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President Trump tweeted that he was headed back to Washington following a 17-day trip that the White House described as a "working vacation."

The president's mood appeared foul Sunday evening, as he assured the public that he had been "working hard" from his golf club in New Jersey.

Trump also suggested that he'd been indulging his well-documented cable television habit during his time away, writing that the coverage he'd watched consisted of "some of the worst and most dishonest Fake News reporting I have ever seen!"

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  • Foreign policy
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President Trump suggested that he has settled on a strategy for the United States' longest war, though he did not disclose exactly what that might be.

After huddling Friday with his top national security aides at Camp David, Trump tweeted Saturday morning that the meeting had resulted in "many decisions made, including on Afghanistan."

Parties to Friday's talks at the Maryland presidential retreat included Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Vice President Mike Pence, who cut short a trip to South America to attend.

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President Trump weighed in on the far-right rally and a counter-protest held Saturday in Boston, describing "anti-police agitators" and complimenting the police.

Boston police said they had a tight security plan in place to ensure the violence that roiled Charlottesville, Va., last weekend did not take place in their city.

The large gathering ended as scheduled by 2 p.m. local time without any major incidents.

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President Trump thanked Stephen K. Bannon on Saturday, his first public comments since the controversial presidential advisor left the White House and returned to his perch at Breitbart News.

Bannon was an architect of Trump's "America First" agenda during the campaign last year, but his fiery brand of nationalist rhetoric sparked harsh criticism -- which was in the spotlight after Trump's racial comments about last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. 

Trump's tweet Saturday morning thanked Bannon for helping take over his presidential campaign last summer when Trump was trailing in polls to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump did not mention Bannon's work in the White House.

President Trump extended his condolences after two police officers were shot Friday night in Florida. Both officers died, and a suspect was taken into custody.

Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard, 36, died Saturday from gunshot wounds he suffered when he and fellow officer Matthew Baxter, 27, were shot during a routine stop in Kissimmee, Fla.

Baxter died shortly after the shooting, which took place about 9:30 p.m. 

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  • Terrorism

President Trump touted his signing of legislation that provides for the construction of a memorial to U.S. service members who have fought in the so-called war on terrorism.

The bill authorizes a nonprofit called the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation to oversee the creation of the monument, planned for the National Mall in Washington.

It also exempts the memorial from federal legislation prohibiting the installation of such tributes on the Mall until at least 10 years after a war has ended.

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President Trump returned to his New Jersey golf club Friday evening after huddling with his top national security aides at Camp David for a meeting on military strategy.

The president announced his return by tweeting a slideshow of photos from the meeting, which Vice President Mike Pence cut short a trip to South America to attend.

Afterward, the White House said that Trump was "studying and considering his options" for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader south Asia region.

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President Trump tweeted that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement are "on alert" and watching the borders for any sign of trouble.

His comment came the day after 13 people were killed and scores were injured when a van mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

Trump later lashed out at "obstructionist Democrats," claiming that they have impeded efforts to keep the country safe. "Radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary!" he tweeted Friday morning.

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President Trump huddled with his top national security aides in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate a winning Afghanistan strategy after 16 frustrating years of war.

Trump met at the presidential retreat with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, top intelligence agency officials and other top military and diplomatic aides.

The officials and Trump weighed options for breaking a prolonged stalemate in the fight against a Taliban insurgency. There was no immediate word from the White House on whether Trump settled on a single course of action or asked for more deliberations. Afterward, the president returned to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

  • Domestic policy

President Trump announced plans Friday to elevate the Pentagon's Cyber Command to the status of a unified combatant command next year, part of a strategic shift to emphasize cyber offense for future combat and counterterrorism operations.

The move will place cyber operations on the same level as the Pentagon’s nine other combatant commands, which are all led by four-star generals or admirals.

It represents a historic expansion of America's war-fighting strategy and power projection. No other nation has publicly acknowledged using cyber for operations, although U.S. officials say it is part of the military doctrine for Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.