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President Trump praised Lou Dobbs in a tweet Friday night after the Fox Business Network host said that Trump's "may be the most accomplished presidency in modern American history."

Dobbs made the comment on his show Friday night while teasing a segment on Trump's accomplishments, according to a video posted online by Mediaite.

In the segment that ensued, Dobbs applauded Trump for refusing to recertify the Iran nuclear deal, announcing an end to federal subsidies to health insurers, nominating a new Department of Homeland Security secretary and releasing a list of hard-line immigration demands as trade-offs for legislation to protect the so-called Dreamers, roughly 700,000 young people now facing possible deportation.

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  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule

President Trump on Friday announced steps to weaken the nuclear deal with Iran, which could potentially unravel one of the most important anti-proliferation agreements of the century.

Trump declared that the agreement the Obama administration and five other world powers reached with Iran in 2015 to suspend its nuclear program is not sufficiently strong to benefit “U.S. national security interests.” Iran should no longer be seen as in compliance with the accord, Trump said. Twice before, under a law requiring the president's certification every 90 days, Trump had declared that Iran was in compliance.

Trump on Friday called on Congress to consider reimposing sanctions if Iran crosses certain lines, such as firing ballistic missiles or financing terrorism. He also moved to impose new sanctions by executive action, including blacklisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's elite military unit that is heavily involved in much of the country's business and trade.

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  • Foreign policy
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The United States and Pakistan are hailing the release of a Taliban-held U.S.-Canadian family as a cautious sign of improved ties for a deeply troubled relationship that has endured years of rancor. 

President Trump said Friday that the freeing of Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, and their three children after five years of captivity showed Pakistan's new respect for America. 

Trump also praised Pakistan in a tweet Friday night, thanking the country for its "cooperation on many fronts." 

  • Healthcare
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  • Domestic policy
  • Politics and polls

The federal government will cease crucial federal payments to health insurers that provide coverage to low-income Americans, the White House announced late Thursday in a move that threatens to send health insurance premiums skyrocketing for millions of Americans and destabilize markets across the country.

The surprise announcement marks the Trump administration’s most direct assault on the Affordable Care Act.

And it appears likely to spark a new high-stakes battle over the 2010 law, which President Trump has signaled he will try to roll back administratively following the collapse of multiple efforts by congressional Republicans to repeal it through legislation.

  • His schedule

President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address on Friday.

In his remarks, Trump called on Americans to celebrate next Thursday the 236th anniversary of the siege of Yorktown, in which George Washington’s Continental Army defeated the British in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.

Trump then detailed the history of the American flag before offering a brief, optimistic assessment of the U.S. economy.

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  • On the media
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  • The economy

President Trump shared a link to a CNBC report that consumer confidence has risen to its highest level since 2004.

Trump cited the report from the cable TV channel, which is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, despite waging war on NBC in tweets sent earlier in the week.

On Thursday, Trump tweeted that the public is "just now starting to find out how dishonest and disgusting (FakeNews)" NBC is.

  • Immigration
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President Trump lashed out at Democrats on Friday in a tweet expressing incredulity that members of the party "are fighting so hard for Sanctuary crime."

The president appeared to refer to the ongoing battle between his administration and so-called sanctuary cities, where police and elected officials have refused to fully cooperate in enforcing federal immigration laws. 

The Trump administration has sought to withhold some federal grants from local governments if they do not give immigration agents access to local jails and give advance notice when immigrants who are in the country illegally are about to be released from custody.

  • Accolades

President Trump wished a happy birthday to the U.S. Navy on Friday in a tweet.

The Continental Navy, which later became the U.S. Navy, was established Oct. 13, 1775, according to the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Trump also released a statement Friday in which he commended the "courage, selfless service and unmatched professionalism" of America's sailors.

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President Trump on Friday backtracked from his threat a day earlier to limit federal assistance to Puerto Rico, saying that the United States would help all states and territories beset by recent natural disasters.

“We’ll be there,” Trump told Christian conservatives at an annual gathering known as the Values Voter Summit. 

The president also began Friday with a new tweet that, while alluding to his previous arguments that Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was bad before, closed with a more magnanimous point: 

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The Halloween decorations are just going up, and Thanksgiving is more than a month away. But President Trump is getting an early jump on Christmas — the Christmas culture war, that is.

"We're getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don't talk about anymore," he told an enthusiastic crowd of Christian conservatives Friday. "They don't use the word 'Christmas' because it's not politically correct." 

"Well, guess what?" he continued. "We’re saying 'Merry Christmas' again!"