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President Trump, facing another tough patch in his presidency, will hold his first rally in the West since his inauguration, announcing Wednesday that he will travel to Arizona next week.

The rally could provide a place for Trump to announce a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona county sheriff and Trump campaign supporter who was recently convicted of having defied a judge’s order to stop racial profiling of Latinos when he was in office.

Trump told a Fox News contributor this week that he was considering a pardon, which would be broadly controversial but potentially excite some of his core supporters.

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After President Trump signed an executive order in January and vowed to strip federal funds from "sanctuary" cities, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez decided to honor federal authorities' requests to hold county prisoners for deportation.

Trump thanked Gimenez in a tweet that contained a video of Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions speaking Wednesday in Miami, where he denounced Chicago for its defiant “sanctuary city” stance, again blaming the city’s surge in crime on policies designed to protect immigrants.

Although the link between illegal immigration and rising crime is weak — studies show immigrants tend to commit crimes at lower rates than other people — Sessions suggested Miami’s policies contributed to a dramatic drop in homicides.

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President Trump repeatedly tweeted his support for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange as polls opened Tuesday morning in the Republican primary for Strange's seat.

Strange should have had an easy lock on the seat he took over when Jeff Sessions, the state’s longtime senator, resigned to become the Trump administration’s attorney general.

But the race has become an early test of Trump’s power to persuade his most dedicated supporters.

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President Trump on Tuesday ripped three top corporate chief executives who resigned from his manufacturing council in protest of his handling of the Charlottesville, Va., violence, calling them "grandstanders” and saying they were embarrassed because they made their products abroad.

Trump's criticism came as three other members of the council announced they were stepping down as well.

Later Tuesday, in an appearance in the lobby of Trump Tower, Trump told reporters that the executives who resigned from his advisory council were “not taking their jobs seriously as it pertains to this country.”

President Trump's recent Twitter activity has raised a few eyebrows.

Late Monday, Trump retweeted a neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist on Chicago homicides -- as outrage continued to pour in over the president's delayed condemnation of white supremacists and the KKK following the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. 

On Tuesday morning, Trump apparently retweeted, then deleted, an image of a man with a CNN logo on his face being hit by a "Trump" train. 

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Amid criticism for his response to violence that ensued between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, President Trump retweeted Jack Posobiec – an alt-right media figure who pushed the PizzaGate and Seth Rich conspiracy theories.

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After blaming "many sides" for the initial violence that left one counter-protester dead, Trump on Monday condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "criminals and thugs."

For many, the response was too little, too late. Three CEOs stepped down from the White House manufacturing council, and criticism of the president continued.

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President Trump tweeted upon arriving in New York on Monday night, as he prepared to stay overnight there for the first time since he took office.

Trump traveled to Manhattan after a brief visit to the White House, which is undergoing renovations while he vacations at his golf resort in New Jersey.

The native New Yorker said Friday that he had stayed away since January because he realized the impact of the street closings and other aspects of a presidential visit.

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A stream of protesters spanning blocks in Manhattan converged on Trump Tower on Monday afternoon as President Trump prepared to stay overnight in the city for the first time since he took office.

Shouting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA," thousands of protesters jammed sidewalks along Fifth Avenue ahead of Trump’s arrival from Washington.

During a brief visit back to the White House, which is undergoing renovations while he vacations at his golf resort in New Jersey, Trump took a firmer stand on the white supremacist violence that racked Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

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President Trump on Monday answered two days of bipartisan furor over his initial response to deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., with a statement for the first time explicitly blaming white supremacists for the “racist violence” over the weekend.

But in a tweet sent hours later, Trump appeared to suggest that he'd spoken out only to appease his critics and seemed frustrated that his remarks hadn't done more to silence them.

"Realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied," Trump lamented, calling members of the media "truly bad people!"

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President Trump took aim at Democrats on Monday morning in a tweet, claiming that they are responsible for "some of the worst trade deals in World History," which he promised to address.

Trump's tweet came several hours before he announced that he had asked his trade office to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property.

Trump, in the midst of a 17-day vacation, left his New Jersey golf club to return to the White House to sign an executive action on the investigation. He suggested that more steps would be taken against China on trade issues.