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 capped 2017 on Sunday with a New Year’s Eve message addressed to his “friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media.”
In a tweet, Trump extended wishes for a happy and healthy holiday, writing: “2018 will be a great year for America!”
Earlier Sunday, Trump tweeted a video self-tribute touching on what he sees as the high points of his achievements and rhetoric from his first year in office. He gave a plug to American exceptionalism, too.
In the video running 3½ minutes, scenes of Trump with military personnel, Border Patrol agents and other world leaders are set to a stirring soundtrack as he declares of his country: “We gave birth to the modern world, and we will shape tomorrow's world with the strength and skill of American hands.”
Trump cited his success in placing a new justice on the Supreme Court, his efforts to cut regulations and his big win on overhauling taxes, which he falsely described as the “largest tax cut in the history of our country.”
The president sounded a similar note earlier in the morning on Twitter. He suggested that he deserves credit for the stock market’s record-setting run, writing that had Democrat Hillary Clinton been elected president, “stocks would be down 50%”:
Trump also appeared preoccupied by next year’s midterm elections. Some analysts are predicting that his widespread unpopularity will drive big Democratic gains, threatening the Republican majority in Congress.
Trump warned voters against choosing Democrats to fill congressional seats, tweeting that “their policies will totally kill the great wealth created” since he’s taken office.
The president is spending the holidays in Palm Beach, Fla., where his Mar-a-Lago club hosts an annual New Year’s Eve bash. At the event last year, hundreds of guests gathered in the club’s grand ballroom, including action star Sylvester Stallone and romance novel model Fabio.
Tickets for this year’s event cost $600 for club members and $750 for guests, according to Politico, up from last year’s prices of $525 and $575, respectively.