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  • Immigration
  • Foreign policy
  • Politics and polls

In a series of tweets Thursday morning, President Trump undercut a deal by Republican lawmakers to keep the government open past Friday and contradicted his chief of staff’s comments that Trump had “evolved” on his promised border wall.

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  • On the media
  • Insults

President Trump announced the recipients of his "Fake News Awards" Wednesday night.

Trump tweeted a link to the winners list, which was hosted on GOP.com. The web page promptly went offline.

The “award” recipients included a mix of reporters for the New York Times, ABC News and the Washington Post, as well as reports published by CNN, Time, Newsweek and the New York Times. The winners list also included one topic: “Russia Collusion,” which the list called “perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people.”

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  • His schedule
  • Accolades

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Trump published the 1987 book of the same name.

The two shared a stage under the Capitol dome Wednesday as Dole, 94, accepted Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate.

Trump later praised Dole in a tweet, attaching to his message a video composed of clips from the ceremony:

  • Family matters
  • Fox News

President Trump promoted an appearance by his son, Eric Trump, on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

Eric Trump appeared on the morning talk show to defend his father against accusations that he is racist.

He also denounced the news media, echoing past comments by his father.

  • Immigration
  • Politics and polls
  • Terrorism

The Trump administration on Tuesday released a report attempting to link terrorism with migration, arguing that it was evidence of the need to dramatically reshape the nation’s immigration system.

The report, ordered by President Trump in an executive order last year, said that 75% of the 549 people convicted of terrorism charges since 9/11 were born outside the U.S. Administration officials called that a sign that the U.S. needs to scrap its policy of family preferences for visas, which they call “chain migration,” and a diversity visa lottery program.

But the report did not specify how many — if any — of the convicted terrorists entered the country through those means. It also did not detail how many of the convictions were related to attacks or plans in the U.S. versus overseas and how many involved people who went to fight overseas for the Islamic State or another terrorist group. Those details were not available, officials said.

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  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule
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President Trump said Tuesday that he and the president of Kazakhstan are united in a shared determination to prevent North Korea from "threatening the world with nuclear devastation."

Trump and President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed North Korea along with other issues during meetings at the White House.

Trump said Kazakhstan, once part of the Soviet Union, is a "valued partner in our efforts to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons."

  • His schedule

President Trump proclaimed Tuesday “religious freedom day.”

The date was chosen because it was the 232nd anniversary of the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, according to the text of the proclamation.

  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Russia
  • The economy
  • Politics and polls
  • Fox News

President Trump lashed out at the news media Tuesday morning in a tweet denouncing the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion among members of his campaign team.

It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what prompted the president’s tweet, but it appeared as though he was watching “Fox & Friends.”

A short time later, Trump tweeted a headline from a report that aired during that morning’s episode:

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  • Immigration
  • Insults
  • Domestic policy

President Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Richard J. Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting," Trump tweeted, using a nickname to needle the Illinois senator. "Deals can't get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military."

Trump was referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young people who came to the United States illegally as children. Members of Congress from both parties are trying to strike a deal that Trump would support to extend that protection.

  • Accolades
  • The economy
  • Obama
  • Fox News

President Trump thanked Fox News personality Stuart Varney after Varney praised Trump during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

In a pair of tweets early Sunday, Trump quoted from Varney's commentary, in which he argued that Trump deserves more credit for the booming economy.

The pundit, who also hosts a show on Fox Business Network, cited moves by some corporations to raise workers’ minimum wage or pay out one-time bonuses in response to the GOP tax cuts.