President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the south lawn of the White House in Washington late Saturday night, April 29, 2017, on this return from a rally in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

The Latest: Trump campaign runs $1.5M TV ad on his 100 days

May 01, 2017 - 5:56 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

5:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump's campaign organization is launching a $1.5 million run of TV ads touting his accomplishments in his first 100 days.

The ads buy, announced Monday, is paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., and will air in major markets throughout the country and will target specific voting groups online.

The ad entitled "First 100 Days" highlights Trump's first weeks in office, "exhibiting clear vision, resolute leadership, and an uncompromising dedication to the American people, just as he promised throughout the campaign," the sponsor says in a statement.

It also says that "the campaign is continuing President Trump's approach of reaching out to the American people directly by highlighting his work over the first 100 days and fighting back against the continued media bias."


3:15 a.m.

President Donald Trump is promoting a revamped health care overhaul effort after failing to advance legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in his first three months in office.

Trump tweeted Sunday that a "new healthcare plan is on its way," promising lower premiums and protection for people with pre-existing conditions. The House did not vote last week on a renewed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, but the White House remains hopeful action could come soon.

The president has spent much of his first 100 days in office reckoning with the realities of governing, even with a Republican-led Congress. While health care negotiations continue to prove a challenge, negotiators reached agreement Sunday on a $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency to Oct. 1.

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