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  • His schedule

President Trump tweeted Monday that he is "working hard" from his private golf club in central New Jersey while the White House heating and cooling system is repaired.

Trump arrived at his club Friday for a 17-day "working vacation."

The White House said Trump would be meeting with Cabinet secretaries and top aides on issues like healthcare and taxes while in New Jersey. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to come for a day this week.

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  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Russia
  • The economy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump insisted that his support is stronger than ever, despite a report that some Republicans are weighing a 2020 presidential run without him.

The New York Times published an article Saturday that detailed efforts by some Republicans looking ahead to 2020, including Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump appeared to respond Monday, specifically criticizing the "failing @nytimes" in a flurry of early morning tweets.

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  • Insults
  • Russia
  • Politics and polls

President Trump likes to taunt his enemies, but he seems to have a special place in his Twitter thumb for Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat who was talking about the Russia investigation on CNN on Monday morning.

Trump has mentioned Blumenthal in at least four other tweets, on two separate dates since February.

Each time, Trump has maligned Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War, an ironic line of attack from a president who received five deferments from the draft and never served in uniform.

  • Foreign policy
  • North Korea

President Trump has spoken with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to share concerns about North Korea.

Trump tweeted Sunday night that he'd just wrapped up a phone call with Moon.

The White House said the two leaders discussed the North's recent launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. 

President Trump accused the news media of refusing to report his successes Sunday in a tweet.

Among his accomplishments, Trump listed the confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee, high stock indexes, a low jobless rate, and U.S. gains in the fights against terrorism and street gangs.

The president tweeted from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., where he headed Friday for a 17-day visit he's described as a "working vacation."

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  • The economy
  • Fox News

President Trump, who has embarked on a 17-day visit – which he describes as a working vacation – to his golf property in Bedminster, N.J., was uncharacteristically quiet Sunday morning on Twitter.

He confined himself to a single tweet: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Attached was a series of stills from Fox Business Network segments on economic gains made during his presidency.

Trump's tweet came as an increasingly complex special counsel investigation, looking at whether his presidential campaign cooperated with Kremlin interference in the 2016 election, has been gathering momentum. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III recently began working with a grand jury in Washington.

  • His schedule

President Trump shared a video clip of his weekly address, in which he talked up a Senate proposal to slash the number of foreigners admitted to the United States while favoring those with certain education levels and skills.

In his remarks, Trump pledged to encourage economic growth by continuing to remove regulations and completing his administration's promised tax code overhaul.

He said that the "merit-based" immigration system proposed by the Senate bill would further benefit the economy by prohibiting new immigrants from receiving welfare benefits.

  • His cabinet
  • Accolades

President Trump praised Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions for "taking action," a day after Sessions announced new efforts to find and prosecute those responsible for what he called an “unprecedented rise in leaks” and threatened a more aggressive stance toward journalists.

Sessions revealed no new cases during his announcement Friday, but said the Department of Justice has tripled the number of leak investigations this year. The pace is so heavy, he said, that the FBI has increased resources for leak cases and has created a new counterintelligence squad to manage them.

He also said he was reconsidering policies put in place during the Obama administration that limited the information prosecutors could demand from reporters.

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  • Foreign policy
  • North Korea

President Trump hailed the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval Saturday of tough new sanctions on North Korea, including a ban on exports worth over $1 billion — a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley praised the new sanctions, telling council members after the vote that it is "the single largest economic package ever leveled against the North Korean regime."

The resolution also bans countries from giving any additional permits to North Korean laborers — another source of money for Kim Jong Un's regime. And it prohibits all new joint ventures with North Korean companies and bans new foreign investment in existing ones.

  • His schedule

President Trump defended his decision to head to his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J., for a 17-day "working vacation."

Burdened with West Wing conflict, a stalled legislative agenda and a pile of investigations, Trump departed Washington on Friday afternoon. He was accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both senior advisors, as well as the aide charged with resetting his chaotic administration— new chief of staff John F. Kelly.

A White House official said Trump's plans for Bedminster included meetings with aides and lawmakers.