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 and the first lady visited victims and first responders Wednesday in Las Vegas, where a gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival on Sunday.
During the visit, Trump praised those who rushed into action during the massacre, and he told family members of the victims, “You are not alone. We will never leave your side.”
“We know that your sorrow feels endless,” he said. “We stand beside you to help carry your pain.”
Praising the work of police and other first responders, the president said: “Words cannot describe the bravery the whole world witnessed on Sunday night. Americans defied death and hatred with love and with courage. When the worst of humanity strikes, and strike it did, the best of humanity responds. Americans dashed into a hail of bullets to rescue total strangers.”
The remarks came at a news conference where Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were flanked by local law enforcement officials and dignitaries, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.
“We’re hurt. We’re hurt badly. But we’re not broken,” Sandoval said at the televised news conference. “The future’s going to come one day at a time. We must be glad. We must be good. We must be brave. And we must have faith.”
In an earlier public appearance at a hospital that had treated more than 100 victims from Sunday’s attack, Trump characterized the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, as a “very sick man; he was a very demented person.”