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President Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric against North Korea on Tuesday, writing on Twitter that the country "is looking for trouble" and encouraging North Korea's neighbor China to "solve the problem."

Trump signed the message: "U.S.A."

In a second message, Trump said he told China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to Florida last week that China would get a better trade deal with the U.S. if Xi helped rein in North Korea's missile program, apparently linking China's cooperation on security issues with its economic actions.

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President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Judge Neil Gorsuch at a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House on April 10.
President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Judge Neil Gorsuch at a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House on April 10. (Eric Thayer / Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. The swearing-in of new Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch
  2. His wish for a happy Passover
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President Trump wished a happy Passover to all those celebrating.

The holiday, which commemorates the liberation from slavery and the exodus of the Jewish people from ancient Egypt, begins at sundown Monday and ends next Tuesday, April 18.

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President Trump congratulated new Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, who went to the White House on Monday to take a second oath and to publicly thank Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, the lawyers in the White House counsel’s office and Republican Senate leaders for helping put him on the nation’s highest court.

At the Rose Garden ceremony, the president said he was proud and pleased to have chosen an outstanding jurist to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

“I got it done in the first 100 days!” he said.

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President Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 9, 2017.
President Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 9, 2017. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His condemnation of terrorist attacks in Egypt
  2. His thanks to members of the U.S. Navy for participating in an airstrike against Syrian leader Bashar Assad's forces
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President Trump again thanked military service members for participating in a U.S. missile strike in Syria.

The president linked to a tweet sent by the U.S. Navy announcing that Trump had personally called the commanding officers of two guided-missile destroyers to thank them for serving.

The Trump administration continued to give mixed messages about its goals in Syria on Sunday, with two top officials emphasizing different priorities during media appearances.

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After two bombings killed at least 45 people and wounded 100 in Egypt on Sunday morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn the attacks.

The attacks occurred at two Coptic Christian churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria as worshipers were celebrating Palm Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both.

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Supporters of President Trump demonstrate outside Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. as the president's motorcade passes on Saturday.
Supporters of President Trump demonstrate outside Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. as the president's motorcade passes on Saturday. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which Trump said engendered "tremendous goodwill and friendship" but that "only time will tell on trade"
  2. Accolades for the military service members who participated in his missile strike on Syria's Shayrat airfield, as well as his defense of the strike's efficacy in the face of reports that warplanes were again taking off from the bombed air base
  3. His Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, who was confirmed on Friday and will be sworn in on Monday
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President Trump congratulated his Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a day after Gorsuch was confirmed for a lifetime appointment, filling a 14-month vacancy after a dramatic Senate showdown that risked long-lasting repercussions to both institutions.

The confirmation delivers a much-needed political victory to Trump, whose administration is struggling in its first 100 days to make progress on many campaign promises amid infighting in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

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President Trump defended his missile strike on Syria's Shayrat Airfield after opposition activists reported that Syrian warplanes were again taking off from the base within 24 hours of the attack. Trump responded by suggesting that the runway was not the strike's intended target.

Earlier in the day, Trump congratulated members of the military for their roles in the operation.

Trump's comments on Saturday came as Turkey warned that the U.S. missile strike on Syria would remain a merely "cosmetic intervention" if additional steps weren't taken to remove President Bashar Assad from power.