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In the latest instance of President Trump seeming to revel in the notion of physical attacks against perceived enemies, the president retweeted an animated GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that then knocks down his onetime rival Hillary Clinton.

Critics swiftly responded. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), appearing on ABC’s “This Week, said: “It’s distressing to have a president that frankly will tweet and retweet things as juvenile as that.” 

The original tweet, from a user whose Twitter handle consists of an expletive, was sent last week and retweeted Sunday by the president, who is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf property. Here is what he retweeted:

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With tensions running high over North Korea, President Trump on Sunday mocked its mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un, referring to him as “Rocket Man.”

Trump, who is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf property, said on Twitter that he had spoken Saturday evening with South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, and that the two had discussed Pyongyang’s latest actions, including the firing of two missiles that overflew Japan and a test detonation of the North's most powerful nuclear device yet.

The White House was more circumspect in a readout of the call, saying that in their conversation, Trump and Moon had “committed to continuing to take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities.”

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For the second time in as many days, President Trump tweeted his endorsement of Michigan Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette for governor.

This time, Trump spelled the candidate's name correctly.

Trump tweeted the same endorsement Saturday evening, but misspelled Schuette as "Shuette."

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President Trump expressed optimism Saturday afternoon in a tweet, writing that "a great deal of good things" are happening, and that the U.S. stock market and jobs are "at all time highs."

Trump's tweet came the day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,500 for the first time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose Thursday to its third record-high close in a row.

As far as jobs numbers, the Labor Department said last week that the number of job openings posted by U.S. employers in July reached 6.2 million, the highest since the department began tracking the data in 2000.

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President Trump has endorsed Michigan Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette for governor.

Trump tweeted Saturday that Schuette, who launched a bid Tuesday to be Michigan's governor, would be "fantastic." Trump also wrote that he was bringing jobs back to the state, and pledged that Schuette would help.

Schuette has promised to be a "jobs governor" who would cut income taxes and high auto insurance premiums. He is best known for his investigation of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint. His probe led to criminal charges against 15 current and former government officials.

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President Trump announced plans to head to Alabama next week to back Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, who faces a runoff in the Republican primary to fill his seat.

Strange took over the seat this year when Jeff Sessions, the state’s longtime senator, resigned to become U.S. attorney general.

Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon that he would travel to Huntsville on Sept. 23 in support of Strange, whom Trump called "a great guy who gets things done!"

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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.

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President Trump again called for the elimination of the Senate filibuster on Friday, branding the rule "ridiculous" in an early-morning tweet.

Trump has tweeted several times about his desire to see the filibuster eliminated to make it easier to pass legislation with a simple majority.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has brushed off the president's calls, and most senators from both parties resist the idea.

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President Trump signed a proclamation Wednesday marking Sept. 15 as "National POW/MIA Recognition Day."

The honorary holiday is intended to commemorate American service members who are prisoners of war or missing in action.

Full text of the proclamation is here.

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President Trump called on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist" and "bigot."

ESPN said Thursday it had accepted the apology of its SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for her tweets about Trump on Monday. Hill said that she was sorry for causing her employer trouble.

ESPN has repeatedly said that Hill's comments don't reflect the view of the network.