Trump taking victory lap in Ohio

President Trump rekindled the energy from his campaign Tuesday at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, declaring that he would continue to defy the "fake news" and keep fulfilling the promises he made to the American people.

"If we remember what unites us, then I promise you, we will not fail".

Trump's comments - and self-comparisons to the 16th president - sent the internet into a tizzy.

In a room filled with supporters, Mr Trump talked up his first six months in office, claiming that no other president had done "anywhere near" what he had in his first six months - "not even close". "TIME FOR 25 AMENDMENT HE's [Nuts]".

Lincoln guided the US through the Civil War.

Baun says Trump's message to hold VA workers accountable is a message that struck home for many veterans in the room. "Sux to be u, Washington, Jefferson!"

For Trump, a health care victory in the Senate - far from certain - might turn around his low poll numbers and get his agenda back on track.

Trump also generated plenty of interest this week with his tweets targeting Sessions, as well as his announcement via Twitter on Wednesday that he wants transgender Americans barred from serving in the USA military.

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Trump said he has spent the week traveling around the country.

"We're liberating our towns and we're liberating our cities", he said, adding that law enforcement agents were going after gang members.

He also said: "We are dismantling and destroying the bloodthirsty criminal gangs, and well, I will just tell you in, we're not doing it in a politically correct fashion".

US President Donald Trump's historically low approval ratings is leading to a growing movement against his administration and the ruling class in America, says Daniel Shaw, an analyst in NY.

Halfway through his speech Trump raised the issue of "acting presidential". Sessions announced his recusal in March without consulting the President, and Trump's anger grew after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into contacts between Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

Despite the fact his predecessor Barack Obama was often branded "deporter-in-chief" by migrant rights activists, Mr Trump vociferously pledged to take a more stringent stance on illegal immigration during his election campaign.

"Don't even think about it, we will build the wall", he said to loud cheers.

On the drive to the Covelli Centre through Trumbull and Mahoning counties' "beautiful roads", and past its shuttered factories from the Vienna Air Base, first lady Melania Trump asked her husband, "What happened here?"

"A truly grateful nation salutes you", Trump told the group in Sutherland, Ohio.

Vanessa Coleman