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President Trump arrives at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on May 14, 2017.
President Trump arrives at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on May 14, 2017. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His Mother's Day wishes
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President Trump tweeted a celebratory Mother's Day message to First Lady Melania Trump and "all of the great mothers out there."

The tweet came as the president visited his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., where he spent about four hours on Sunday. A spokesman said Trump's plans included taking phone calls, having lunch, and possibly hitting "a few balls," according to pool reports.

Melania Trump planned to spend Mother's Day with her family, a spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner. The first lady and son Barron, 11, currently live in a penthouse atop Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.

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President Trump returns to the White House from Lynchburg, Va., where he spoke at Liberty University's graduation ceremony Saturday.
President Trump returns to the White House from Lynchburg, Va., where he spoke at Liberty University's graduation ceremony Saturday. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His commencement address to Liberty University graduates
  2. His interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro
  • His schedule
  • Fox News

President Trump promoted an interview set to air Saturday night on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine."

During his interview with host Jeanine Pirro, Trump denied a New York Times report that he attempted early in his presidency to extract a loyalty pledge from recently fired FBI Director James B. Comey. "But I don't think it would be a bad question to ask," Trump said, according to a preview of the episode released by Fox.

The president also appeared to double down on his suggestion – which he first made in a tweet Friday – that he would consider canceling White House press briefings because of what he characterized as the news media's "hostility" toward members of his communications team.

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Seeking respite from the tumult he set off in Washington after firing his FBI director, an embattled President Trump on Saturday spoke before a friendly crowd of tens of thousands at Liberty University, where he lashed out at what he charges are “pathetic” critics and an establishment class trying to undermine him.

The president returned to his outsider message in his address to the evangelical Christian university’s graduating class. He spoke defiantly about challenging the Washington order as he grapples with a political crisis that keeps swelling amid shifting White House explanations for the FBI shake-up.

“I’ve seen firsthand how the system is broken,” Trump said, and how a “small group of failed voices” attempts to dictate “how to live and how to think.”

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President Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, speaks at a White House Mother's Day celebration for military families on Friday.
President Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, speaks at a White House Mother's Day celebration for military families on Friday. (Olivier Douliery / TNS)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His dismissal of any allegations of collusion between members of his campaign team and Russia as a "story" concocted by Democrats
  2. His defense of the White House's shifting narrative of FBI Director James B. Comey's firing
  3. His assertion that Comey leaked to the press and "had better hope" there are no recordings of his conversations with the president
  4. His claim that former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper has stated "there is no collusion" between members of Trump's campaign team and Russia
  5. A new U.S.-China trade deal
  6. A White House event for military families
  7. A student model rocket named after him
  8. His weekly address
  • His schedule

President Trump shared a link to his weekly address, which touched on his efforts to revitalize the economy and plans to deliver commencement addresses at Liberty University on Saturday and at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday.

A full transcript of the address is available here.

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President Trump shared video footage of his remarks at a White House event for military mothers.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump hosted active-duty troops and their spouses and mothers at the White House for a celebration to mark Mother's Day weekend.

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President Trump is celebrating a student model rocket named after ... him.

Its creators, students from Victory Christian Center School in Charlotte, N.C., visited the White House on Friday.

The group is among 100 teams scheduled to compete Saturday in the finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge, a national competition being held in northern Virginia.

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Amid tumult stemming from his firing of FBI Director James B. Comey – and the White House's shifting narrative of the event's timeline – President Trump returned to a familiar refrain, calling any claims of collusion between members of his campaign team and Russia "fake" news "fabricated" by Democrats as an excuse for losing the 2016 election.

The day before, Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that he had decided to fire Comey regardless of whether the Justice Department recommended it, calling the ousted director “a showboat” and “a grandstander.”

That contradicted a statement released by the White House on Tuesday that said Trump had fired Comey “based on the clear recommendations” of Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein and Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions.