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President Trump tweeted his thanks to Fox News' "Fox & Friends" and commended the program's "great reporting."

It wasn't immediately clear exactly what the president was referencing.

A good portion of Friday morning's episode was devoted to former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

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  • His schedule
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President Trump on Friday shared three videos highlighting appearances he made earlier in the week.

Trump spoke Thursday morning to the Faith and Freedom Coalition at a Washington hotel. His remarks overlapped with former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Trump sounded a defiant note during his speech but did not directly mention Comey, or the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 campaign.

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  • Insults
  • James Comey

After an uncharacteristically long silence that saw his Twitter account go dark for more than 45 hours, President Trump returned to social media to comment on former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Comey told Congress on Thursday that he believed Trump fired him to impede the FBI’s Russia investigation, and that he decided to write memos for the FBI after his meetings and phone calls with Trump because he didn't trust the president to tell the truth.

Comey also said that he deliberately asked a friend to tell reporters about the memos in the hopes that the news would trigger the appointment of a special counsel, which it did.

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  • The economy
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President Trump congratulated House Republicans for voting Thursday to repeal many of the stricter regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, taking the first step in a long-held Republican desire to roll back landmark rules they complain are hurting banks, restricting consumer credit and slowing economic growth.

In his tweet, Trump named Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who crafted the legislation that would dismantle many of the Dodd-Frank regulatory reforms enacted in 2010. The Texas Republican is chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee and a pivotal player in the GOP effort to reduce financial regulation in the Trump era. 

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President Trump attends an infrastructure summit with U.S. governors and mayors at the White House on Thursday.
President Trump attends an infrastructure summit with U.S. governors and mayors at the White House on Thursday. (Eric Thayer / Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

Nothing. It was just the third day since his inauguration that his Twitter account showed no activity.

Trump's uncharacteristic silence came as former FBI Director James B. Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee for an explosive hearing in which he said he believed Trump fired him to impede the FBI’s Russia investigation.

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President Trump announced Wednesday that he would pick Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official who also has represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to lead the FBI.

The announcement on Twitter, which caught many in Washington off guard, appeared to be an effort to seize attention ahead of what is expected to be blockbuster congressional testimony from former FBI Director James Comey, who is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

  • Healthcare
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  • Domestic policy

President Trump promoted his upcoming visit to Cincinnati, where he was slated to discuss healthcare and his infrastructure plan.

The president was expected to meet first with people described by the White House as "victims" of the Obama-era health law that Trump and congressional Republicans want to repeal.

Trump has been highlighting increasing premiums and insurance company pull-outs from the law's exchanges as he pushes a GOP replacement plan.

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In its effort to regain control of its message, the White House has curtailed press briefings, redirected questions on the Russia investigation to an outside lawyer and planned a major infrastructure policy rollout for this week.

But as long as President Trump has a smartphone, no White House strategy is safe.

Trump insisted on Tuesday that his phone is a direct link to the American people, and criticism by the "mainstream" media is an attempt to stifle his message.

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  • Foreign policy
  • Terrorism

President Trump on Tuesday appeared to be taking credit for spurring Saudi Arabia and four other Arab nations to break off diplomatic and economic ties with neighboring Qatar – a development that creates complications for U.S. policy.

Trump suggested that during his visit to Riyadh, the Saudi capital, last month, when King Salman lavished praise and hospitality on him, many of the Gulf Arab nations in attendance pointed to Qatar as a main financier of terrorism.

Qatar has long been one of the United States' closest Persian Gulf allies, and is host to the massive army and Air Force bases that form the bedrock of U.S. military action in that part of the Middle East.

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President Trump took to Twitter to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces launched invasions that would liberate France from the Nazis, turn the tide of the war and, over the course of months, leave more than 425,000 men dead, wounded or missing.