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After President Trump's touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cybersecurity drew ridicule Sunday, Trump again took to Twitter to issue a clarification.

Just because he discussed teaming up with Russian President Vladimir Putin to fight election hacking, Trump wrote, "doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't."

Trump instead called attention to the United States' and Russia's declaration of a cease-fire in a corner of Syria, which took place Friday after Trump met with Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

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In a pair of tweets Sunday, President Trump expressed his satisfaction with the Group of 20 summit, writing that he explained to participants that he must fix what he called "the many bad trade deals" made by the United States.

At the close of the G-20 summit Saturday, Trump and the other leaders, whose member nations represent about 80% of the world’s economic output, signed off on a joint statement that was seen as an accomplishment given the sharp differences and acrimony stemming largely from Trump’s “America first” agenda.

The declaration’s message on trade was ambiguous, reflecting the “heavy hand of the Trump administration,” said Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, chief executive of the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva.

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President Trump used Twitter on Sunday afternoon to urge Republicans to follow through on their pledge to get rid of the healthcare law pushed by his predecessor.

His tweet came as two moderate Republican senators indicated Sunday that the initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's healthcare law was probably "dead" and Trump's proposal to just repeal it appears to be a "nonstarter."

"We don't know what the plan is," said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

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President Trump’s touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cyber-security drew withering reviews Sunday from lawmakers, including several from his own party, while the president’s aides were left struggling to answer questions about just how hard Trump pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Moscow’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

Trump’s encounter with Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday was his first meeting as president with the Russian leader. It came after months of controversy over Russian cyber-meddling and whether anyone close to Trump’s campaign had colluded in it.

The White House has sought to portray Trump’s trip to Germany and a stopover beforehand in Poland as a solid success, despite a striking degree of U.S. isolation over climate change and trade at the G-20 gathering.

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President Trump arrives for a working session during the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday.
President Trump arrives for a working session during the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. (Markus Schreiber / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His vow to help Poland's president fight "fake news"
  2. His thanks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for hosting the Group of 20 summit, and to German law enforcement and military forces for protecting participants
  3. His "excellent" meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
  4. His gratitude toward Bob Dole for releasing a statement praising Trump's trip
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President Trump returned to Washington Saturday night after visiting Poland and attending the Group of 20 summit in Germany.

But his time abroad appears to have remained at the forefront of his thoughts.

In a tweet, Trump shared a statement from Bob Dole in which the former U.S. senator praised Trump's "historic trip" in glowing terms.

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Polish President Andrzej Duda took to Twitter to refute reports that his wife rebuffed President Trump when he attempted to shake her hand while visiting Warsaw on Thursday.

On Saturday, Trump replied, vowing to team up with Duda to fight the "fake news."

The controversy took place after a video clip was circulated on Twitter that showed Trump greeting Duda and Duda's wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, after delivering a speech at Warsaw's Krasinski Square.

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President Trump thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for hosting the Group of 20 summit in a tweet Saturday.

But his tense relationship with Merkel hasn't gotten any better after the two-day summit in Hamburg, Germany, where Trump was isolated on the other leaders' climate resolution.

“I can't exactly judge how things will be tomorrow or the day after,” Merkel said at a news conference after the summit finished Saturday.

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The Trump administration has tried to press Beijing to rein in North Korea, a major trading partner of China, and halt Kim Jong Un's development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten U.S. territory.

President Trump has voiced his frustration in recent days that China hasn't done more, suggesting he may take steps of his own.

But he appeared to soften his rhetoric during a sit-down Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, July 7, 2017.
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, July 7, 2017. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His gratitude for the response to his speech in Poland on Thursday
  2. His meetings Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in
  3. A new attack on Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta
  4. His enthusiasm as he headed into more meetings with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin
  5. His vow to fight for U.S. interests, which also contained a shot at the "fake" news media
  6. A highlight reel of his first full day at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany