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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 honored the nation's Air Force on Friday, warning foes and international terrorist groups that the U.S. military would respond to any threats.
"America and our allies will never be intimidated," Trump told military personnel at Joint Base Andrews, where he appeared to mark the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. "We will defend our people, our nations and our civilization from all who dare to threaten our way of life."
The president and First Lady Melania Trump met with military families and watched an air show demonstration at the base that serves as the home of Air Force One.
Speaking in a hangar that housed a B-2 stealth bomber, an F-35 and an F-22 fighter jet, Trump outlined his efforts to bolster military spending and reiterated his call for repealing the "defense sequester," or across-the-board budget cuts instituted by Congress.
The president said he was "honored to join you on this really, really historic occasion, the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force. The greatest air force on the face of this Earth. By far."
The Trumps visited the base ahead of a trip to the president's New Jersey golf club for the weekend and next week's United Nations General Assembly in New York.