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President Trump touted a report that says shoppers set a new record for holiday spending this year.

In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump boasted that the economy is “going better than anyone ever dreamt” and told supporters: “you haven’t seen anything yet!”

Retail sales were up 4.9% this holiday season, the largest year-over-year gain since 2011, according to Mastercard’s SpendingPulse Report, which tracked sales activity across all payment types from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24.

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President Trump is lashing out at Vanity Fair after the magazine said an online video mocking Hillary Clinton "missed the mark."

Trump tweeted Thursday that the magazine was "bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit."

The video posted over the weekend shows editors of Vanity Fair's Hive website offering toasts and New Year's resolutions for Clinton, including that she vow to take up knitting, volunteer work or any hobby that would keep her from running again for president.

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President Trump touted a pair of reports on gains made by his administration against Islamic State and Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.

Trump quoted from a Washington Examiner report on the amount of territory lost by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria since he took office, which the conservative outlet compared favorably with the amount of territory lost under President Obama:

Trump also shared via Twitter a Daily Signal report on his Dec. 15 remarks at the FBI Academy graduation ceremony, where he said that there has been an 83% increase in arrests of MS-13 members during his presidency:

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After another morning at his Florida golf club, President Trump visited firefighters and paramedics at a West Palm Beach firehouse on Wednesday. He later praised the rescue workers in a tweet:

During the visit, Trump also praised his own performance as president, including with a false boast.

Trump touted his administration’s work to roll back government regulations and cut taxes and claimed credit for the stock market hitting record highs. He also said he’s signed more bills into law than any other president, which isn’t true.

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President Trump says tax cuts he signed into law last week will make 2018 a "great year" for companies and jobs.

In a tweet on Tuesday, he predicted that the stock market would have another successful year, too:

Trump notched a major legislative achievement last Friday when he signed a bill enacting big tax cuts for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest reductions for other families.

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President Trump used the airing of a “Fox & Friends” report on a dossier of salacious allegations about his ties to Russia as an opportunity to attack the credibility of the FBI.

Trump tweeted Tuesday:

The 35-page dossier compiled by a former British spy was funded first by anti-Trump Republicans and subsequently by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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President Trump will celebrate Christmas the way millions of Americans do: surrounded by family, the White House said.

But unlike most Americans, he released a brief video in which his wife, Melania, joined him to "wish America and the entire world a very Merry Christmas."

The first lady said that at this time of year “we see the best of America and the soul of the American people” in children packing boxes to help brighten Christmas for service members and communities coming together to help one another.

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President Trump says he’s pleased that people are “saying Merry Christmas again.”

"I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase," Trump wrote in a Christmas Eve tweet:

Trump had promised that this year would be different after what he saw as a trend toward giving the Christian celebration short shrift in favor of a more generic and inclusive “happy holidays” message.

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President Trump launched a Christmas Eve attack on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whom he accuses of favoritism toward his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, and also returned to a longtime favored theme, excoriating the news media for failing to sufficiently extol his accomplishments.

Trump, spending the holidays at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, also sent Christmas greetings to deployed military personnel, praising them for success in the fight against terrorism.

The early-morning swipe at McCabe followed a flurry of tweets attacking the deputy FBI chief on Saturday. McCabe, who has been a lightning rod for Republican attacks on the FBI, is expected to retire early in the new year.

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President Trump complained anew Saturday that he's not given credit by the news media for his accomplishments.

Trump tweeted that in his first year he's achieved "perhaps more than any other president" in the same timeframe, citing as examples a surging stock market and low unemployment rate:

After a year of legislative fits and starts, the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress can claim victory on an agenda of tax cuts, judicial confirmations and a substantial regulatory rollback.