads a roundtable with CEOs and Union workers; American Center for Mobility

2:20 pm: Makes remarks; American Center for Mobility

3:30 pm: Departs Detroit

3:55 pm CT: Arrives Nashville

4:25 pm CT: Tours Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and participates in a wreath laying ceremony; Nashville

5:15 pm CT: Makes remarks; The Hermitage

6:30 pm CT: Participates in a Make America Great Again Rally; Municipal Auditorium, Nashville

8:00 pm CT: Departs Nashville

10:45 pm: Arrives White House

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017: Trump casts doubt on reporter who released part of his ’05 tax returns

Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday to cast doubt on Johnston’s account.

“Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, ‘went to his mailbox’ and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!”

President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to newly disclosed tax documents. Continue reading “Wed, Mar. 15, 2017: Trump casts doubt on reporter who released part of his ’05 tax returns”