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President Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to promote a book by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a staunch Trump supporter who has drawn controversy with his tough talk and provocative social media postings.

Trump tweeted that he "highly recommended" Clarke's memoir, "Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America."

The book includes a passage in which Clarke advocates treating terrorism suspects as "enemy combatants," allowing them to be detained indefinitely, questioned without an attorney and tried by military tribunals.

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Tropical Storm Harvey continued to drench southeastern Texas on Sunday, unleashing one of the worst disasters in the state's history.

As Houston was hit with catastrophic flooding, President Trump repeatedly tweeted praise for rescue workers and others trying to help those who were stranded by high waters.

The White House said Sunday that Trump would travel to Texas on Tuesday – although the president said earlier that his travel would be planned so as not to disrupt rescue efforts.

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President Trump is accusing Canada and Mexico of being "very difficult" at the negotiating table over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and threatening anew to terminate the deal.

Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that NAFTA is the "worst trade deal ever made."

The president said at a rally last week in Phoenix that he would "end up probably terminating" NAFTA "at some point."

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Hurricane Harvey, which came ashore on Texas' Gulf Coast on Friday night, is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley struck Florida in 2004.

It also poses the first major test of emergency response for the Trump administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new administrator, Brock Long, who was confirmed in June.

President Trump commended Long on Saturday morning, tweeting that he was "doing a great job" but also reminding him that the public was closely monitoring the agency's handling of the storm.

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President Trump issued an executive pardon Friday to Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Arizona sheriff who was a hero to the right and a national nemesis of Latinos, immigration advocates and civil rights groups.

Trump called Arpaio an "American patriot" in a tweet, writing, "He kept Arizona safe!"

Arpaio, 85, was convicted in July of criminal contempt for violating a federal court order to stop racially profiling Latinos. He was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 5 and faced a maximum of six months in jail.

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President Trump doled out accolades early Friday in a string of tweets praising his new chief of staff, his administration's accomplishments and a book billed as an effort to end "political correctness."

Trump first tweeted that John F. Kelly, the new chief of staff, "is doing a fantastic job."

Kelly, a retired general, took over after former Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus was ousted earlier this summer in a shakeup at the White House.

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The White House is considering having President Trump declare a federal emergency before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall on the Gulf Coast to assure that state and local responders have adequate resources, officials said Friday.

The potentially devastating storm is confronting Trump with the first natural disaster of his administration, posing a test of leadership and governing competence at a time when he is being widely criticized on that score, even within his own party.

Trump departed the White House on Friday afternoon for a weekend at Camp David in Maryland after being briefed by officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, along with other emergency management officials.

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President Trump has renewed his call for elimination of the Senate filibuster.

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "few bills" would be passed unless Senate Republicans made it easier to do so with a simple majority, 51 votes.

Current Senate rules require a 60-vote majority to end a filibuster. That's eight more votes than Republicans currently hold (hence Trump's comment that eight Democrats actually control the Senate).

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Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) ventured further than most Republicans in Congress who've criticized President Trump when he suggested recently that Trump had not shown the "stability" or "competence" needed in the White House.

Yet Trump, who has taken to Twitter to lambaste other Republican Senate leaders, initially kept quiet about Corker, an ally who was once under consideration to be secretary of State.

By Friday, Trump weighed in, tweeting that Corker's statement was "strange ... considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18."

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President Trump shared video footage of his Tuesday visit to Yuma, Ariz., where he toured a U.S. Marine Corps base that is also a hub of operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

During his brief visit, the president reviewed equipment used by Border Patrol agents and held a meet-and-greet with Marines.

He then headed to Phoenix to appear at a campaign-style rally.