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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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Trump suggests China is working with U.S. on North Korea solution

President Trump defended his retreat from his campaign promise to label China a currency manipulator and suggested the country was working with his administration on a solution to rising tensions with North Korea.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump discussed North Korea in an April 12 phone call, as well as during meetings in Florida the week before.

China is North Korea's most important ally and trading partner, and Trump has suggested he might bargain aspects of his trade agenda for its help pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear program.

In one possible example, Trump recently backed away from his campaign trail pledge to label China a currency manipulator. As a candidate, he'd accused the country of keeping its currency artificially low to give its manufacturers an unfair advantage in global trade.

The president's reversal on that point and other foreign policy promises has alarmed ardent supporters and unnerved some foreign leaders and diplomats.

Trump also wished the public a happy Easter.

The president was spending the holiday weekend with family at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. 

Elsewhere, Vice President Mike Pence landed in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday for a planned visit aimed at reassuring the United States' nervous ally.

The visit gained new significance over the weekend as North Korea tried to project its military might, attempting a missile launch that ended in failure.

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