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President Trump thanked supporters who turned out to a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday.

After the event, Trump bid Pensacola a “Merry Christmas” in a tweet:

The Christmas-themed rally featured a stage adorned with red poinsettias, along with red and green signs printed with the words "Merry Christmas" and images of trees.

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President Trump on Friday reiterated his support for embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters four days before they go to the polls that the "LAST thing" Trump needs in the closely divided GOP-controlled Senate is a "Liberal Democrat" who opposes his agenda.

Trump was referring to Moore's opponent, Doug Jones, whom he called "bad" on a number of issues.

Trump tweeted the message hours before he was to hold a rally Friday night in Pensacola, Fla., which he also promoted via Twitter:

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President Trump touted a poll that put his approval rating at 45%.

The poll, conducted last week by Morning Consult for Politico, also shows just 41% of voters saying that things in the country are going in the right direction. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said that things have "pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track."

Trump applauded the results Friday morning, tweeting, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

President Trump on Friday denied a report that the federal consumer financial watchdog might drop sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co. for alleged mortgage lending abuses, and said the bank could face even tougher penalties.

Trump’s comments on Twitter appeared to be in response to a Reuters report that Mick Mulvaney — whom Trump installed last month as acting director of the independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — was reviewing whether Wells Fargo should pay tens of millions of dollars in penalties for charging fees to certain homebuyers to secure low mortgage rates.

Trump tweeted that “fines and penalties against Wells Fargo Bank for their bad acts against their customers and others will not be dropped,” and declared the Reuters report incorrect. If anything, he said, fines and penalties will be “substantially increased.”

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President Trump on Thursday celebrated an "especially special" Hanukkah at the White House, a day after declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital and setting off criticism and clashes.

"Right now I'm thinking about what's going on and the love that's all over Israel and all about Jerusalem," Trump said in the East Room of the White House.

The president was flanked by his daughter Ivanka — who converted to Judaism when she married her husband, Jared Kushner — and their three children.

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President Trump appeared with World War II veterans at the White House on Thursday as he signed a proclamation declaring it national Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

(Trump actually slightly mangled that quote from President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt referred to “a date which will live in infamy.")

A half-dozen veterans of the attack, wearing medals and military hats, attended the ceremony and bantered with the president as he commemorated their service.

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President Trump promoted via Twitter a book written by a co-host of Fox News' "Fox & Friends," of which Trump is a fan.

Trump’s tweet Thursday morning came a short time after the co-host, Brian Kilmeade, appeared as a guest on “Fox & Friends” to promote his book about Andrew Jackson.

Kilmeade drew parallels between Jackson and Trump, who has cited the populist president as a role model:

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Saying that “old challenges demand new approaches,” President Trump announced Wednesday that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin a process to transfer the U.S. Embassy to the ancient city, reversing decades of American policy and defying widespread international criticism.

“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Trump declared in a speech at the White House. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do.”

Trump acknowledged that his announcement, which he followed with a signed proclamation, would generate “disagreement and dissent.” It sparked protests in Palestinian territories and a fresh round of denunciations in foreign capitals worried about a new outbreak of violence in the volatile region.

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President Trump offered his “thoughts and prayers” to Californians who are experiencing another storm of wildfires this week and encouraged residents to heed the advice of local officials.

Southern California is currently under assault from a series of wind-driven wildfires that have destroyed more than a hundred homes in Ventura County and threatened thousands more in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

The president was criticized in October for taking more than a week to tweet about a series of deadly fires that swept through Northern California’s wine country, despite making public statements about the disaster early on.

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President Trump promoted via Twitter a campaign-style rally he’s slated to hold in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday.

The event will be held less than 20 miles from the Alabama border, just four days before voters there head to the polls to choose a new senator.

Trump gave embattled GOP candidate Roy Moore a vigorous formal endorsement Monday, looking past allegations of sexual misconduct with Alabama teenagers, as Republican leaders in Washington, once appalled by Moore's candidacy, began to come to grips with the ever-clearer possibility of his victory.