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President Trump denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means — and insisting the United States needs a southern border wall and the travel ban tied up in courts.

"Need the WALL, need the BAN!" Trump tweeted Friday before calling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi. "God bless the people of Egypt."

Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before his attention turned to the attack in Egypt, where at least 235 people were killed when Islamic militants attacked a crowded mosque during prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and spraying worshippers with gunfire.

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He's not letting it go.

President Trump continued to rail against football players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.

In a Black Friday tweet, he also accused NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of having "lost control" of what Trump called a "hemorrhaging league" where "Players are the boss!"

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President Trump on Thursday used a gratitude message to American troops overseas to take credit for a “win” in Afghanistan and to “give thanks to God” for freedom.

The unusual Thanksgiving message was delivered by Trump from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida over an internet connection to military men and women stationed near Kabul.

“I have to say just directly to the folks in Afghanistan: Everybody’s talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up,” Trump said, according to pool reports.

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Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously search area after officials said Wednesday that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location.

The Argentine navy spokesman, Capt. Enrique Balbi, said the "hydro-acoustic anomaly" was determined by the United States and specialist agencies to have been produced Nov. 15, just hours after the final contact with the submarine San Juan and could have come from the sub.

President Trump went on Twitter to offer his good wishes to Argentina, though he inflated the number of missing sailors by one.

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President Trump spoke out Wednesday against the idea of keeping NFL players in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem as a response to some players refusing to stand to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

"That's almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart?" Trump wrote in an early-morning tweet. "This issue is killing your league!"

Trump was spending the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he stressed he'll be "having meetings and working the phones" and not just vacationing.

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The White House says President Trump has been briefed on the Navy aircraft mishap in the Pacific Ocean.

Trump tweeted: 

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters provided no additional details or comment on the incident.

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Early Wednesday morning, President Trump called LaVar Ball an “ungrateful fool” on Twitter, continuing the pair’s public spat after Ball’s son LiAngelo was detained in China along with two other UCLA players on suspicion of shoplifting.

Ball has refused to give Trump credit for helping secure the players’ return to the U.S., even suggesting that Ball himself helped secure his son’s release — which apparently infuriated the president.

Trump had previously vented his frustration with Ball on Sunday, tweeting of the UCLA players, “I should have left them in jail!”

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President Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster.

In a brief and humorous White House ceremony, Trump extended the annual presidential tradition of pardoning turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, an act of leniency that prolongs the lives of Minnesota-bred gobblers Wishbone and Drumstick, with the latter receiving the formal reprieve.

Trump said that he and the first lady have welcomed many special visitors to the White House, including world leaders, Congress members "and, along the way, a few very strange birds. But we have yet to receive any visitors quite like our magnificent guest of honor today, Drumstick."

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President Trump quoted Fox News' morning talk show in a tweet touting the strength of the economy early Monday.

"Analysts predict economic boom for 2018!" Trump wrote. That was also the text that flashed onscreen during a Monday morning "Fox & Friends" segment featuring pundit Stuart Varney.

Trump included the Twitter handles of Varney and "Fox & Friends" in his message.

Marshawn Lynch stood during the national anthem on Sunday for the first time all year. Only it wasn’t the U.S. national anthem.

The Oakland Raiders running back has taken a seat for “The Star-Spangled Banner” ever since coming out of retirement this season and has not given a reason why. He continued the practice this week before the Raiders’ game against the New England Patriots in Mexico City.

Then the Mexican national anthem played — and Lynch rose to his feet.