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Chaos erupted in London late Saturday when a vehicle rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge, injuring an undetermined number of people and causing hundreds of others to flee in panic.

There were also reports of stabbings and shots fired in Borough Market — not far from the bridge.

As the events unfolded, President Trump took to Twitter to argue in favor of his temporary ban on foreigners arriving from six majority-Muslim nations, which judges halted hours before it was set to take effect in mid-March.

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President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, in which he recapped his inaugural trip abroad.

In his remarks, Trump recounted the highlights of his stops in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Vatican City, as well as his participation in a NATO summit in Brussels and a Group of 7 meeting in Sicily.

"Everywhere we went, my goal was to advance American interests, to build a coalition of nations to drive out the terrorists and to unlock a future of peace, prosperity and hope for all Americans – and people – around the world," he said.

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President Trump, flanked by members of law enforcement, sits down to sign bills in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, June 2, 2017.
President Trump, flanked by members of law enforcement, sits down to sign bills in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

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President Trump has shared a Twitter moment consisting of statements praising his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord.

Trump's lengthy — and disputed — economic and foreign policy explanations on Thursday for ceding U.S. leadership on the issue were cast in terms that aimed to please his 2016 voters, who were older, whiter and more rural than the nation as a whole. Their shared America leans toward defiant and aggrieved, yearning for the way things used to be, and seeing a future threatened by opponents domestic and foreign.

The president’s climate change decision was greeted with applause in his strongholds in places such as western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, whose economies have long been dependent on fossil fuels, primarily coal, that would be restricted by the Paris agreement’s terms for reducing emissions.

The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas Wednesday, ramping up its investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and into whether names of President Trump’s associates were improperly revealed in classified intelligence reports.

A day later, Trump tweeted that the latter prong was "the big story."

The latest subpoenas sparked new partisan wrangling on the House panel, with aides to Democratic lawmakers complaining that the chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), had approved three subpoenas without their knowledge.

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The U.S. will pull out of the Paris accord on global warming, President Trump announced Thursday, offering a statement of unabashed nationalism as he turned away from a global leadership role in the fight against climate change.

“It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Mich., and Pittsburgh, Pa., … before Paris, France,” Trump declared to an audience of administration officials and supporters in the White House Rose Garden.

The climate agreement would “undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty … and put us at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world,” he said. “It is time to exit the Paris accord.”

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President Trump shared a highlight reel of his inaugural trip abroad, which came to a close May 27.

Trump's tweet came as White House officials indicated that he was heading toward pulling the United States out of the Paris accord on climate change, generating a reaction in which people around the world jumped in to try to influence or spin his decision.

That offered a foretaste of the reaction Trump likely will receive if he does follow through on his vow to pull the U.S. out of the 195-signatory pact, which President Obama hailed in 2015 as one of his major achievements.

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President Trump welcomed Vietnam's prime minister to the White House on Wednesday for talks focusing on the American trade deficit, while the Southeast Asian country is still shaken by Trump's withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was the first leader to visit the Trump White House from Southeast Asia, where the United States vies with China for influence. The two leaders said billions of dollars in U.S.-Vietnamese business deals were signed, but gave no details.

Trump is due to travel to Vietnam to attend an Asia-Pacific economic summit in November, which Phuc said would be an opportunity for the U.S. to assert its positive role in the region.

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President Trump slammed Hillary Clinton after the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said she was "the victim of a very broad assumption" that she was going to win the election and largely attributed her loss to forces external to her campaign.

In remarks Wednesday at the annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Clinton said she was responsible for every decision the campaign made, though she did not believe they caused her surprise loss. She attributed that to several things, including alleged Russian interference in the election and “weaponizing” stolen information and fake news.

She also pointed a finger at the Democrats for falling behind the GOP in using technology and data to target voters, the media for covering her e-mail controversy "like it was Pearl Harbor," misogyny and the high expectations many had for her candidacy.

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Indications from White House officials that President Trump was heading toward pulling the U.S. out of the Paris accord on climate change set off a worldwide reaction Wednesday, continuing the public drama around a decision that has been agonized and untidy even by the standards of a White House known for palace intrigue.

The day began with officials telling news organizations that Trump had settled on pulling out of the climate agreement, generating a reaction in which people around the world jumped in to try to influence or spin his decision, from European leaders to the coal industry to the state of California.

That offered a foretaste of the reaction Trump likely will receive if he does follow through on his vow to pull the United States out of the 195-signatory pact, which President Obama hailed in 2015 as one of his major achievements.