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Democrats are gathering in Atlanta this week to choose their new national party chair. With the ballots going out, Trump weighs in on the leading contender with a self-referential tweet.

Ellison, who represents Minneapolis and some of its suburbs, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week" in July 2015 that Trump had momentum and could make it all the way to the White House.

"Anyone who is terrified of the possibility of President Trump, better vote, better get active, better get involved," Ellison said. "Because this man has got some momentum and we better get ready for the fact that he might be leading the Republican ticket."

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Outside President Trump's Florida resort, protesters against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects outnumbered Trump supporters, according to the Palm Beach Post

The news that dominated headlines on this day was about North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile.

Earlier, Trump praised an advisor for appearances on Sunday morning news shows.

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President Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor, replacing Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign last week.

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It wasn’t the first time Trump has tweeted about a company (see: Boeing, Carrier and U.S. automakers) but ethics experts said the public comments about his daughter’s business raise conflict-of-interest concerns and even carry an implicit threat. 

The tweet from his personal account was also retweeted by the official @POTUS account.

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President Trump’s mysterious reference to a frightening security episode in Sweden prompted a deluge of online ridicule —  and an official request for an explanation Sunday from a Nordic country that prides itself on tranquility.

Swedish authorities reported no terror-related incident or other episode involving large-scale violence at the time Trump made his remarks. 

The Twitter hashtags #lastnightinsweden and #swedenincident blew up online, yielding posts including an image of a cozy farmhouse set in an idyllic-looking snowscape, an array of riffs on complicated IKEA furniture-assembly instructions and an assortment of tweets pretending to darkly implicate Sweden’s perhaps best-known export, the ’70s pop sensation ABBA.

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President Trump took aim at an agreement made the year before by former President Obama for the United States to take in some 1,250 refugees, whom Australia refuses to accept, from offshore detention centers.

Some labeled the tweet political humiliation: It came after a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in which, according to a report from the Washington Post, Trump accused Australia of trying to export the "next Boston bombers" to the U.S. before abruptly hanging up.

Trump later refuted the report, and Turnbull told Australian media that the conversation “ended courteously.”

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At a Saturday campaign-style rally in Florida just four weeks into his presidency, President Trump made an odd statement in reference to countries that accepted Syrian refugees.

"We've got to keep our country safe," Trump told the crowd. "You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this?"

There wasn't much happening in Sweden, though. The statement recalled advisor Kellyanne Conway's reference to a nonexistent "Bowling Green massacre." And on Twitter, Ikea jokes ensued.

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President Trump's joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was notable for Trump's move away from longstanding U.S. policy: support for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians.

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At the campaign-style rally in Florida, Trump continues his attack on the media, declaring before thousands of cheering supporters that “fake news” is undermining his nascent administration’s accomplishments.

Though the administration has faced setbacks, including the resignation of Trump’s national security advisor amid a deepening controversy over Russian interference in U.S. government, approval ratings that are historically low for a new president and the courts’ stalling of the temporary ban on travel to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim nations, Trump paints a far different picture.

He says the White House is running “so smoothly” and that “a great spirit of optimism” is sweeping the country, citing recent stock market highs as his chief evidence.