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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."

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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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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.

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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
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President Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday in which he appeared to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics onto former President Obama.

Trump, who has a long history of deflecting criticism from himself to others, seemed to be trying to redefine what it means to collude or obstruct as he pushed back against an investigation into whether Trump's own team colluded with Russian officials during the campaign and transition.

Trump appeared to be referencing a Washington Post report about the Obama administration's handling of Russia's alleged attempts to influence voters in which some officials questioned whether the former president had done enough to stop Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Obama ordered a review of Russia's actions and imposed new sanctions after the Nov. 8 election.

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President Trump issued a pair of celebratory tweets Monday after the Supreme Court handed him a partial victory by reviving part of his disputed ban on foreign travelers from six Muslim-majority nations.

The justices in an unsigned opinion largely rejected a series of lower court orders that had blocked most of Trump’s policy from taking effect. They also agreed to hear the legal dispute in the fall.

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Senate Republican leaders are scrambling to lock down votes to advance their Obamacare repeal bill this week before Congress adjourns for its July 4 recess.

Five GOP senators have said publicly they oppose the measure as written; the defection of only three Republicans would be enough to sink it.

But in tweets on Monday, President Trump lashed out at congressional Democrats, branding them "obstructionists" and accusing them of providing "no help" in bringing the bill to a vote.

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President Trump's motorcade arrives at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on June 25, 2017.
President Trump's motorcade arrives at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on June 25, 2017. (Jim Lo Scalzo / European Pressphoto Agency)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His accusation that Hillary Clinton engaged in collusion in order to win last year's Democratic presidential nomination
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First Lady Melania Trump, President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence at Mnuchin's wedding in Washington on June 24, 2017.
First Lady Melania Trump, President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence at Mnuchin's wedding in Washington on June 24, 2017. (Kevin Mazur / Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His criticism of Obamacare and of Democrats' opposition to the Senate Republican bill to roll it back
  2. His criticism of the Obama administration's response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election
  3. His apparent belief that Republican senators will support the healthcare bill rather than continuing to "allow the American people to suffer"
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President Trump, in a return to campaign-style rhetoric, on Sunday accused Hillary Clinton of engaging in collusion in order to win last year's Democratic presidential nomination.

The presidential statement, issued on Twitter, did not refer directly to a broad-ranging investigation by a special counsel as to whether his own campaign had colluded in the Russian election meddling documented by U.S. intelligence agencies.

But the tweet implied -- as Trump has repeatedly insisted in recent months -- that he is being unfairly maligned over events during and after the 2016 campaign.