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 touted a pair of reports on gains made by his administration against Islamic State and Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Trump quoted from a Washington Examiner report on the amount of territory lost by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria since he took office, which the conservative outlet compared favorably with the amount of territory lost under President Obama:
Trump also shared via Twitter a Daily Signal report on his Dec. 15 remarks at the FBI Academy graduation ceremony, where he said that there has been an 83% increase in arrests of MS-13 members during his presidency:
As 2017 winds down, Trump has increasingly sought to highlight his accomplishments during his first year in office.
Those include a series of victories in the U.S. military campaign against Islamic State, as well as a crackdown on illegal immigration, which Trump has blamed for fostering the growth of MS-13. The president has repeatedly cited the primarily Salvadoran gang, which started in Los Angeles in the 1980s, as an example of the dangers of lax immigration enforcement.