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Polish President Andrzej Duda took to Twitter to refute reports that his wife rebuffed President Trump when he attempted to shake her hand while visiting Warsaw on Thursday.

On Saturday, Trump replied, vowing to team up with Duda to fight the "fake news."

The controversy took place after a video clip was circulated on Twitter that showed Trump greeting Duda and Duda's wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, after delivering a speech at Warsaw's Krasinski Square.

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President Trump thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for hosting the Group of 20 summit in a tweet Saturday.

But his tense relationship with Merkel hasn't gotten any better after the two-day summit in Hamburg, Germany, where Trump was isolated on the other leaders' climate resolution.

“I can't exactly judge how things will be tomorrow or the day after,” Merkel said at a news conference after the summit finished Saturday.

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The Trump administration has tried to press Beijing to rein in North Korea, a major trading partner of China, and halt Kim Jong Un's development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten U.S. territory.

President Trump has voiced his frustration in recent days that China hasn't done more, suggesting he may take steps of his own.

But he appeared to soften his rhetoric during a sit-down Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, July 7, 2017.
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, July 7, 2017. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. His gratitude for the response to his speech in Poland on Thursday
  2. His meetings Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in
  3. A new attack on Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta
  4. His enthusiasm as he headed into more meetings with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin
  5. His vow to fight for U.S. interests, which also contained a shot at the "fake" news media
  6. A highlight reel of his first full day at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany
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President Trump shared a highlight reel of his first full day of meetings at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

On Saturday, he's expected to participate in sit-downs with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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President Trump thanked "everyone, including the haters" for the "great reviews" of a speech he delivered in Warsaw on Thursday.

The president also shared a link to a White House press release consisting of clips from a Wall Street Journal editorial that praised his speech as a "determined and affirmative defense of the Western tradition."

That came several hours after Trump lamented the media coverage of his trip, tweeting, "Fake News Media will never cover me accurately but who cares!"

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President Trump began a daylong gathering with world leaders with a tweeted promise to fight for U.S. interests when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit.

The closely watched encounter Friday in the German port city of Hamburg comes a day after Trump criticized the Kremlin for "destabilizing" actions in Ukraine and elsewhere. 

During a stopover in Poland on Thursday, the U.S. president also played down intelligence assessments that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election with the intention of helping him win.

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John Podesta, the former White House chief of staff and Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, seems to occupy an odd corner of President Trump's mind: Periodically, for reasons unknown, Trump will say something about him.

And Podesta, who has never been known to shy away from a fight, is often happy to fire back.

Both were on display Friday, starting with a Twitter message from Trump that was unusual, even by the president's standards.

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President Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
President Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (Michael Kappeler / AFP-Getty Images)

President Trump tweeted about:

  1. A speech he delivered Thursday in Warsaw, Poland
  2. A meeting he attended Thursday night with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which Trump praised in a message that was later deleted
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President Trump tweeted that he had a "great" meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the three leaders attended a dinner Thursday night in Hamburg, Germany.

The message – which read, "Great trilateral meeting & dinner w / President Shinzo Abe of Japan & President Moon Jae-in of South Korea @ the @usconshamburg this evening" – was deleted several hours later.

World leaders were gathering in Hamburg for a meeting of the Group of 20 nations.