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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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Trump applauds police response to Las Vegas shooting

President Trump praised police in Las Vegas two days after a mass shooting killed at least 58 people.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump called a "miracle" the speed with which officers were able to find the shooter, who fired into a crowd of 22,000 people from a perch high above the fairgrounds where a music festival was held.

From the first reports of gunshots at 10:08 p.m. Sunday, it would be 72 chaotic minutes before a SWAT team crept down a carpeted hallway on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and blew open the hotel room occupied by suspected gunman Stephen Paddock.

By then, the gunfire had long since ceased and Paddock was dead.

Although 72 minutes seem like an eternity during a shooting, officials and experts on Tuesday insisted that the delay before entering the gunman’s hotel room did not suggest a slow response.

This post contains reporting from Laura J. Nelson, Sarah Parvini and Richard Winton

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