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  • Insults
  • Russia
  • Politics and polls
  • The Clintons

In the face of mounting scrutiny surrounding allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump raised two past controversies involving his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton.

His first tweet appeared to reference articles published by conservative outlet the Daily Caller, which reported that lobbyist Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, was paid to represent Russia's largest bank as it sought to end an economic sanction imposed by the Obama administration. The website cited Senate lobbying disclosure forms in its reporting.

Trump then referenced a scandal that emerged last year when leaked emails purportedly hacked from John Podesta's account included a message from Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile containing a question that was later asked during the CNN Democratic primary debate.

  • Family matters
  • Fox News

President Trump promoted via Twitter an interview with his son Eric Trump just before it aired Saturday night on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

Eric Trump called into the show to defend his father from criticism prompted by the first government shutdown in more than four years, as well as a series of Women's March events that saw protesters in dozens of cities take to the streets to oppose the president's policies.

Speaking to host Jeannine Piro — who is reportedly an old friend of the president's — Eric Trump offered effusive praise for his father, ticking off glowing statistics to illustrate the strength of the U.S. economy and gains against Islamic State fighters overseas.

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President Trump hailed the nationwide Women’s March gatherings Saturday.

On Twitter, the president called it “a perfect day for all Women to March,” seeming to imply that those taking part were celebrating his administration’s accomplishments:

Participants in the marches across the United States were actually seeking to deliver a powerful rebuke to Trump's policies and mount a crucial mobilization for this year’s midterm elections.

  • Immigration
  • Domestic policy
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President Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown — tweeting that they wanted to give him “a nice present” to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration:

That comes after Senate Democrats late Friday killed a GOP-written House-passed measure that would have kept agencies functioning for four weeks. Democrats were seeking a stopgap bill of just a few days in hopes that would build pressure on Republicans, and they were opposing a three-week alternative offered by GOP leaders.

Democrats have insisted they would back legislation reopening the government once there's a bipartisan agreement to preserve protections against deporting about 700,000 immigrants — known as “Dreamers” — who arrived in the United States illegally as children.

  • Immigration
  • The economy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump appeared to cast doubt on the likelihood of reaching a deal to avert a government shutdown Friday night in a tweet.

Trump also sought to blame Democrats for what would be the first shutdown since 2013.

His message came just hours before the midnight deadline by which lawmakers must pass a measure to fund government agencies, or some operations will cease.

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  • Domestic policy

President Trump on Friday signed a bill into law to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program, announcing his action in the latest in a series of confusing tweets about the spy program:

Trump's tweet on Jan. 11 created chaos in the House just before it voted to reauthorize what is known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. He linked the intelligence program to a dossier that alleges his presidential campaign had ties to Russia.

That caused people to wonder if he didn't support the program that allows U.S. spy agencies to collect intelligence on foreign targets abroad.

  • Immigration
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

After a surprise meeting with President Trump as a government shutdown loomed, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that “progress” had been made and negotiations would continue.

Schumer dashed to the White House earlier in the day at the invitation of Trump. Schumer cut a previous budget deal with Trump last fall over the strong objections of GOP leaders.

“We discussed all of the major outstanding issues,” Schumer told reporters. “We made some progress. But we still have a good number of disagreements. The discussions will continue.”

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President Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, "We are with you all the way."

In an address broadcast from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished."

The moment marked the president personally stepping to the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States as the anniversary of his inauguration approaches. Last year, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the crowd in Trump's absence. In the year since, Trump has delivered on rules and policies he had promised in an effort to help curb abortion rights legalized 45 years ago. Chief among them is the confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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The White House press office was once again forced to walk back a tweet from President Trump on Thursday morning after he described a trip to Pennsylvania later in the day as a political one — a statement that would force the Republican Party, not taxpayers, to pay for the journey.

The White House had said Trump was going to an industrial equipment company outside of Pittsburgh to highlight the good economy and new tax cuts, making it an official, policy-oriented event.

It was widely assumed that the trip had a political cast — the area is holding a special election to fill a congressional seat vacated by a Republican who resigned. Trump, by his tweet, seemed to confirm that politics was the whole purpose:

  • Immigration
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In a series of tweets Thursday morning, President Trump undercut a deal by Republican lawmakers to keep the government open past Friday and contradicted his chief of staff’s comments that Trump had “evolved” on his promised border wall.

  • On the media
  • Insults

President Trump announced the recipients of his "Fake News Awards" Wednesday night.

Trump tweeted a link to the winners list, which was hosted on GOP.com. The web page promptly went offline.

The “award” recipients included a mix of reporters for the New York Times, ABC News and the Washington Post, as well as reports published by CNN, Time, Newsweek and the New York Times. The winners list also included one topic: “Russia Collusion,” which the list called “perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people.”

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