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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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In wake of special election loss, Trump claims that his endorsement helped Sen. Strange

President Trump credited his endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange for the U.S. Senate in Alabama with having boosted Strange's standing in the polls by "MANY points."

Trump's tweet Saturday came days after Strange's opponent, former state Chief Justice Roy Moore, won the Republican nomination for the seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions when he became attorney general.

Trump endorsed Strange several times on Twitter in the weeks leading up to the race, and he traveled on Sept. 22 to Huntsville, Ala., to campaign with Strange.

But despite Trump's tweet, his backing appeared to have little effect in the eyes of voters: Polls conducted before and after the president's visit indicated that Moore's lead had increased slightly or remained about the same, according to the Huntsville Times.

After the zealously conservative Moore bested Strange in Tuesday's election, Trump deleted many of the tweets in which he touted his support for "Big Luther."

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