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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

President Trump praised police in Las Vegas two days after a mass shooting killed at least 58 people.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump called a "miracle" the speed with which officers were able to find the shooter, who fired into a crowd of 22,000 people from a perch high above the fairgrounds where a music festival was held.

From the first reports of gunshots at 10:08 p.m. Sunday, it would be 72 chaotic minutes before a SWAT team crept down a carpeted hallway on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and blew open the hotel room occupied by suspected gunman Stephen Paddock.

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Brushing aside criticism of his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, President Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday, hailing the recovery effort as an “amazing job” by first responders, telling officials they should be “proud” of a death toll that stood in double digits instead of thousands.

Nearly two weeks after the Category 4 storm raked the island, Trump, making his fourth visit to a hurricane zone in a month, lavished praise on local officials who spoke highly of him, while taking a veiled swipe at the mayor of San Juan, the capital, who had characterized initial recovery efforts as ineffective.

In a televised meeting with officials in a hangar at Muniz Air National Guard Base, Trump struck an upbeat note about progress made since the storm struck on Sept. 20, knocking out the power grid, snatching away cellphone service, isolating dozens of rural communities and leaving hundreds of thousands scrambling for food, water, medicine, cash and gasoline.

President Trump called for prayer and unity in the face of "an act of pure evil" in a somber address from the White House Monday, hours after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert killed dozens of people.

The shooter “brutally murdered more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of pure evil," he said.

In a tweet, the president extended his "warmest condolences and sympathies" to the victims and their families.