President Trump's Bedminster break and new tweet attacks

Trump is at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he will meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for a briefing on the opioid crisis. Later, Vice President Pence and other advisers will join Trump to discuss tax reform.
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The latest on president trump. He is camped out in Betsy Devos, New Jersey, meeting with his health secretary Tom price. How to handle insurance companies facing the loss of government funds at the top of the agenda. The opioid crisis as well and vice president pence expected later this weekend. A government report shows climate change has had a big impact and that's at odds with the president and his top official. No word on whether they will dismiss or address the report. Trump's support from his base is slipping. Strong approval of the president has dropped from 73% in February to 59% now. More on this from our chief white house correspondent Jon Karl and, Jon, let's begin with the polls. The president was tweeting yesterday his base is getting bigger every day. This poll at odds with that. Reporter: Directly at odds with that and, George, we've seen the president's numbers come down as we've mentioned before. Historically low for a president this early in his first term. And, George, the team at the white house really has a choice here to make. Does the president try to reverse those numbers by expanding his base, by reaching out to those who are not traditional trump supporters or do they further try to energize his base and it seems that that's the direction that they believe that he needs to go, which is to go further to the right, further to energize and to get going his hard core supporters but right now those supporters seem to be softening. That certainly seems to be the tact he's taking with his tweets, that extended tirade against Richard Blumenthal attacking him for failing to serve in Vietnam even though he was in the marine reserves at the time and comes from a president who didn't serve at all. Reporter: Exactly right who actually got more deferments than senator Blumenthal and he's also been going at "The New York Times" quite aggressively. Most of his tweets over the last 24, 36 hours have been about Sidney Blumenthal or continuing to call "The New York Times" the failing "The New York Times," so much so that "The times" is responding put out a statement to respond to the president on this. Take a look at this. "The times" saying the facts matter. We just reported 3.3 million paid subscription, our most ever and our stock is up nearly 50% this year directly responding to the president. The president already up and active on Twitter. He seems simply to be doing a running commentary on "Fox & friends" and retweeting their stories. Reporter: It's really something else, George. We've seen this over and over again. This morning, most interesting he retweeted a story on "Fox and friends" that seems to be based on a leak of classified information about spy satellites over North Korea, U.S. Spy satellites, exactly the kind of leaks that the white house has been condemning, but there the president is apparently interested in what's on "Fox & friend friends". Presumably this is the kind of thing he could learn from his own intelligence officials yet he seems to publicize it when he sees it on television. Reporter: He gets the presidential daily briefing a little later. The first is "Fox & friends". Jon Karl, thanks very much.

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