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 marked the one-year anniversary of his 2016 election victory with a tweet.
On Thursday from Beijing, Trump wrote:
Trump attached to his tweet a photo of himself with a collection of former campaign aides turned White House staffers.
Ten months into his presidency, Trump is still focused — some say fixated — on the election that catapulted him to power. Egged on by longtime friends and cable news, he repeatedly attacks his vanquished opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton. In his tweet, Trump referred to Clinton's campaign comment that half of Trump's supporters belonged in "a basket of deplorables."
Friends and advisors say Trump's preoccupation is part ego and part defense mechanism. Despite occupying the most powerful position in the world, Trump has told confidants he still doesn't get the credit he deserves for defeating Clinton. And friends say he's well aware of the fact that numerous members of his own Republican Party expected him to lose and cringe at seeing him in the White House.
Trump won the Electoral College vote by a comfortable margin but lost the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes to Clinton.