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President Trump delivered remarks at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday — the first president to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Why now: Trump's speech is part of an effort to excite his supporters and convey a sense of accomplishment ahead of his 100-day mark tomorrow.

The irony: Guns are banned from the event.

Quotables:"We have news you've been waiting for: The eight-year assault on second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Later added, "I will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.""We will work with you by your side, we will work with the NRA to promote responsible gun ownership, to protect our wonderful hunters and their access to the very beautiful outdoors... you have a true friend and champion in the White House."Georgia election: Trump started his address by stumping for Karen Handel, Republican candidate for the special congressional election in Georgia's sixth district. He reiterated that Dem. candidate Jon Ossoff is for open borders and "lots of crime."

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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump improves, but not enough

Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."

Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.

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