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 defended his use of Twitter on Saturday in a tweet.
Trump tweeted that he uses social media “because it is the only way to fight a VERY dishonest and unfair 'press.' ”
“Many stories & reports a pure fiction!” he wrote.
Trump often refers to news coverage that is critical, or with which he disagrees, as “fake news.”
His latest tweet on the topic came a little more than an hour after he quoted from a Wall Street Journal report to make his case for the GOP tax overhaul:
Trump continued to boast about the economy later in the afternoon and evening:
The president has sought to turn attention toward his achievements as 2017 comes to a close.
Near the top of the list is the stock market, which just finished its strongest year since 2013. Some analysts have credited Trump’s economic policies, including deregulation and the promise of corporate tax cuts, with stoking investor optimism.