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.
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President Trump reinserted himself into the tax debate Monday with requests for additional legislative changes that congressional Republican leaders already have rejected because of their cost or a lack of party support.
That comes as the House pushes toward a vote on its bill this week. The Senate Finance Committee began considering its own legislation on Monday.
In a tweet, Trump suggested that the top individual tax rate be reduced to 35% from the 39.6% level in the House bill and 38.5% in the Senate bill. And Trump wants the legislation to repeal the mandate in the Affordable Care Act that all Americans have health insurance.
The bills are centered on a big reduction in the corporate tax rate and a change in individual tax brackets as well as the scrapping or scaling back of some popular deductions for individuals. There are key differences between the House and Senate bills that would have to be resolved.
Trump will travel to Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet with House Republicans ahead of the vote. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said he was confident GOP leaders had the votes for passage.
"I’m looking forward to bringing this bill to the House floor and getting it out of this chamber this week," Brady said.