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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.

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President Trump wished a happy birthday to the U.S. Navy on Friday in a tweet.

The Continental Navy, which later became the U.S. Navy, was established Oct. 13, 1775, according to the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Trump also released a statement Friday in which he commended the "courage, selfless service and unmatched professionalism" of America's sailors.

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President Trump on Friday backtracked from his threat a day earlier to limit federal assistance to Puerto Rico, saying that the United States would help all states and territories beset by recent natural disasters.

“We’ll be there,” Trump told Christian conservatives at an annual gathering known as the Values Voter Summit. 

The president also began Friday with a new tweet that, while alluding to his previous arguments that Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was bad before, closed with a more magnanimous point: 

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The Halloween decorations are just going up, and Thanksgiving is more than a month away. But President Trump is getting an early jump on Christmas — the Christmas culture war, that is.

"We're getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don't talk about anymore," he told an enthusiastic crowd of Christian conservatives Friday. "They don't use the word 'Christmas' because it's not politically correct." 

"Well, guess what?" he continued. "We’re saying 'Merry Christmas' again!"

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President Trump continued to tout his tax plan Thursday in tweets.

The president first highlighted the topic in a tweet promoting a segment that aired early Thursday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." The segment apparently included clips of the president's tax reform speech in Pennsylvania the day before, as well as from his interview with Sean Hannity that aired on Fox that evening.

Later in the afternoon, Trump tweeted a video compilation of clips from the speech he delivered Wednesday in Harrisburg, Pa.

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President Trump lashed out at NBC News again on Thursday in a tweet slamming the network as "dishonest and disgusting."

That came the day after Trump, who has threatened press freedoms before, suggested that NBC might lose its broadcast licenses following its news reports detailing his behavior in a negative light. 

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President Trump wished the public a happy National Farmers Day on Thursday in a tweet.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also marked the holiday with tweets branded #ThankAFarmer.

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President Trump drew a sharp and dismayed backlash Thursday from Democratic lawmakers, activists and many Puerto Ricans with his threat to limit federal and military help in the hurricane-battered U.S. territory, where aid workers are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria raked the island, some 85% of residents remain without power, with nearly half of its 3.4-million population lacking running water.

Food and basic supplies remain scarce in the mountainous interior, waterborne diseases pose a growing threat and many hospitals are in dire circumstances. Deaths attributed to the storm stand at 45, but the number is expected to rise.

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  • Healthcare
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President Trump moved Thursday to scale back rules on health insurance across the country in the administration’s most ambitious effort to date to use its regulatory powers to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

The controversial new executive order Trump issued aims to open the way for a greater number of relatively cheap health plans that could offer skimpier coverage than allowed under the healthcare law, often called Obamacare.

The move will “provide millions of Americans with Obamacare relief,” Trump said as he formally released the order at the White House. The changes will “increase competition, increase choice and increase access to lower-priced, high-quality healthcare options.”

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President Trump announced Wednesday that the federal government will send $1 million to Las Vegas to help pay law enforcement costs related to the Oct. 1 mass shooting.

Trump tweeted that the grant will help pay for overtime logged by law enforcement officers after a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds more.

The Justice Department said the grant will come from emergency response funds within the Bureau of Justice Assistance.