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 again called for the elimination of the Senate filibuster on Friday, branding the rule "ridiculous" in an early-morning tweet.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has brushed off the president's calls, and most senators from both parties resist the idea.
Besides, top agenda items — healthcare and tax reform — can be accomplished under rules that require only 51 votes for passage.
Trump's tweet, which appeared to express frustration with Republicans' inability to accomplish many items on the president's agenda, came a week after he stunned all sides by agreeing with Democrats on a stopgap measure to fund the government, temporarily lift the nation’s borrowing limit and provide Hurricane Harvey aid.
–This post contains reporting from staff writer Lisa Mascaro