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Connecting with rural Americans, President Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers.

“Farm country is God’s country,” Trump told the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Trump became the first president in a quarter-century to address the federation’s convention. His Southern swing also included a stop in Atlanta for the national college football championship game.

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President Trump touted a drop in the unemployment rate for African Americans on Monday in a tweet.

The rate fell to 6.8% in December, the lowest level since the government began tracking such data in 1972.

The reasons range from a greater number of black Americans with college degrees to a growing need for employers in a tight job market to widen the pool of people they hire from.

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With President Trump cheering from the sidelines, the White House on Sunday pressed its defense of the president’s fitness to govern, as fired former aide Stephen K. Bannon reversed course and apologized for his role in a new book’s explosive portrait of Trump.

The president’s critics, meanwhile, said Trump’s stream of taunts and insults in response to the book — “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” released last week — served only to underscore the author’s unsettling portrayal of Trump’s year-old presidency, depicting a leader whose own aides consider him childish, ignorant and dangerously erratic.

Trump provided more ammunition Sunday morning, as he continued to attack the book via Twitter while preparing to depart Camp David for the White House:

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President Trump declared himself a “very stable genius” on Twitter on Saturday and later in a televised news conference called the author of a book that questioned his mental fitness a “fraud.”

His comments came on a bone-cold day at Camp David during a weekend retreat with top administration officials and Republican congressional leaders strategizing on the year’s legislative agenda, including matters such as infrastructure, immigration, welfare reform and national security.
 

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President Trump used Twitter on Saturday morning to tout a drop in the unemployment rate for African Americans.

He also used the tweets as an opportunity to take digs at media outlets whose past coverage he has found to be critical.

The unemployment rate for African Americans fell to 6.8% in December, the lowest level since the government began tracking such data in 1972. The reasons range from a greater number of black Americans with college degrees to a growing need for employers in a tight job market to widen the pool of people they hire from.

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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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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.