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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump, meeting in New York on Monday, discussed the two leaders’ shared aim of “countering Iran’s malign influence in the region,” the White House said.

After the sit-down, Trump praised Netanyahu in a tweet:

Trump and Netanyahu have previously bonded over mistrust toward Iran. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump denounced the landmark 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers as a terrible deal. Netanyahu had lobbied vehemently against the agreement, irritating the then-Obama administration by using a speech to both houses of Congress to make his case.

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President Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and sharpen its ill-defined mission. But he also pledged U.S. support for the New York-based world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past.

Trump on Monday praised U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who said that he shared Trump's vision for a less wasteful U.N. to "live up to its full potential." The United States has asked member nations to sign a declaration on U.N. reforms, and more than 120 have done so.

True to form, the president also managed to work into his speech a reference to the Trump-branded apartment tower across First Avenue from the U.N.

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President Trump tweeted birthday wishes to the U.S. Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency on Monday.

The CIA and Air Force were created by the National Security Act of 1947. For both organizations, Monday marks the 70th anniversary of their founding.

Trump also honored the Air Force's birthday on Friday with a visit to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

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President Trump wrote in a tweet Monday morning that he was "looking forward" to meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss peace in the Middle East.

The two leaders were slated to meet Monday in the first of many world leader confabs Trump was scheduled to have in the coming week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump was also set to meet Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

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President Trump announced that he had "important meetings and calls" scheduled for Sunday in a tweet in which he also boasted about the strength of the U.S. economy and military forces.

About an hour earlier, the president thanked a supporter who tweeted, "We love and support Trump!"

Trump also replied to a tweet from the Washington Examiner linking to a report that the president had fulfilled his pledge to donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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President Trump retweeted a pair of his own tweets, first sent two days earlier, in which he called for a crackdown on "loser terrorists" and an expansion of his ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries.

The president had written the tweets Friday morning in response to news of an explosion in London on an underground train during the morning rush hour.

As of Sunday, two suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident, which authorities said was an act of terrorism.

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In the latest instance of President Trump seeming to revel in the notion of physical attacks against perceived enemies, the president retweeted an animated GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that then knocks down his onetime rival Hillary Clinton.

Critics swiftly responded. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), appearing on ABC’s “This Week, said: “It’s distressing to have a president that frankly will tweet and retweet things as juvenile as that.” 

The original tweet, from a user whose Twitter handle consists of an expletive, was sent last week and retweeted Sunday by the president, who is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf property. Here is what he retweeted:

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With tensions running high over North Korea, President Trump on Sunday mocked its mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un, referring to him as “Rocket Man.”

Trump, who is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf property, said on Twitter that he had spoken Saturday evening with South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, and that the two had discussed Pyongyang’s latest actions, including the firing of two missiles that overflew Japan and a test detonation of the North's most powerful nuclear device yet.

The White House was more circumspect in a readout of the call, saying that in their conversation, Trump and Moon had “committed to continuing to take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities.”

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For the second time in as many days, President Trump tweeted his endorsement of Michigan Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette for governor.

This time, Trump spelled the candidate's name correctly.

Trump tweeted the same endorsement Saturday evening, but misspelled Schuette as "Shuette."

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President Trump expressed optimism Saturday afternoon in a tweet, writing that "a great deal of good things" are happening, and that the U.S. stock market and jobs are "at all time highs."

Trump's tweet came the day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,500 for the first time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose Thursday to its third record-high close in a row.

As far as jobs numbers, the Labor Department said last week that the number of job openings posted by U.S. employers in July reached 6.2 million, the highest since the department began tracking the data in 2000.