His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public.
We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.
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President Trump tweeted about:
- The government’s investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which he called a "witch hunt" and blamed for distracting attention from his policy agenda
- A Rasmussen Reports poll that put his approval rating at 50%, which he incorrectly suggested was higher than the approval rating of his predecessor, Barack Obama
- Praise for Camp David after he spent the weekend there
- The president also retweeted a message from supporters and YouTube personalities Diamond and Silk that criticized the news media's focus on the government's Russia investigation
- Trump retweeted a message from his son Donald Trump Jr. that appeared to suggest that the Trump administration was more effective in securing the release of an American student imprisoned in North Korea than the Obama administration had been
Trump did not tweet about:
- The U.S. Navy's release of the names of seven sailors who died in a collision between the destroyer Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan
- A U.S. warplane's downing of a Syrian jet near the Islamic State-held city of Raqqah, which marked the latest escalation between the United States and Syria since the civil war began six years ago
- An incident in which a vehicle struck a crowd of worshipers near a mosque in north London, causing several casualties and sparking fears that the victims might have been targeted because of their religion
- A Wall Street Journal report that his senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will this week travel to the Middle East with an eye toward brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians
- A New York Times report that Kushner's representatives have quietly contacted several criminal lawyers about possibly representing Kushner in the investigation into Russian election interference