Politics

His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public.

We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.

Trump is 'working hard' on healthcare — but is it hardly working?

Despite President Trump’s personal appeals to lawmakers, the fate of the Republican healthcare bill remained uncertain, as the fraught relationship between the president and congressional Republicans faces what could be a defining test.

“Honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks,” Trump warned lawmakers, bluntly telling fellow Republicans that failure to pass the bill to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act could cost the GOP its majorities in the House and Senate.

Domestic policy

Trump signs NASA's budget bill for 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump signed S.442 -- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act for the 2017 fiscal year.  

The bill funds NASA's space exploration and operations, aeronautics, safety, security and mission services, education and the salary for the agency's inspector general, among others. 

The budget shifts money around in ways that reflect Trump’s stated intentions to have the agency focus less on monitoring Earth’s vital functions and more on space exploration.

These shifts worried Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank), whose district includes Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge.

“It seems to be more of the continuing assault on climate science, and that’s deeply concerning,” Schiff said.

Trump heads to Capitol Hill to push for the GOP healthcare bill

Despite President Trump’s personal appeals to lawmakers, the fate of the Republican healthcare bill remained uncertain Tuesday, as the fraught relationship between the president and congressional Republicans faces what could be a defining test.

The morning strategy session at the Capitol was the first time in his two months as president that Trump met with almost the full House Republican Conference that was elected with him in November. The membership reflects the disparate coalition of Republicans who aligned to make him their standard-bearer last year.

The question for the party now is whether that ideologically diverse group can govern.

Daily summary

Trump's day in tweets: Monday, March 20

 (Mark Lyons / European Pressphoto Agency)
(Mark Lyons / European Pressphoto Agency)

President Trump tweeted about:

  • His dismissal of alleged links between his campaign and Russian officials as "fake news" advanced by Democrats. 
  • His opinion that the "real story" deserving of investigation is the leaking of classified information.
  • A House Intelligence Committee hearing about allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election, on which Trump provided running commentary from his @POTUS account.
  • A poll, which he incorrectly attributed to CNN, that put his approval rating at 37%.
  • His assertion that Hillary Clinton's campaign had contact with Russians.
  • His son, Eric, who is expecting a child.
  • A campaign-style rally in Louisville.

President Trump did not tweet about:

  • House Republicans' scramble to make a series of last-minute changes to the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill ahead of Thursday's House vote.
  • Fox News' decision to bench senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano over his unverified claims that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower at the behest of former President Obama.
  • The revelation that his daughter Ivanka is working out of a West Wing office and will receive a security clearance to access classified information.
  • A Reuters report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April NATO meeting but will visit Russia later in the month.
AccoladesHis schedule

Trump thanks supporters while traveling to Louisville rally

President Trump thanked supporters ahead of a rally scheduled for Monday night in Louisville, Ky., where he was to appear alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

Trump was resuming his campaign-style events at the start of a consequential week for his young presidency. Confirmation hearings for his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, opened Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The House was expected to vote Thursday on the GOP-backed healthcare bill.

Trump's Louisville rally, his third since his inauguration, followed a daylong congressional hearing in which FBI Director James B. Comey acknowledged for the first time that the agency was investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials seeking to influence the 2016 campaign.

The president later shared a highlight reel of the event.

Russia

Trump tweets during Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian meddling

FBI Director James B. Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that the FBI is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian authorities during the 2016 election campaign.

Comey said the investigation was examining whether "there was any coordination" between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Comey suggested that the case was not a criminal investigation but was being conducted as part of FBI's "counterintelligence mission," aimed at preventing Russia intelligence operations against the U.S.

"I can promise you we will follow the facts wherever they lead," he said.

Trump took to Twitter to respond during the hearing. 

Russia

Trump says Democrats 'made up' claims Russia was involved with the election

President Trump's comments come ahead of FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday morning.

Comey has come under growing pressure from lawmakers to say publicly whether the FBI conducted wiretapping or other secret surveillance of Trump or his associates before or after the 2016 election as part of a criminal inquiry or a counterintelligence investigation.

Daily summary

Trump's day in tweets: Sunday, March 19

President Trump with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and the crew of Air Force One. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)
President Trump with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and the crew of Air Force One. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

Trump did not tweet about:

  • An impending House committee hearing on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, during which FBI Director James B. Comey is expected to publicly address Trump's unproven claim that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones.
Domestic policyHis schedule

Trump plugs his weekly address

President Trump shared a link to his weekly address.

The speech touched on former President Andrew Jackson, World War II-era icon Rosie the Riveter, American industry and job creation.

Daily summary

Trump's day in tweets: Saturday, March 18

President Trump's motorcade drives in West Palm Beach, Fla., toward the Trump International Golf Club on Saturday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)
President Trump's motorcade drives in West Palm Beach, Fla., toward the Trump International Golf Club on Saturday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

  • His meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which he called "great" before castigating Germany and claiming the country owes the U.S. money for NATO defense.

Trump did not tweet about:

  • His administration's request that a Hawaii federal court revise its ruling halting his latest travel ban.
  • China's dismissal of U.S. efforts to adopt a stronger stance toward North Korea.
  • His administration's reported rejection of anti-protectionist language in a statement by finance chiefs of the world's most important economies after a summit meeting in Germany.
  • Reports that he's chosen the husband of advisor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Foreign policyInsultsOn the media

Trump says Merkel meeting was 'great,' but Germany owes money for NATO defense

President Trump on Saturday followed up what he called a "great" meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by blasting her country for what he said were unpaid bills for NATO defense.

Trump reiterated a point he made at his joint news conference Friday with Merkel that many NATO nations owe money to the alliance and the U.S. because they haven't paid their fair share.

This time, he chastised Germany for not paying enough "for the powerful, and very expensive, defense" NATO and the U.S. provide.

Daily summary

Trump's day in tweets: Friday, March 17

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump step off Air Force One after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., on March 17. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump step off Air Force One after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., on March 17. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  • A St. Patrick's Day greeting
  • North Korea, which he said is "behaving badly"
  • A New York Times report on a rise in small-business confidence
  • A meeting with conservative House Republicans to discuss the GOP's healthcare bill

Trump did not tweet about:

  • His administration's filing of a notice in a Maryland federal district court that it would appeal the court's decision halting his revised travel ban
  • His news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during which he doubled down on his unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama wiretapped his phones
  • A diplomatic flap with Britain sparked by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's repeating of a Fox News commentator's allegation that Obama used British spies to snoop on Trump
  • The U.S. Department of Justice's court filing arguing that Trump should be able to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • A ProPublica report that former U.S. Atty. Preet Bharara, who said he was fired last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price
  • Recently released documents showing that his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, was paid more than $67,000 by Russian companies before the election
AccoladesHealthcareHis schedule

Trump applauds meeting with conservative House Republicans on healthcare

President Trump met with the conservative Republican Study Committee and told members he was "1,000%" behind the GOP's Obamacare repeal as they incorporate new Medicaid changes ahead of next week's vote.

At the meeting, Trump endorsed committee members' ideas to change the Medicaid provision by allowing states to take federal funds as a lump-sum block grant and impose a work requirement for patients receiving care.

"He said he was 1,000% behind us," said Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), who was among those attending. He noted that in public remarks to the media afterward, Trump said he was 100% behind the bill.

Domestic policyOn the media

Trump, without comment, tweets a New York Times story

President Trump has made "the failing New York Times" one of his signature catchphrases. But he seemed to think the newspaper got something right with a story on how small business owners are reacting to his policies. Trump tweeted the piece, which published five days earlier, without comment.

Foreign policyInsults

Trump complains: 'North Korea is behaving very badly'

Shortly after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that the "policy of strategic patience has ended" in U.S. dealings with North Korea, President Trump tweeted his own take on Kim Jong Un's regime.

Tillerson, who is traveling in Asia, made his remarks Friday in South Korea. 

“Certainly we do not want for things to get to a military conflict,” Tillerson told reporters there. “We’ve been quite clear on that in our communications. But obviously if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces, then that will be met with an appropriate response."

Accolades

Trump's St. Patrick's Day wishes

President Trump wished his "friends" a happy St. Patrick's Day, using the Irish Gaelic term for the holiday, though his translation contained a misspelling, according to the International Business Times.

Trump's tweet came a day after he welcomed Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to Washington for a series of events celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

Daily summary

Trump's day in tweets: Thursday, March 16

President Trump with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
President Trump with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

Trump did not tweet about:

  • A joint statement issued by leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee saying they've seen no evidence to support his claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones.
  • A Maryland federal judge's ruling against part of his revised travel ban, in which the judge quoted Trump’s campaign vows to suspend Muslim immigration as evidence that the ban's primary purpose was not national security.
  • The decision of Mexico-based Cemex, one of the world’s largest suppliers of building materials, to not participate in the construction of his border wall.
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