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  • On the media
  • Insults
(Los Angeles Times)

In a week that has included attacks on CNN following a retracted story and on the Washington Post, Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning with negative comments about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" talk show hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

Trump didn't specify to which "Morning Joe" comments he was referring, but his tweets came a day after a segment on the show that critiqued a fake Time Magazine cover hanging on the wall at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Trump's tweets drew criticism on Twitter, including from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).

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  • His schedule
  • Domestic policy
  • The economy

President Trump met with governors and tribal leaders to talk energy on Wednesday.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt joined the governors of Alaska, Iowa, Maine and Nebraska for the meeting.

A day before, Trump hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas and cited a series of steps the administration has taken to boost energy production and remove government regulations that he argues prevent the United States from achieving "energy dominance" in the global market.

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  • Healthcare
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

After Democrats – and some Republicans – expressed concerns upon learning that the Senate GOP's healthcare bill would deliver deep cuts to Medicaid, President Trump accused them of misstating the facts and countered that, under the measure, Medicaid spending "actually goes up."

The stalled Senate bill would cut Medicaid — by phasing out former President Obama's expansion of the program and reducing over time the number of people who can be on it.

  • His schedule
  • Accolades

President Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, the team's second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series.

Trump entertained the Cubs in an informal visit Maddon said was set up by the team's owners, the Ricketts family, which donated millions of dollars to Trump's campaign.

The Cubs were honored as World Series champions by President Obama in his last week in office in January.

  • Immigration
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump pushed for the House passage of two immigration bills.

Kate’s Law would create harsher mandatory minimum prison sentences for people who repeatedly enter the United States illegally.

It is named after Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed in ​​​​San Francisco in 2015. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican immigrant who had repeatedly entered the country illegally and was released from jail by sheriff’s officials despite a request by immigration officials to keep him behind bars, is accused in the killing.

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  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule
  • Accolades

President Trump shared his joint news statement with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after welcoming him to the White House on Monday.

Speaking in the Rose Garden after their talks, Trump said: "Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism, and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them. We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism."

Modi, a Hindu nationalist but also leader of a nation with nearly 175 million Muslims, did not use the same, charged terminology. He stressed the importance of "doing away" with terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens, apparently reflecting Indian concerns about militants based in Pakistan, India's historical archrival. He said the United States and India will enhance intelligence-sharing.

  • Healthcare
  • On the media
  • Insults

President Trump slammed the news media in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

The president appeared to object to a New York Times report on negotiations over the Senate Republican healthcare bill, which stated that Trump had been "largely on the sidelines" in the discussions, and that Senate leadership preferred to deal with Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump later attacked the Washington Post and Amazon, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes."

  • Healthcare
  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

President Trump defended Republican senators after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's abrupt decision to temporarily shelve a vote on legislation overhauling the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

With just a 52-seat majority and a wall of Democratic opposition, McConnell could afford to lose only two Republican votes. As many as 10 Republican senators publicly opposed the bill.

GOP tension over the legislation burst open after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that 22 million more Americans would lose insurance coverage under the plan and that out-of-pocket costs for many would rise.

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  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Russia

Three journalists from CNN’s investigative unit are leaving the network after the retraction of their June 22 story connecting an ally of President Trump to a Russian investment fund.

Trump took the news of the resignations as an opportunity to attack the cable news network and its other competitors (with the exception of Fox News) in a series of Tuesday morning tweets.

CNN took swift action to remove the article from its website on Friday. The report, which did not run air on television, connected Trump ally and Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci to the $10-billion Russian Direct Investment Fund.

  • Daily summary
President Trump listens as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday.
President Trump listens as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His attack on former President Obama over his reported handling of Russia's alleged attempts to influence voters
  2. His attack on congressional Democrats, whom he blamed for obstructing the Senate Republican healthcare bill
  3. His celebration of the Supreme Court's revival of part of his travel ban
  4. The president retweeted a message sent by the official White House account welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  5. After the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Senate healthcare bill, Trump also retweeted a message sent by the White House noting that, when it came to Obamacare, the CBO's initial estimate of the number of people who would be insured by 2017 was not accurate