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  • Immigration
  • Insults
  • Domestic policy

President Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Richard J. Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting," Trump tweeted, using a nickname to needle the Illinois senator. "Deals can't get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military."

Trump was referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young people who came to the United States illegally as children. Members of Congress from both parties are trying to strike a deal that Trump would support to extend that protection.

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  • Accolades
  • The economy
  • Obama
  • Fox News

President Trump thanked Fox News personality Stuart Varney after Varney praised Trump during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

In a pair of tweets early Sunday, Trump quoted from Varney's commentary, in which he argued that Trump deserves more credit for the booming economy.

The pundit, who also hosts a show on Fox Business Network, cited moves by some corporations to raise workers’ minimum wage or pay out one-time bonuses in response to the GOP tax cuts.

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  • Immigration
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump tweeted Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children is “probably dead,” casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have tied to immigration.

At issue is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by President Obama to shield hundreds of thousands of these individuals, known as “Dreamers,” from deportation.

Trump, who has taken a hard stance against illegal immigration, announced last year that he will end the program unless Congress comes up with a solution by March.

  • On the media
  • Insults
  • North Korea

President Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader.

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday quoted Trump as saying: “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un.”

Trump tweeted Sunday:

  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Politics and polls

President Trump is continuing to denounce an unflattering new book on his presidency, as well as media outlets that have reported on its contents.

Michael Wolff’s “Fire and the Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” portrays the 45th president as surrounded by aides who believe he’s unfit for the office he holds. The White House has called it “complete fantasy.”

In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Trump called Wolff  “a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information.”

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

President Trump on Saturday sought to blame “all talk and no action” Democrats for the lack of an immigration deal.

“I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA. They are all talk and no action,” Trump tweeted from Florida as he arrived at his private golf club in West Palm Beach.

Trump last year ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided young immigrants with protection from deportation along with the ability to work legally in the United States. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.

President Trump signed a proclamation Friday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, noting the contributions of a “great American hero.”

Overshadowing the event was mounting backlash from Trump's comments during a private meeting with lawmakers the day before.

A short time after the meeting, which was called to discuss a possible immigration deal, reports emerged that Trump had asked participants why the United States should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin, the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat, appeared to confirm those reports on Friday.

  • Immigration
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump conceded early Friday that he used “tough” language during a closed-door immigration meeting the day before, but implied that reports he complained about the United States accepting migrants from “shithole countries” were wrong.

Trump tweeted:

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  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule
  • Insults
  • Obama

President Trump confirmed via Twitter late Thursday that he will no longer attend the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in London.

Trump wrote that he decided to cancel his trip because he believes the Obama administration made a “bad deal” in choosing to sell the old embassy and build a new one:

With a budget of about $1 billion for the entire project, the new U.S. Embassy in London is one of the most expensive ever built.

  • Immigration
  • Insults
  • Politics and polls

President Trump hit out at Democrats on Thursday night in a tweet calling for stricter immigration rules.

Trump wrote that members of the party “seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country” from the border with Mexico:

It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what prompted the tweet.