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 lashed out at Democrats on Friday in a tweet expressing incredulity that members of the party "are fighting so hard for Sanctuary crime."
The president appeared to refer to the ongoing battle between his administration and so-called sanctuary cities, where police and elected officials have refused to fully cooperate in enforcing federal immigration laws.
The Trump administration has sought to withhold some federal grants from local governments if they do not give immigration agents access to local jails and give advance notice when immigrants who are in the country illegally are about to be released from custody.
Both Trump and Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions have linked sanctuary policies to rising crime.
But studies have suggested that immigrants tend to commit crimes at lower rates than other people, and that counties with sanctuary policies in place have significantly lower crime rates than those that do not.
Trump's tweet came the day after the Justice Department gave four cities – Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans – a "last chance" deadline of Oct. 27 to show that they are complying with federal immigration enforcement before possibly losing grants.
It's unclear how the warning may affect ongoing legal battles.
A Chicago federal judge last month imposed a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration from tying the grants to the compliance conditions. The Justice Department appealed, arguing that the injunction shouldn't apply nationally but only to Chicago.
On Friday, a judge denied the Justice Department's request to lift the freeze on the Trump administration policy.