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  • Foreign policy
  • North Korea

President Trump appeared to hint at the possibility of U.S. military action against North Korea on Saturday in tweets.

Trump wrote that presidential administrations have been attempting to negotiate with the isolated nation "for 25 years" but have failed despite "massive amounts of money paid."

"Sorry, but only one thing will work!" Trump concluded.

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  • Healthcare
  • His schedule
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

With Republicans having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, at least for now, President Trump on Saturday confirmed he'd once again opened the door to a deal with Democrats. They remain wary, at best.

“I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill,” Trump tweeted on Saturday morning, speaking of the Senate Democratic leader and fellow New Yorker. “ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!”

The president's message, just before he headed for his Virginia golf club, reflected his continued frustration with his own party’s failures to keep its 7-year-old vow to repeal President Obama's signature domestic achievement. He has flirted with a deal with Democrats before, only to return to Republicans' position that the law has to be scrapped.

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  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Politics and polls

In the latest salvo in his ongoing war with the entertainment industry, President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to slam late-night talk show hosts in a pair of tweets for what he called their “unfunny & repetitive material,” complaining that they are “always anti-Trump” and accusing them of “dealing with the Democrats.”

To counterbalance what he sees as “one-sided coverage,” Trump – whose administration has faced a continuous barrage of barbed jokes from the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers on their shows and on social media – raised the question of whether he and other Republicans should be given equal time by the networks.

Trump seemed to be responding to a segment on the Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends” about how many late-night hosts “have taken a hard turn to the left.”

  • Immigration
  • Politics and polls

President Trump has endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie for governor of Virginia.

Gillespie, who served as an advisor to President George W. Bush, is facing Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in November in one of only two off-year gubernatorial contests.

In a tweet Thursday night, Trump accused Northam of "fighting for violent MS-13 killer gangs" and so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts.

  • His schedule
  • Accolades

President Trump praised those dealing with the aftermath of a shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead.

Trump's tweet came the day after he visited Vegas to meet with victims of Sunday's shooting, as well as law enforcement and medical personnel who assisted the dying and injured.

Minutes later, the president thanked a supporter who had tweeted that Trump and his team were "faithfully and diligently MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

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  • Accolades
  • The economy

Yet another gain for stocks on Thursday sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index higher for an eighth straight day, its longest winning streak since July 2013.

President Trump celebrated the development Thursday in a tweet.

Thursday's gain marked the latest step higher for a market that's methodically climbed to record after record for much of this year as both the economy and corporate profits have improved.

  • On the media
  • His cabinet
  • Insults

The Trump administration sought Thursday to move past the brouhaha over Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's reported insult of his boss, making clear that President Trump alone sets the nation's agenda that his advisors must execute.

A day after the duo's sometimes difficult relationship burst into public view, the president joined his top diplomat in disputing a report that Tillerson had considered abandoning Trump's Cabinet earlier this year. Tillerson "never threatened to resign," Trump tweeted, labeling NBC News' account as "fake news." 

The former Exxon Mobil CEO previously rejected the claim on Wednesday.

  • On the media
  • His schedule
  • Insults
  • Accolades

President Trump hailed his Tuesday visit to Puerto Rico, where he surveyed the recovery effort from a Category 4 storm that raked the island.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that some of the news coverage of his visit was "fake," but that "most showed great warmth and friendship."

Some residents of the territory welcomed Trump’s visit as a sign that more aid was on the way, but were disturbed by earlier comments seen as disparaging of Puerto Ricans and their local leaders.

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  • His schedule
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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.”

President Trump took aim at the "fake news" media Wednesday morning in a string of tweets.

That came amid persistent reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson planned to resign over foreign policy differences with Trump.

Trump appeared to take particular issue with an NBC News report that also claimed that Tillerson had called Trump a “moron” at a Pentagon meeting this summer, and that Vice President Mike Pence had to persuade Tillerson not to quit after Trump delivered a partisan political speech to the Boy Scouts Jamboree in July.