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  • Foreign policy
  • Insults
  • North Korea

President Trump lashed out again at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the country's latest ballistic missile test.

Trump tweeted Thursday:

North Korea launched its most powerful missile yet this week.

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  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Fox News

President Trump cited “Fox & Friends” in a pair of tweets lashing out at the New York Times for promoting an editorial opposing the Republican tax bill.

Trump tweeted early Thursday that the Times “has become a virtual lobbyist” for the Democratic Party. He accused the paper of violating its own social media guidelines, which, Trump wrote, “they installed to preserve some credibility after many of their biased reporters went Rogue!”

The president included in one of his messages the Twitter handle for Fox News’ morning talk show.

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  • Domestic policy
  • The economy
  • Politics and polls
  • Obama

President Trump talked up the GOP tax overhaul plan Wednesday after Senate Republicans pushed their version of the bill past another key hurdle.

A procedural vote, which passed 52 to 48, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed, marked an important milestone as the GOP-led Congress scrambled to deliver a significant accomplishment by the end of Trump's first year in office.

In a tweet Wednesday evening, Trump lashed out at Democrats for opposing the legislation.

  • On the media
  • Courts
  • The Clintons
  • Fox News

President Trump continues to call for renewed scrutiny of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of State, which the Justice Department formally closed more than a year ago.

In a tweet Wednesday night, Trump quoted from a Fox News report touting a “new Clinton email bombshell” from former Inspector General Charles McCullough III.

Trump’s message linked to a video clip of the segment, which aired Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

  • Foreign policy
  • Terrorism

President Trump extended his flirtation with racist extremists internationally on Wednesday — and drew a rare rebuke from two European allies — by retweeting three anti-Muslim videos from a far-right fringe group in Britain.

“It is wrong for the president to have done this,” said James Slack, spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May. He described the group, Britain First, as one that “seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tension.”

Compounding the sudden diplomatic muddle with the United States’ closest ally, Trump hit back at the prime minister Wednesday night, again on Twitter:

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  • His schedule
  • Domestic policy

President Trump traveled Wednesday to Missouri in an attempt to push the GOP tax overhaul plan over the finish line.

It was Trump's second visit to the state to build support for the plan. In his speech at a local convention center, Trump made a populist appeal for the Republican tax package, saying it would "bring Main Street rolling back."

"Our focus is on helping the folks who work in the mailrooms and the machine shops of America, the plumbers, the carpenters, the cops, the teachers, the truck drivers, the pipe fitters — the people that like me best," Trump said in a meandering speech in St. Charles.

  • Foreign policy
  • North Korea

President Trump is threatening to ramp up sanctions against North Korea, a strategy that so far has proved ineffective against its nuclear development, in retaliation for the country’s latest ballistic missile test.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the test, after speaking late Tuesday with South Korea’s president. The test came days after Trump’s return from Asia, where the subject of North Korea was a primary focus of talks with both leaders as well as Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Trump already had stepped up sanctions and last week put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

  • On the media
  • Insults

President Trump turned the firing of NBC's Matt Lauer into a fresh opportunity to attack the press Wednesday, unleashing a series of cryptic and personal tweets aimed at prominent media figures.

As many Americans were eating breakfast, the president swiftly responded to the abrupt dismissal of the longtime "Today" show host by condemning NBC News and its Philadelphia-based parent company, Comcast Corp. 

Trump said on Twitter: 

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  • Accolades
  • Domestic policy
  • The economy
  • Fox News

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index hit 129.5 this month, up from 126.2 in October and the highest since November 2000.

The business research group's index measures consumers' assessment of current conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Both improved this month.

President Trump celebrated the development Tuesday and Wednesday in a series of tweets.

  • Accolades
  • Domestic policy

After a flurry of last-minute concessions by President Trump to win over reluctant Republicans, the GOP tax plan cleared a key committee vote Tuesday and appeared better positioned for passage when the full Senate votes, probably later this week.

Trump praised the vote Tuesday night in a tweet, writing, "the biggest winner will be our great Country!"

Even so, with Republicans' slim 52-seat majority in the Senate, it would take only three of the remaining half a dozen or so GOP holdouts to block the bill, which Republicans hope will be their signature legislative achievement of Trump's first year in office. The bill, which still needs to be reconciled with a House version, remains a work in progress.