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President Trump tweeted that British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed anger over intelligence leaks in the wake of last week’s deadly bombing in Manchester, England, including the release of the dead attacker’s name and detailed photos from the bomb scene that were published by the New York Times.

Several outlets cited unnamed U.S. officials as the source of the information including the bomber’s identity. The Times did not say how it obtained the photos.

Whether the photographs were provided by U.S. officials — who may have had access to shared intelligence through agreements with Britain — or came from some other source is not publicly known.

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In a Sunday tweet, President Trump said cascading leaks from within his administration were in fact “fabricated lies” by news organizations based on sources who don't exist. 

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Despite mixed reviews for his inaugural overseas venture, President Trump counted it a success in a Sunday morning tweet. 

Perhaps most profoundly, the trip underscored what “America first,” as Trump has branded his governing philosophy, looks like on the world stage.

He was praised by some for his outreach to Sunni Arab allies in the Persian Gulf, but continued his administration’s practice of making no public criticism of serious human rights violations.

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President Trump complained in a Sunday morning tweet that the special congressional election in Montana, called to fill the seat vacated when Ryan Zinke became his Interior secretary, "was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won." The "V was poorly covered," he said, referring to the Republican victory.

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Leaders of the Group of 7 nations and African countries invited to the two-day talks pose for a family photo at the G-7 summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily.
Leaders of the Group of 7 nations and African countries invited to the two-day talks pose for a family photo at the G-7 summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His meetings with leaders from the Group of 7 nations
  2. His claim that countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have agreed to "step up payments considerably"
  3. His vow to next week decide whether the United States will remain in the Paris climate change deal
  4. A portion of the G-7 statement pertaining to fair trade
  5. His eagerness to learn the outcome of investigations into the national security implications of aluminum and steel imports
  6. Economic gains he says were made during his visit to the Middle East 
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President Trump said he looked forward to the results of investigations into whether aluminum and steel imports are jeopardizing national security and promised to "take major action" if necessary.

Trump signed memoranda formally directing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to undertake the investigations in April.

At the time, Trump said that maintenance of the United States steel and aluminum industries was important to U.S. security interests because of the materials' use in infrastructure and defense applications.

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President Trump said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be stronger because member countries have agreed to increase payments "considerably."

NATO countries do not pay the United States or the alliance directly. They spend domestically on weapons or other defense-related needs.

Although many NATO countries have agreed to spend more on their military budgets, that is not a result of the NATO summit this past week at which Trump pressed them to do so.

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President Trump tweeted as he left Sicily for Washington, concluding his participation in the Group of 7 summit that capped his nine-day trip abroad.

During the summit, the G-7 leaders restored a vow to fight protectionism — the use of import taxes and skewed regulations that favor domestic producers over their foreign competitors.

The no-protectionism pledge had been a part of previous G-7 statements but was omitted after a meeting of the group's finance ministers' earlier this month in Bari, Italy. This time, the G-7 leaders reiterated a "commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism."

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Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the United States is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris deal that aims to slow down global warming.

The final G-7 statement, issued after two days of talks in the Sicilian seaside town of Taormina, said the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics."

As his inaugural trip abroad came to a close, President Trump tweeted that he was bringing back from the Middle East "hundreds of billions of dollars" and said they'd translate into jobs.

Echoing a sentiment he tweeted the day before, the president appeared to reference a multibillion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia that the White House said would produce American jobs.

The deal, parts of which were set into motion under the Obama administration, was part of a 10-year package of agreements collectively valued at more than $350 billion, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.