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A day after unleashing a barrage of angry tweets venting his frustration at the widening investigation into suspected Russian election interference and possible collusion with members of his campaign team, President Trump turned his ire against members of his own political party.

In tweets Sunday, Trump accused Republicans of "doing little to protect their President" while again brushing aside the probe as a "phony Russian Witch Hunt."

In the past, Trump has suggested that Democrats concocted the allegation that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election as an excuse for losing the race.

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President Trump speaks during the commissioning of the Gerald R. Ford on July 22, 2017, in Norfolk, Va.
President Trump speaks during the commissioning of the Gerald R. Ford on July 22, 2017, in Norfolk, Va.

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His accusation that the Washington Post and New York Times are publishing "intelligence leaks"
  2. His consideration of presidential pardons related to the probe into his campaign's potential collusion with Russia
  3. His suggestion that those investigating his campaign's potential collusion with Russia should instead probe the activities of James Comey and Hillary Clinton
  4. His defense of his son, Donald Trump Jr., from criticism stemming from Trump Jr.'s disclosure that he had met during the 2016 campaign with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer
  5. His defense of his new communications director, who had criticized Trump in the past
  6. His call for Republican senators to pass healthcare legislation
  7. His appearance at a commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford
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The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford came to life Saturday in a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, a time-honored tradition that ushered in a new generation of naval sea power.

Ship sponsor Susan Ford Bales made the call that sent dozens of sailors in crisp white uniforms running onto the first-in-class ship that bears her father's name. President Trump and Navy leaders looked on.

The grand ceremony designated the Ford as a United States ship and places it in active service. It won't be ready to deploy until 2021, but Saturday will still go down in naval history. The Navy last commissioned a first-in-class aircraft carrier in 1975, a ceremony in Norfolk presided over by President Ford himself.

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President Trump woke up Saturday with a lot on his mind.

It's all there in his Twitter feed.

Trump sent 10 tweets starting about 3:30 a.m. and ending shortly before he left the White House on a trip to Norfolk, Va., where he helped hand over a new aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, to the Navy.

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  • Russia
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  • The Clintons
  • James Comey

President Trump, in one of a long string of Saturday morning tweets venting various frustrations, confirmed that he is pondering presidential pardons related to the probe into his campaign's potential collusion with Russia.

In the tweet, Trump said a president "has complete power to pardon," suggesting he believes he can pardon himself, or is at least not ruling it out.

There are mixed opinions as to whether the law would allow him to pardon himself.

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President Trump shakes the hand of Lauren Bruner as survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor visit the White House on Friday, July 21, 2017.
President Trump shakes the hand of Lauren Bruner as survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor visit the White House on Friday, July 21, 2017. (Chris Kleponis / Pool / Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. A reminder that the White House is celebrating "Made in America" week
  2. Indicators of economic optimism
  3. His meeting with survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor
  4. Praise for Sean Spicer after his abrupt resignation as White House press secretary

President Trump had kind words for his well-known but increasingly sidelined press secretary, Sean Spicer, who resigned abruptly on Friday.

In a tweet sent hours after Spicer told the president of his decision, Trump called Spicer a "wonderful person" with a bright future, but also lashed out at the "fake news media," which he said subjected Spicer to "tremendous abuse."

Spicer resigned after learning that Trump had hired Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier and frequent Trump defender on Fox News, as communications director.

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Amid snowballing revelations stemming from investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the sudden departure of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Trump continued to tout economic optimism in tweets on Friday.

Trump first shared a clip from an episode of Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co." in which host Stuart Varney credited Trump with having added $4.1 trillion to the nation's wealth since he was elected.

Trump campaigned on a pro-business agenda, and stock prices have continued setting record highs since he took office.

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As part of a weeklong focus on American-made goods, President Trump has posed in a firetruck, donned a white Stetson and chatted about domestically-produced pillows. 

But the painstakingly arranged "Made in America" events were largely drowned out by the tumult surrounding healthcare legislation in the Senate.

Trump embraced the "Made in America" theme at a kickoff event Monday that featured products from all 50 states displayed inside and outside the White House. Speaking to assembled business owners and executives, he promised that "restoring American manufacturing will not only restore our wealth, it will restore our pride and pride in ourselves."

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President Trump welcomed to the White House three survivors of the sinking of the Arizona, which took place during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Trump met with the three men Friday in the Oval Office and thanked them for their service, calling them "a living example of true American courage." His full remarks are available here.