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 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.
On Thursday, he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal drafted by six senators.
During a closed-door meeting to discuss the proposal, Trump reportedly questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa.
The comments revived charges that Trump is racist and roiled the already tenuous immigration talks.
The senators had been working for months on how to balance protections for young immigrants with Trump's demands for border security, an end to a visa lottery aimed at increasing immigrant diversity, and limits to immigrants' ability to sponsor family members to join them in America.
Early Saturday, he tweeted:
The slogan, which Trump started using in the later months of his presidential campaign, despite requests from the Anti-Defamation League that he drop it, has an anti-Semitic and isolationist history going back to the years before the U.S. entry into World War II.
Trump also sought Saturday to draw attention to the U.S. economy, highlighting an announcement by Fiat Chrysler that it will move production of heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to Michigan in response to the passage of the GOP tax cuts.
Trump predicted that other companies will follow suit, tweeting: “American business is hot again!”
One of the six senators who crafted the bipartisan immigration deal, Democrat Michael Bennet of Colorado, said Saturday that the proposal “has everything the president asked for on the border.” He said if Trump can't support it, “it's difficult to see how we could get him to agree to anything that could pass in Congress.”
It was unclear now how a deal might emerge, though both sides insist the clock is ticking. Failure could affect government operations.
Lawmakers have until Friday to approve a short-term government spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through. Some Democrats have threatened to withhold support unless an immigration pact is forged.