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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
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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.

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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
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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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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.

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  • Immigration
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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.

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President Trump publicly contradicted a major policy position of his administration Thursday — the second time he did so in a week in which the White House has sought to beat back questions about his stability and grasp of policy details.

The incident provided a new and striking example of the contradiction between Trump’s dueling identities as an individual often guided by impulses, grievances and what he sees on television and Trump the president, responsible for taking a broader view of government and security issues.

The events began Thursday morning when Trump sent a tweet that rattled the national security community and Republican lawmakers, nearly derailing a vote in the House on one of the administration’s top national security priorities — renewing the National Security Agency’s broad authority to conduct surveillance of foreigners, without warrants, including those communicating with U.S. citizens:

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President Trump praised a plan by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to lift its minimum wage to $11 an hour for its U.S. workers and provide them with a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 due to expected gains from the new tax law.

Trump shared via Twitter a video clip of a Fox Business Network report on the announcement:

The nation’s largest retailer, with about 1.5 million U.S. employees and nearly $500 billion in global revenue, also said it would expand its workers’ maternity and parental leave benefits.

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President Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at giving Customs and Border Protection agents additional screening devices and other tools to stop the flow of illicit drugs.

Speaking at a surprise bill-signing ceremony while flanked by members of Congress from both parties in the Oval Office, Trump described the bill as a “significant step forward” in the fight against powerful opioids such as fentanyl, which he called “our new big scourge.”

He echoed that language Thursday in a tweet:

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Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda on Wednesday announced plans to build a mammoth, $1.6-billion joint-venture plant in Alabama that will eventually employ about 4,000 people.

President Trump lauded the news in a tweet:

Several states had competed for the project, which will be able to turn out 300,000 vehicles per year and produce the Toyota Corolla compact car for North America and a new small SUV from Mazda. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and company executives held a news conference to announce that the facility is coming to the Huntsville area not far from the Tennessee line.