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President Trump slammed Democrats, claiming the party has no message beyond the obstruction of his agenda.

It wasn't immediately clear what prompted his comment, which came as Republicans stared down a legislative calendar with little to show for their hold on the House, Senate and White House.

Progress on Trump's legislative agenda was being stalled by the GOP’s inability to fulfill its long promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, as Senate Republicans lacked consensus on how to do so without leaving millions more Americans uninsured. That left them facing a legislative logjam that could imperil other priorities, such as tax reform and infrastructure.

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President Trump tweeted criticism of James B. Comey, focusing on the former FBI director’s acknowledgment to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had used an intermediary to leak to the news media the existence of notes he had kept memorializing his private conversations with Trump.

Comey, in his appearance before the Senate panel Thursday, said he decided to write memos for the FBI after his meetings and phone calls with Trump because he didn’t trust the president to tell the truth.

He testified that he asked a friend to share the memos' contents with a reporter in the hopes that the disclosure would prompt the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Anti-Sharia law protesters and Trump supporters march along the beach during a "March Against Sharia" demonstration June 10 in Oceanside.
Anti-Sharia law protesters and Trump supporters march along the beach during a "March Against Sharia" demonstration June 10 in Oceanside. (Sandy Huffaker / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His weekly address

President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, which recapped the broad blueprint for infrastructure overhaul that he laid out earlier in the week.

Trump's remarks brought to a close "infrastructure week," which was heavy on the pomp but light when it came to actual policy, The Times' Noah Bierman reported:

"It will be year’s end, White House aides said, before Trump sends Congress even the general principles for achieving one of his biggest campaign promises: a $1-trillion investment over 10 years to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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President Trump flips through environmental impact statements while speaking about infrastructure investment and deregulation at the Department of Transportation in Washington on Friday, June 9, 2017.
President Trump flips through environmental impact statements while speaking about infrastructure investment and deregulation at the Department of Transportation in Washington on Friday, June 9, 2017. (Michael Reynolds / EPA)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His response to former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee
  2. His gratitude toward Fox News' "Fox & Friends" for its "great reporting"
  3. His congratulations to House Republicans for voting to repeal Dodd-Frank reforms
  4. His appearances earlier in the week at a gathering of evangelical conservatives, a White House infrastructure summit and an Ohio event aimed at pushing his infrastructure investment plan
  5. His speech at the Department of Transportation
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President Trump shared a video of his remarks Friday at the Department of Transportation, where he highlighted his goal of making it easier to modernize U.S. highways, railways and rivers by streamlining the permitting process. 

Trump announced that the administration was creating a new council to help project managers navigate the bureaucratic maze, and to help improve transparency by creating an online system where projects can be tracked through every step of the approval process.

He said federal agencies that consistently delay projects by missing deadlines will face new penalties.

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President Trump tweeted his thanks to Fox News' "Fox & Friends" and commended the program's "great reporting."

It wasn't immediately clear exactly what the president was referencing.

A good portion of Friday morning's episode was devoted to former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

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President Trump on Friday shared three videos highlighting appearances he made earlier in the week.

Trump spoke Thursday morning to the Faith and Freedom Coalition at a Washington hotel. His remarks overlapped with former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Trump sounded a defiant note during his speech but did not directly mention Comey, or the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 campaign.

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After an uncharacteristically long silence that saw his Twitter account go dark for more than 45 hours, President Trump returned to social media to comment on former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Comey told Congress on Thursday that he believed Trump fired him to impede the FBI’s Russia investigation, and that he decided to write memos for the FBI after his meetings and phone calls with Trump because he didn't trust the president to tell the truth.

Comey also said that he deliberately asked a friend to tell reporters about the memos in the hopes that the news would trigger the appointment of a special counsel, which it did.

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President Trump congratulated House Republicans for voting Thursday to repeal many of the stricter regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, taking the first step in a long-held Republican desire to roll back landmark rules they complain are hurting banks, restricting consumer credit and slowing economic growth.

In his tweet, Trump named Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who crafted the legislation that would dismantle many of the Dodd-Frank regulatory reforms enacted in 2010. The Texas Republican is chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee and a pivotal player in the GOP effort to reduce financial regulation in the Trump era.