Donald Trump's noteworthy tweets as president

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President Donald Trump uses Twitter to break news, share his views and feud with critics and celebrities at all times of day or night. It can be hard to keep up — below are some of his noteworthy tweets since he was elected president.

They include recent tweets backing away from the possibility of "tapes" of his conversations with James Comey, what Trump thinks is "a big Dem HOAX!" and his inaccurate special elections scorecard.

With Newsday staff and The Associated Press

'Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal...'

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'Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th...'

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On Comey 'tapes': 'I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings'

The president declared that he has doesn't have
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The president declared that he has doesn't have any recordings of his conversations with James Comey nearly six weeks after he first raised the issue. In a tweet on May 12, 2017, he warned that Comey, whom he had just fired as FBI director, "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" (See earlier entry below.)

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On Russian meddling in election: 'It's all a big Dem HOAX!'

Trump suggested on June 22, 2017, that Russian
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Trump suggested on June 22, 2017, that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is "all a big Dem HOAX!" Seventeen U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia was behind the hack of Democratic email systems and tried to influence the election to benefit Trump.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about the Obama administration's political sensitivity to warning about Russian meddling the day before. "One of the candidates, as you'll recall, was predicting that the election was going to be rigged in some way. And so we were concerned that, by making the statement, we might in and of itself be challenging the integrity of the -- of the election process itself," Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee.

On special elections: We're '5 and O!'

Trump tweeted this after Republican Karen Handel defeated
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Trump tweeted this after Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election in Georgia's SIxth Congressional District on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in the most expensive House race in history. The problem, as The Washington Post pointed out, is Republicans are actually 4-1 in special elections in 2017.

In another tweet that night, Trump congratulated Handel "on her big win in Georgia 6th. Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!"

On North Korea: 'At least I know China tried!'

Trump tweeted this after Republican Karen Handel defeated
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'I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director ... Witch Hunt'

President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that he's
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President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that he's being investigated by the Justice Department in a tweet posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 -- though a source close to his private legal team disputed that.

'Now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story'

Trump responded on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to
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Trump responded on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to a Washington Post report on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether the president attempted to obstruct justice, as the FBI probe expands.

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Rep. Scalise, 'a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover'

Trump tweeted about the shooting of House Majority
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Trump tweeted about the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) at a Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017. Several others were injured. See how more politicians responded to the shooting.

'Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible'

This Trump missive came three days after former
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This Trump missive came three days after former FBI Director James Comey, whom he fired, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017. Comey revealed that he gave an unclassified memo he wrote to a friend to share with The New York Times, hoping it would prompt the appointment of a special counsel. On June 9, Trump tweeted about the hearing, "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!"

'I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray ... to be the new Director of the FBI'

See our primer on Christopher Wray.
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See our primer on Christopher Wray.

'Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!'

Trump took credit for severed diplomatic and commercial
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Trump took credit for severed diplomatic and commercial ties between four Arab Gulf nations and Qatar on June 6, 2017, while reinforcing his first trip abroad as president. His comments came a day after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, saying it supports terror groups. Trump posted two more tweets on the issue on the morning of June 6, detailed here. Qatar's top diplomat repeatedly denied that his country funded extremists and terrorist groups on June 8.

'The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban'

The morning of June 5, 2017, brought this
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The morning of June 5, 2017, brought this tweetstorm in which Trump doubled down on the term "travel ban" -- his aides have resisted calling it that amid legal challenges -- and criticized his Justice Department for defending "the watered down, politically correct version" that he signed.

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'We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!'

Trump used his initial response on Saturday, June
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Trump used his initial response on Saturday, June 3, 2017, to the latest London attacks to promote his travel ban that has been blocked by the courts. The assault on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market ultimately killed eight people, with the three attackers shot dead by police.

The president followed up the tweet with this one minutes later with a more traditional response: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!"

'Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ???'

Trump had some fun on Wednesday, May 31,
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Trump had some fun on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, after his mysterious late-night tweet which said "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." The tweet, which was deleted after several hours, generated hilarity on Twitter.

'The U.S. Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately'

Trump appears to be suggesting that the 60-vote
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Trump appears to be suggesting that the 60-vote threshold for Senate legislative filibusters be removed. In April Senate Republicans used the "nuclear option" to lower the number of votes needed to break filibusters for Supreme Court nominees from 60 to 51 to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed.

'We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany'

Trump renewed his criticism of Germany after Chancellor
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Trump renewed his criticism of Germany after Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested that her country needs to take a more independent stance on the world stage. After Trump's visit to Europe, she said "we in Europe have to take our fate into our own hands." Head here for more on Trump and Merkel's down-and-up relationship.

Many 'leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies'

After a notably non-combative period on Twitter during
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After a notably non-combative period on Twitter during his first trip abroad in office, the president returned to the fray with tweets on many fronts on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

'I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!'

This is a reference to the Paris Agreement,
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This is a reference to the Paris Agreement, the landmark 2015 global climate deal. Trump's views are "evolving" and he is "more knowledgeable" on the issue after in-person talks with fellow world leaders during his foreign trip as president, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said on May 26, 2017. Trump announced his withdrawal of the United States from the deal on June 1.

'This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!'

This is a reference to the Paris Agreement,
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Trump: No special counsel during Clinton campaign, Obama administration

President Trump responded on Twitter on Thursday morning,
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President Trump responded on Twitter on Thursday morning, May 18, 2017, to the Justice Department's Wednesday appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible links between Russia and Trump campaign associates. A replacement tweet correcting the spelling of "counsel" went up a few hours later.

'I have the absolute right' to share information with Russia

Trump posted this two-part explanation on Tuesday, May
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Trump posted this two-part explanation on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, following the revelation that he shared classified information during an Oval Office meeting with two Russian diplomats the week before. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster defended Trump's actions as "wholly appropriate."

Trump posted this two-part explanation on Tuesday, May
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'Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations'

Trump tweeted this warning to James Comey on
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Trump tweeted this warning to James Comey on Friday, May 12, 2017, three days after firing him as FBI director. Lawmakers have called on Trump to release any tapes.

'It is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!'

Trump tweeted this warning to James Comey on
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Trump suggests canceling press briefings 'for the sake of accuracy???'

Trump tweeted this warning to James Comey on
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'Russia must be laughing up their sleeves' as 'U.S. tears itself apart ...'

Trump tweeted this warning to James Comey on
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'Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved'

Trump tweeted this warning to James Comey on
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'When things calm down, they will be thanking me!'

The president posted a series of tweets about
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The president posted a series of tweets about James Comey on Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017, after he ousted the FBI director the day before. Trump told reporters that he fired Comey "because he wasn't doing a good job."

'Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job'

The president posted a series of tweets about
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'The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey'

The president posted a series of tweets about
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Trump fires FBI director, goes after 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer'

This Trump tweet followed his abrupt firing of
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This Trump tweet followed his abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Comey revealed to a House panel in late March that the FBI was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign. Schumer said at a Tuesday night news conference that refusing to appoint an independent special counsel to the case, amid Comey's firing, would lead to increased suspicions of a "cover-up."

'The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax'

This Trump tweet followed his abrupt firing of
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Media tried 'to make the Republican Healthcare victory look as bad as possible'

This Trump tweet followed his abrupt firing of
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Obamacare 'is dead'

The House passed a revised version of the
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The House passed a revised version of the revived American Health Care Act with a 217-213 vote on May 4, 2017. The bill, which would replace the Affordable Care Act, faces an uncertain fate in the Senate, but its approval in the House gives Trump a legislative win.

'FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton'

Trump removed FBI Director James Comey from office
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Trump removed FBI Director James Comey from office a week after this tweet and its continuation below.

'Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?'

Trump removed FBI Director James Comey from office
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'We need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!'

Trump removed FBI Director James Comey from office
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'Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!'

Trump removed FBI Director James Comey from office
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Andrew Jackson foresaw the Civil War 'and was angry'

Trump doubled down with this tweet after his
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Trump doubled down with this tweet after his remarks on why the Civil War happened aired on May 1, 2017. "People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?" Trump said in an interview with The Washington Examiner that aired on Sirius XM radio. Trump said that President Andrew Jackson, whom he admires, "was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said, 'There's no reason for this.'" Jackson died in 1845, 16 years before the war began in 1861.

'The Democrats want to shut government if we don't bail out Puerto Rico ...'

Trump doubled down with this tweet after his
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'See you in the Supreme Court!'

Trump responded on Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017,
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Trump responded on Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017, after a judge blocked his executive order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick used Trump's words against him as he knocked down the immigration order, just like two other judges have done recently.

'We will not stand for this. Watch!'

The president has railed against Canada's change to
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The president has railed against Canada's change to its domestic milk pricing policy. Trump's tweet followed his administration's move the day before on April 24, 2017, to impose a tariff averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber imported from Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned on April 25 that the two countries could suffer a "thickening" border.

Eventually Mexico will pay 'in some form, for the badly needed border wall'

The president has railed against Canada's change to
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Border wall 'will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members'

The president has railed against Canada's change to
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Trump: 'Economic growth enhances environmental protection'

The president issued this tweet on Earth Day.
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The president issued this tweet on Earth Day. In another tweet that day, he said, "We stand committed to preserving the natural beauty of our nation."

Trump calls first 100 days a 'ridiculous standard'

The president issued this tweet on Earth Day.
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'Why would I call China a currency manipulator,' Trump asks

The Trump administration declined to label China a
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The Trump administration declined to label China a currency manipulator on April 14, 2017, marking one of the sharpest major reversals of his presidency so far. Trump repeatedly called China a manipulator during his campaign and said he would take the action as soon as he took office. The North Korea issue is one reason he gave for the change, as seen in this April 16 tweet. He also told The Wall Street Journal that he'd decided that China hadn't recently been manipulating its currency recently after all.

'Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia'

The Trump administration declined to label China a
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'I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea'

The Trump administration declined to label China a
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