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President Trump honored Clemson University's NCAA champion football team with a tweet.

The Clemson Tigers won the national championship in January with a thrilling 35-31 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

As is tradition, the team visited the White House. While hosting them on Monday, Trump said that the championship was one of the greatest games he had ever watched.

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  • His cabinet
  • His schedule
  • Accolades

President Trump shared a video clip of his remarks at a Cabinet meeting on Monday.

After Trump extolled the achievements of his young administration, asserting that he had accomplished more than any president in his first six months — with "few exceptions," like President Franklin D. Roosevelt — his Cabinet added more accolades.

Vice President Mike Pence declared his job "the greatest privilege of my life."

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  • The economy
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President Trump hailed the opening of a new coal mine by sharing a report that called it the first of the "Trump era," though plans for the mine's opening were made well before his election.

Corsa Coal Corp. will supply coal used in making steel and is expected to generate up to 100 full-time jobs. The company said it decided in August to open the Acosta mine, 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, after a steel industry boom drove up prices for metallurgical coal.

Trump has made reversing the decades-long decline in coal mining the central tenet of his environmental policy, blaming federal regulations aimed at curbing planet-warming carbon emissions for job losses in the industry.

A year after a gunman who had pledged allegiance to Islamic State stormed into the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and opened fire, killing 49 people, President Trump remembered the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in a tweet.

In Orlando, mourners marked the anniversary with a ceremony at the site of the shooting, which was open only to survivors or those who lost loved ones in the attack.

  • Family matters
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President Trump promoted an appearance by his daughter Ivanka Trump during which she adroitly sidestepped the burning questions about the White House's latest scandals and promoting its infrastructure and workforce initiatives.

The White House special advisor, who said she was in New York for her sister-in-law's baby shower and is currently promoting her book "Women Who Work," defended husband Jared Kushner's role in the administration and scolded the media for its "viciousness" and "ferocity" in covering her father's presidency during her Monday appearance on "Fox & Friends." (She'll appear on the show again on Thursday.)

When co-host Brian Kilmeade asked about the outcome of last week's revelatory hearings with ousted FBI Director James B. Comey, Trump declined to share her thoughts about the topic. She instead rehashed her father's tweet about Comey's incendiary testimony and spun her response to get back on message.

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President Trump boards Air Force One before departing from Newark Liberty Airport in Newark, N.J., on Sunday.
President Trump boards Air Force One before departing from Newark Liberty Airport in Newark, N.J., on Sunday. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. Economic gains since the 2016 election and what he said was the "fake news" media's failure to report them
  2. The role of his policies in achieving those economic gains
  3. Former FBI Director James B. Comey's "leaks"
  4. His belief that Democrats are obstructing him
  5. His daughter Ivanka's upcoming appearance on "Fox & Friends"
  • On the media
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  • Domestic policy
  • The economy

President Trump tweeted his disdain for the "#FakeNews MSM" — or "mainstream" media — and claimed that there's been little reporting on the "great economic news" that's taken place since his election.

In a tweet sent later in the evening, Trump appeared to explicitly credit his policies with achieving the economic momentum.

Still, many of Trump's key economic policy pledges remain works in progress.

  • Family matters
  • Russia
  • James Comey
  • Fox News

President Trump took to Twitter to promote an upcoming appearance by daughter Ivanka on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

Minutes later, the president retweeted two messages from "Fox & Friends," both featuring clips of its June 9 episode, which aired in the aftermath of former FBI Director James B. Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Though Comey testified that he believed he was fired to impede the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties with members of Trump's campaign, "Fox & Friends" largely framed the hearing as a win for the president.

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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.

  • Insults
  • Russia
  • James Comey

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.