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President Trump complained that “no politician in history … has been treated worse or more unfairly" during a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday.

The comments were his first since reports Tuesday night that he asked FBI Director James B. Comey, since fired, to drop an investigation of Trump's former national security advisor. Trump had refrained from tweeting for 21 hours.

Though the speech contained much of the traditional praise for the new graduates, and ceremonial pardons of their "oversights or slight violations," it was also laced with Trump's hallmark defiance and boastfulness that put himself at the center.

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President Trump shared a link to a Wall Street Journal report on a rise in industrial production at U.S. factories, mines and utilities, which shot up 1% in April from March.

That's the biggest gain since February 2014 and the third straight monthly gain. The increase was more than twice what economists expected.

Trump's tweet came amid controversy over a Washington Post report that he shared classified material about Islamic State with Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting the week before.

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In tweets Tuesday morning, President Trump said he had shared "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting last week, confirming a key part of a news report his aides had denied the night before.

Trump said he had shared the information in the hopes of getting Russia to "greatly step up their fights against ISIS and terrorism," referring to Islamic State.

As he has before, Trump suggested that the real problem wasn't his conduct, but the fact that U.S. officials had told the press about it.

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President Trump and Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Tuesday at the White House amid sharp disagreement over the war in Syria but eager to improve relations after the Obama era.

It was Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with the increasingly authoritarian Erdogan, who has consolidated power since a failed military coup last summer. Since then, his government has arrested or fired tens of thousands of political opponents, journalists, judges, academics, teachers and others.

In a joint appearance at the White House, Trump lavished praise on Erdogan — although he repeatedly mispronounced the Turkish leader’s name — as the ruler of a key Muslim ally and one of the largest members of the NATO military alliance.

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President Trump awaits the arrival of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the White House.
President Trump awaits the arrival of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the White House. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

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President Trump addressed law enforcement and family members of the fallen at the 36th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday, reaffirming his campaign promises to restore justice and end attacks on police. A full transcript of his remarks is available here.

"Every drop of blood spilled from our heroes in blue is a wound inflicted upon the whole country," Trump said. "And every heartache known by your families in law enforcement is a sorrow shared by the entire family of the American nation."

Trump was joined by families of law enforcement earlier in the day in the Oval Office, where he signed a proclamation and said he would enlist the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement.

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President Trump arrives at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on May 14, 2017.
President Trump arrives at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on May 14, 2017. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

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President Trump tweeted a celebratory Mother's Day message to First Lady Melania Trump and "all of the great mothers out there."

The tweet came as the president visited his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., where he spent about four hours on Sunday. A spokesman said Trump's plans included taking phone calls, having lunch, and possibly hitting "a few balls," according to pool reports.

Melania Trump planned to spend Mother's Day with her family, a spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner. The first lady and son Barron, 11, currently live in a penthouse atop Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.

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President Trump returns to the White House from Lynchburg, Va., where he spoke at Liberty University's graduation ceremony Saturday.
President Trump returns to the White House from Lynchburg, Va., where he spoke at Liberty University's graduation ceremony Saturday. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

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President Trump promoted an interview set to air Saturday night on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine."

During his interview with host Jeanine Pirro, Trump denied a New York Times report that he attempted early in his presidency to extract a loyalty pledge from recently fired FBI Director James B. Comey. "But I don't think it would be a bad question to ask," Trump said, according to a preview of the episode released by Fox.

The president also appeared to double down on his suggestion – which he first made in a tweet Friday – that he would consider canceling White House press briefings because of what he characterized as the news media's "hostility" toward members of his communications team.