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President Trump commended Sen. Rand Paul after the Kentucky Republican announced plans to introduce legislation that would eliminate all U.S. aid to Pakistan.

Trump tweeted Friday night:

On Thursday, the Trump administration announced it was suspending security assistance to Islamabad until the country moves aggressively against local militants who have attacked U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

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President Trump is praising a major Republican donor family for distancing themselves from his former advisor Steve Bannon.

Trump tweeted Friday:

Trump has continued to lash out at Bannon over an explosive new book that quoted his former aide as questioning Trump's competence and describing a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower among Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

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  • The economy

President Trump is praising the strength of the U.S. economy ahead of meetings at Camp David with congressional Republicans.

Trump tweeted early Friday:

The president also told reporters on the South Lawn that the "tax cuts are really kicking in" after Congress passed a package of tax cuts at the end of 2017. 

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President Trump dispatched a congratulatory tweet as the Dow Jones industrial average rose above the 25,000-point mark Thursday, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000.

After the Dow closed above 25,000, Trump shared a graphic depicting the stock index’s record-setting rise.

Later in the day, the president was back on Twitter, complaining that news outlets had “barely” covered the stock market milestone.

President Trump lashed out at the author of a soon-to-be-released book about the chaotic first year of his presidency Thursday night.

In a tweet, Trump called “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” a “phony book” and claimed that he'd never spoken to its author, Michael Wolff.

“Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!” Trump wrote. He appeared to be referring to former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, whose stunning criticisms of Trump and his circle figure prominently in the title.

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President Trump tweeted thanks to Republican senators who attended a meeting about possible immigration legislation on Thursday.

In his message, Trump also listed his top priorities when it comes to any type of overhaul of the nation’s immigration system.

Trump’s tweet echoed his remarks at the beginning of Thursday’s meeting, when he insisted again that constructing a border wall and overhauling two legal immigration programs must be part of any deal with Democrats to protect the so-called Dreamers from deportation.

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President Trump has resumed his Twitter war against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest social injustice and racial inequality. 

In a tweet early Thursday, Trump replied to a supporter who shared a meme that appears to depict family members lying on the grave of a fallen soldier with the caption: “This is why we stand.”

“Show this picture to the NFL players who still kneel!” Trump wrote.

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President Trump says his tough stance on nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula is helping push North Korea and South Korea to talk.

Trump tweeted early Thursday:

That assertion is in conflict with some of the president’s own statements. Last year, he ridiculed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for talking about negotiations with the North.

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  • Voter fraud
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One day after disbanding his troubled voter fraud commission without any findings of fraud, President Trump continued to call the U.S. voting system “rigged” and said states should require that Americans have voter-identification cards.

In two tweets on Thursday morning, Trump blamed the commission’s failure on the lack of cooperation from “mostly Democrat States” that refused to hand over voter rolls “because they know that many people are voting illegally.” However, voting supervisors in Republican-led states refused as well, objecting on privacy and other grounds.

Despite Trump’s assertions, analysts have not found evidence of widespread voter fraud.

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President Trump touted “another good day” for the stock market Wednesday in a tweet.

Big gains for technology and healthcare stocks helped U.S. indexes set records again Wednesday. Some analysts attributed the surge to investor enthusiasm for Trump's $1.5-trillion tax cut.

All told, Wall Street analysts estimate the tax package should boost earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index by roughly 8% this year. That's much more generous than the average tax cut of 1.6% that middle-class families will receive, according to the Tax Policy Center.