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Trump talks grievances, policy in return to D.C.

Trump boasted about his polling in blue states and showered praise on Speaker Mike Johnson during his first visit to Capitol Hill since his supporters stormed the halls of Congress to protest his election defeat 3½ years ago.

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    The big picture

    Trump's visit was officially to discuss election and policy strategy, but it also symbolized his official return to Washington as the Republican Party's leader.

    Trump talks grievances, policy in return to D.C.

    Trump talks grievances, policy in return to D.C.

    During his wide-ranging, rambling remarks to House Republicans, he spoke of personal and political grievances and laid out some policy goals. Those included a call for Republicans to talk about abortion "correctly."

    State of play

    Trump urged House Republicans to adopt a measured tone on abortion on the 2024 campaign trail. He also called Milwaukee, the site of the Republican National Convention, is a "horrible city."

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