Highlights: Trump’s presidency on March 13 at 2:10 p.m. EDT

© Reuters. Trump holds health meeting at White House in Washington

(Reuters) – Highlight of the day for the administration of US President Donald Trump on Monday:


Trump says that under the Republican health insurance proposal to replace Obamacare, Americans will be able to choose the coverage plan and doctors they want.


Trump’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was delayed from Tuesday to Friday because of the winter storm hitting the northeastern United States, the White House says.

Before her trip to Washington, Merkel tells business leaders in Munich that free trade is important to both the United States and Germany.

Talks between German officials and the Trump administration suggest there will be close cooperation between the two countries on policy toward Russia, a senior German government official said.


Trump plans to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at a two-day summit next month, according to media reports, as his administration seeks to soften relations with the world’s second-largest economy.


Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan and Indonesia as part of an Asia tour next month, sources say, amid concerns that the Trump administration is rolling back Barack Obama‘s “turn to Asia.”


Trump is expected to announce the restart of a review of vehicle fuel efficiency rules sought by the auto industry at an event Wednesday with the CEOs of US automakers, sources say.


Trump unveils his 2018 budget Thursday emphasizing a military buildup, and some Republicans worry they will be forced to choose between opposing the president or backing cuts in popular programs like help for disabled children and hot meals for the elderly.


Not surprisingly, Obama-appointed politicians left the now Republican-run Justice Department. What’s unusual is how quickly they have signed up to be Trump’s adversaries.

The administration’s firing of US Attorney Preet Bharara from the Southern District of New York in Manhattan came as a shock to many, but veterans of the office hope its long-standing mission to crack down on political corruption and wrongdoing Wall Street remains intact.

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