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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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Trump says tax reform is moving along ahead of schedule

President Trump's tax plan has taken a backseat in recent weeks, overshadowed by a string of high-profile developments stemming from the FBI's Russia investigation and Trump's subsequent firing of FBI Director James B. Comey.

As the president returned home from his inaugural trip abroad, which also generated many headlines, he tried to bring the focus back to his domestic proposals.

In a tweet, Trump touted his tax reform plan and said it was progressing ahead of schedule.

Trump's plan was unveiled in April in the form of a broad outline that did not include many details.

It would slash business taxes and enact a tax reform of historic proportions. Administration officials say they will rely largely on economic growth to make up for the trillions of dollars of lost tax revenue.

But hardly any economist or tax policy analyst outside the administration thinks that the core business piece of the plan — a reduction in the corporate income tax rate to 15% from the current 35% — will generate anywhere near the growth, job creation and investment needed to pay for itself.

That economic reality makes it highly unlikely that Trump will be able to get his tax proposal in its current form through Congress, even with support from his fellow Republicans. And it exposes some inherently contradictory elements in the president’s approach.

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