President Donald Trump uses Twitter to break news, feud with critics and even conduct diplomacy. It can be hard to keep up with the prolific 45th president — so we're keeping track of @realDonaldTrump's latest noteworthy tweets.
They include his call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the "Rigged Witch Hunt," a prediction about the demise of the news media, his statement that "Collusion is not a crime," his denial about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower and an all-caps warning to the Iranian president.
With Newsday staff and The Associated Press
Trump calls for Sessions to 'stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now'
The president called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference on Aug. 1, 2018. Sessions recused himself from the probe last year.
'The Fake News Media,' Trump predicts, 'will be gone!' in 7 years
The president tweeted on July 31, 2018, that by the time he is no longer in office, the news media "will be gone!"
Trump comes out against '3-D Plastic Guns'
After this tweet, a judge blocked the imminent online release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns with a temporary restraining order on July 31, 2018.
'Collusion is not a crime,' and the only collusion was by Democrats
Trump alleges he and Mueller 'had a very nasty & contentious business relationship'
Trump's Twitter attack on special counsel Robert Mueller on July 29, 2018, included the allegation that they "had a very nasty & contentious business relationship." "That apparently refers to a dispute over fees at Trump's Virginia golf club," Newsday's The 1600 wrote.
Trump raises possibility of government shutdown over the Wall
Trump alchemy: 'Fake News' has become 'Enemy of the People'
A.G. Sulzberger said in a statement that he took the meeting primarily "to raise concerns about the president's deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric," and told Trump "that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous."
The New York Times publisher said he told Trump that while his "fake news" phrase "is untrue and harmful, I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists 'the enemy of the people.' I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence," Sulzberger said in his response to Trump's tweet later on July 29, 2018.
Trump on consequences of crossing the border illegally
President Trump's warning of consequences came three days after the government said July 26, 2018, that it had reunited more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border with parents and sponsors. That includes 1,442 children ages 5 and older reunified with parents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, and 378 released "in other appropriate circumstances," including to other sponsors, the Justice Department said in a court filing. But 711 children remain separated, the filing said.
'The U.S. Economy grew at the amazing rate of 4.1%!'
A growth rate of 4.1 percent is notably high for the United States.
'I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr.'
Could Trump's tweets put him in legal jeopardy?
Above on Friday, July 27, 2018, the president denied knowing in advance about the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that his son Donald Trump Jr., campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner attended with a Russian lawyer. Trump's campaign had been told the lawyer had dirt on Hillary Clinton to share.
Important backdrop: CNN reported Thursday that Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, claims that Trump knew in advance about the meeting -- and that he was willing to share that information with special counsel Robert Mueller. Also Thursday: The New York Times reported that Mueller is scrutinizing Trump tweets and negative statements from him about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey. He is investigating the tweets and other presidential actions as a possible obstruction case, the Times reported.
On Russia: 'They definitely don’t want Trump!'
'Tariffs are the greatest!'
This Trump tweet of July 24, 2018, brings together key trade themes -- the idea that the United States has been treated unfairly, that of the "piggy bank" and that tariffs are the way to go. It exudes optimism, but on the same day the Trump administration announced it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to help farmers and ranchers hurt by foreign retaliation to his tariffs.
Trump to Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN' or else
Employing confrontational rhetoric reminiscent of his "fire and fury" words to North Korea, President Trump fired off this all-caps warning to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on July 22, 2018. It followed a speech by Rouhani in Tehran in which he warned that Americans "must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace," state television reported.
Trump finds it 'inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client'
Trump responded here to the disclosure of a secret recording made by his then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, of their conversation before the presidential election about a potential payment for ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal's account of having an affair with Trump. "The transaction that Michael is talking about on the tape never took place," Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said.
The recording was first reported by The New York Times the day before Trump's tweet on July 20, 2018. Trump's first sentence refers to the FBI's raids of Cohen's office, home and hotel room in April.
Putin and 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' in one tweet
On Putin: 'We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match'
Pre-Putin summit, Trump criticizes 'many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity'
President Trump tweeted these words before his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki later on July 16, 2018. "We agree," Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded.
Trump tweets about resignation of scandal-plagued EPA chief
'I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!'
'SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!'
Trump says immediately return illegal immigrants 'with no Judges or Court Cases'
On June 24, 2018, the president argued that immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally should not get due process. In the next sentence he referred to "Law and Order."
These tweets came four days after he signed an executive order halting the separation of children from parents when they are detained illegally crossing the border, following an uproar.
Trump distills his view of 'strong borders' and the apparent alternative
Democrats want illegal immigrants 'to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13'
'The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration' rocks coalition
Trump says 'war games' move was his request
Trump is referring to his decision at the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to suspend a major military exercise with South Korea. His decision apparently came without consultations with the U.S. ally or the Pentagon.
President Trump praises his supporters — a minority of the country
On Comey: 'I did a great service to the people in firing him'
Trump tweeted these messages the morning after a much-anticipated report by the Justice Department watchdog landed on June 14, 2018. Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report sharply criticized former FBI Director James Comey for making "insubordinate" and "ad hoc" decisions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it "found no evidence that the conclusions by department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations."
FBI agent Peter Strzok had a leading role in the Clinton probe and helped steer the Russia investigation, but was removed from it in the summer of 2017 after his texts with FBI attorney Lisa Page were discovered. Strzok later told Congress that his "we'll stop" text was written in response to a series of events that included Trump insulting the Gold Star Khan family, and his presumption "based on that horrible, disgusting behavior" that Americans would not elect someone demonstrating that behavior as president. (C-SPAN has video of the Strzok hearing here.)
Speaking later on June 15, Trump declared that the report showed that the FBI "plotted against my election." He also claimed that it cleared him in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, though Horowitz did not address that.
Back from Singapore, 'the thought process must sadly go back to the Witch Hunt ...'
'There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea'
The bottom message here was the most noteworthy of President Trump's congratulatory tweets after his unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
'The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers'
Trump calls Trudeau 'Very dishonest & weak'
The G-7 summit in Canada ended in acrimony as President Trump - who left early - responded to remarks by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by attacking him and pulling back the United States' endorsement of the summit communique from Air Force One on June 9, 2018. (Read Trudeau's exact comments here.)
A Trudeau spokesman did not address Trump's insults in a statement, but noted, "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before -- both in public, and in private conversations with the President."
'So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave'
Nunes 'a true American Patriot the likes of which we rarely see in our modern day world'
Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, has been a close partisan ally of Trump as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which traditionally has operated in a more bipartisan fashion than under his tenure. California's primary was held on June 5, 2018, when Trump sent this tweet.
Trump blames Sessions for 'Russian Witch Hunt Hoax'
'The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!'
'I have the absolute right to PARDON myself,' Trump claims, but 'I have done nothing wrong'
This extraordinary assertion of presidential power on June 4, 2018, increased the stakes of the unfolding Mueller investigation, and the Trump team's response to it, even more. Legal scholars are split on whether the president could pardon himself -- something which has never been tested.
'Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning'
This tweet hinting at positive news in the monthly jobs report broke with longstanding protocol on the morning of June 1, 2018.
'Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today'
'Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia!'
Why Trump fired Comey matters greatly -- and in May 2017 he told NBC News' Lester Holt that "this Russia thing" was on his mind when he decided to fire the FBI director. Follow our project tracking notable departures from the Trump administration here.
Iger 'never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements' on ABC
After ABC canceled its hit show "Roseanne" for a racist tweet by star Roseanne Barr, President Trump used his Twitter platform not to comment on what she said, but to seek an apology to himself from Bob Iger, the CEO of ABC's parent company Disney. This post on May 30, 2018, was followed by another the next day that began, "Iger, where is my call of apology?"
Trump: Mueller probe 'will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections'
Trump has repeatedly referred to special counsel Robert Mueller's team as "13 Angry Democrats," though Mueller is a Republican. He served as FBI director from 2001 to 2013, during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Multiple lawyers on Mueller's team donated to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, before signing on for the assignment.
Trump, on Memorial Day, obscures focus on the fallen
President Trump said things you would expect a president to say on Memorial Day in 2018. He also said this.
'North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day'
Trump evokes the young and beautiful 'with stars in their eyes'
Trump urges end of 'horrible law' that's not a law
The "horrible law" Trump falsely referred to on May 26, 2018, is in fact a tactic increasingly being used by his own administration, after it recently announced a "zero-tolerance policy" in which it will press criminal charges against all people crossing the border illegally. As a result, more children are expected to be separated from their parents. Six hundred and fifty-eight children were separated from their parents at the border May 6-19 as the parents face charges, a Customs and Border Protection official said.
And on the next day, North Korea summit again a possibility
In Trump's world, little is set in stone.
'Sadly, I was forced to cancel the Summit Meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un'
President Trump canceled his June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this letter on May 24, 2018. The letter explaining his reasons was released well before this tweet was posted, at 12:18 p.m.
'Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State'
The president stepped up his attacks on investigators looking into ties between his campaign and Russia on May 23, 2018, as he continued to push his allegation that the FBI placed a spy in his campaign. The allegation stems from reports that the FBI used an outside informant, a Cambridge University professor, to meet with Trump campaign aides as part of the bureau's then-nascent probe on Russian election interference. In another tweet a short time later, Trump wrote, "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!"
Former FBI Director James Comey responded to Trump's claims with a tweet of his own. "Facts matter. The FBI's use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country," Comey wrote. "How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?"
'I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow ...'
This tweet landed like a bombshell on May 20, 2018, as President Trump -- who previously threatened to get involved in the Justice Department, which normally operates independently of the president -- pressured the DOJ at a new level. The post culminated a tweetstorm in which Trump railed against special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Trump's actions are being scrutinized in the probe -- and with this tweet he demanded an investigation of the investigators. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller, responded Sunday with a deflecting maneuver.
Trump commemorates anniversary of Mueller's appointment
'Too many jobs in China lost'
Here President Trump went to bat for Chinese jobs and a telecom company, ZTE, that was previously sanctioned by the Commerce Department for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran. The department also banned the shipment of American technology to ZTE for seven years and barred it from selling its products in the U.S. for the same amount of time.
Trump announces Pompeo en route with 3 freed Americans
This tweet was one of a series the president posted about the return of three Americans freed by North Korea. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured the prisoners' release in Pyongyang after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about the Trump-Kim summit, and Trump and others welcomed them home with a still-of-the-night arrival ceremony at Joint Base Andrews. Trump thanked Kim for releasing the three men, and said he believes Kim wants to reach an agreement on denuclearization.
'The Iran Deal is defective at its core'
On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced one of his weightiest foreign policy decisions to date, announcing the United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. "The United States no longer makes empty threats. When I make promises, I keep them," Trump says in this highlights video posted on Twitter. It contains music that you may find dissonant, or a call to arms.
Trump acknowledges reimbursing Cohen $130,000 for Daniels payment
Here the president changed course on May 3, 2018, after denying any knowledge of a $130,000 payment by his lawyer Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Trump acknowledged reimbursing the $130,000 to Cohen, revealing that he had paid him "a monthly retainer," and saying that the nondisclosure agreement with Daniels (a.k.a. Stephanie Clifford) "was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair." The tweets came the morning after Trump's new personal attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, disclosed in a Fox News interview Wednesday that Trump had reimbursed Cohen with money "funneled through a law firm."
Trump threatens 'to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!'
The backdrop to this tweet on May 2, 2018: a dispute between the Justice Department and pro-Trump House members demanding documents related to Mueller's probe. Trump's message echoes his unfounded claims that the presidential election was rigged against him -- and foreshadows his "I hereby demand" tweet of May 20.
'It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened!'
The president gave an insight into his understanding of obstruction of justice on May 1, 2018, as he angrily protested a leaked list of questions that special counsel Robert Mueller may want to ask him, which were published by The New York Times. Trump called the leak "So disgraceful" in a tweet earlier that morning.
President says he supports congressional term limits
Trump proposes, sort of, site for summit with Kim: 'Just asking!'
'The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is DEAD as we know it'
'KOREAN WAR TO END!'
These tweets followed a memorable and possibly breakthrough moment between the leaders of the two Koreas on April 27, 2018, as they shook hands across the border, and then, their hands still clasped, North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un stepped into the South. He became the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War was an active conflict. (It stopped with an armistice in 1953, with the rival nations technically remaining at war.) Hands still held, Kim and Moon stepped into the North, then returned to the South for their summit.
The countries agreed to jointly push for talks in 2018 with the United States and potentially China to officially end the war.
In a later tweet, Trump highlighted "the great help that my good friend, President Xi of China, has given to the United States, particularly at the Border of North Korea."
'Thank you Kanye, very cool!'
In which Mr. West and Mr. Trump show each other Twitter love. In a tweet two days later, the president wrote, "Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community - Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades - Legacy Stuff!"
'Heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush'
The president chose not to attend the former first lady's funeral in Houston, sending his wife in his stead. Trump did not attend "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service," the White House said. In another tweet, Trump said his "thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family."
Trump: NYT seeking 'to destroy Michael Cohen' and our relationship, hoping he will 'flip'
With Michael Cohen under scrutiny by federal prosecutors, Trump raised the possibility that his longtime personal lawyer would "flip" in this series of tweets on April 21, 2018. The president made the case that "Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble," even if that means lying.
'The Special Council was established based on an illegal act?'
This late Friday-night tweet from Mar-a-Lago, which came a day after the release of former FBI Director James Comey's memos about his interactions with the president, appeared aimed at undermining special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Comey has testified that he asked a friend to share the content of a memo with a reporter, hoping that would prompt the appointment of a special counsel. (The friend read parts of the memo to a New York Times reporter, according to the paper.) Comey's memos were unclassified, with some portions blacked out as classified.
'North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site'
This tweet heralded "very good news for North Korea and the World," as North Korea announced the suspension of nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches, before summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who said in 2017 that his country had completed its nuclear forces, said it has reached the level where it no longer needs underground testing or to test launch ICBMs. He also said it would close the nuclear testing facility at Punggye-ri. Notably, it was already believed to have been rendered unusable because of tunnel collapses after North Korea tested its most powerful bomb yet last year.
'So General Michael Flynn’s life can be totally destroyed ...'
'Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week'
Trump confirmed the top-secret meeting between the CIA director and North Korean leader in this tweet on April 18, 2018, but his time reference is off. Mike Pompeo visited North Korea over Easter weekend, The Washington Post reported -- so a few weeks before Trump's tweet.
Comey 'was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation'
This tweet on April 18, 2018, contradicts what Trump told NBC News last May, when he said that "this Russia thing" (which he deemed "a made-up story") was on his mind when he decided to fire James Comey.
'They call him a Spy, but I am more a Spy than he is'
'Employment is up, Taxes are DOWN. Enjoy!'
A succinct Trumpian pitch on April 17, 2018 -- Tax Day.
Trump says Comey should go to jail
Trump tweeted five broadsides against his nemesis Comey on April 15, 2018, including these where he says the former FBI director should go to jail, and claims that Comey "wanted a job" from Hillary Clinton. Comey was serving a 10-year term as the bureau's director at the time.
In a tweet not shown here, he wrote, "I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His "memos" are self serving and FAKE!" Comey says that Trump asked him for his personal loyalty in a one-on-one dinner at the White House soon after the president took office.
In the final post, Trump tried out a new moniker -- "Slippery James Comey" -- saying he "will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Comey's first interview since his firing aired on ABC that night, in which he called Trump "morally unfit to be president."
'Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!'
Trump's declaration of "Mission Accomplished!" in U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria with this tweet on April 14, 2018, recalled the last Republican president, George W. Bush. He famously stood in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner on an aircraft carrier in May 2003 as he declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq. That turned out to be very premature, as the war continued for many years, with the banner becoming a symbol of U.S. misjudgments and mistakes in the conflict. For his part, Bush disavowed any connection with the "Mission Accomplished" message in October 2003.
'McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey!!'
'It was my great honor to fire James Comey!'
President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. The first news reports on the contents of Comey's memoir "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" -- which has scathing characterizations of Trump -- came out on April 12, 2018. Like clockwork, the president fired back on Twitter the next morning.
Trump on 'historically cooperative, disciplined approach' to Mueller
Trump indicated that he would stay the course with the Mueller investigation with this tweet on April 12, 2018 -- a much calmer approach than he took earlier in the week.
'If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December ... I would have fired him'
'Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man'
Trump gives a heads-up on missiles to Syria: 'Get ready Russia'
The 45th president covered an incredible amount of ground in these Russia-focused tweets over the span of a few hours on the morning of April 11, 2018. The main headline was his quote to "Get ready Russia" for missiles headed to Syria. But his statement that the United States' relationship with Russia is worse than ever, including during the Cold War, was perhaps more eye-catching. So too was his question: "Stop the arms race?"
Trump hedged on his Syria plans the very next day, tweeting, "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!"
Trump 'Very thankful' for Xi's kind words, enlightenment
'Attorney–client privilege is dead!'
Trump tweeted these messages on April 10, 2018, on the morning after federal investigators with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan raided the office, home and hotel room of his longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Cohen's own attorney said the move was partly based on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump called Mueller's Russia investigation "an attack on our country in a true sense," responding on camera as he met with the nation's top military brass in the White House on April 9. He has called the Mueller probe of Russia's election meddling a witch hunt many times.
'President Xi and I will always be friends ...'
This declaration on April 8, 2018, was made amid an intense trade conflict between the two powers.
'Rent was about market rate, travel expenses OK'
Trump staunchly defended his EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, amid burgeoning scandals on April 7, 2018 -- including his high security costs, and an unusual arrangement in which he rented a Capitol Hill condominium tied to a fossil fuels lobbyist for $50 a night. The president's backing came with a White House review of Pruitt's ethical conduct underway.
'Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building)'
Trump posted this tweet about a fire at his eponymous New York City tower on April 7, 2018, shortly after it was initially reported as under control -- and before the news that a resident died in the blaze.
President Trump copy edits The Washington Post
Trump casually denigrates 'Cheatin' Obama'
This April 3, 2018, tweet is notable for the casual way the 45th president denigrates the 44th as "Cheatin' Obama."
'A whole big wasted procedure must take place'
'NO MORE DACA DEAL!'
Trump began Easter Sunday morning on Twitter in a positive way. That changed an hour and a half later, as he seemingly closed the door on a deal for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A deal wasn't close. His statement, "These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA," in reference to the caravan of migrants making their way through Mexico toward the United States, is chronologically impossible, as DACA recipients must have lived continuously in the U.S. since 2007 to be eligible for the program and protected from deportation.
'I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service ...'
And with that, Trump fired another member of his Cabinet, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. His choice to replace him: White House doctor and Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who has served as the physician to the president since 2013. Chief of Staff John Kelly informed Shulkin of his dismissal before Trump made the announcement, a White House official said.
Trump: 'Good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity'
'We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!'
In a fact-check/civics lesson, The Associated Press was compelled to point out that "the Supreme Court, while shaped by political changes, is the unelected branch of government that can't be held by any party."
McMaster 'has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend'
And with that, Trump made another change to his team of key advisers, naming former UN Ambassador and noted war hawk John Bolton as his third national security adviser on March 22, 2018.
Trump: Biden 'would go down fast and hard, crying all the way'
Trump responded forcefully two days after former Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd in Miami, "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him" for disrespecting women. The Democrat cited Trump's infamous "Access Hollywood" tape comments from 2005 as he made his remark at a University of Miami rally against sexual assault on March 20, 2018, with the Republican firing back on the morning of March 22.
'I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him' on victory
Trump asks why Mueller team has 'Zero Republicans?'
Special counsel Robert Mueller is a Republican. This tweet and another earlier that weekend were the first times Trump directly named Mueller on Twitter, leading some Republican lawmakers to pre-emptively call for the special counsel to remain in place.
McCabe's firing 'A great day for Democracy'
The president commented a few hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, two days before his retirement date. Sessions did so on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials and before an inspector general's report on McCabe -- who fired back that the move "is part of this administration's ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the special counsel investigation, which continue to this day."
'Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!'
And with that, Trump fired the secretary of state on March 13, 2018. Track notable departures from the Trump White House and administration here.
'There is no Chaos, only great Energy!'
'There is no Chaos, only great Energy!'
'Our jobs and wealth are being given to other countries ...'
This Trump tweet is notable because it brings together several of his key themes.
Trump on when 'trade wars are good, and easy to win'
Trump served up a novel approach to trade wars on Twitter on March 2, 2018, the morning after he announced his administration would be putting into place big tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The European Union promised to retaliate against American exports if Trump follows through. "Make no mistake: If the President goes through with this, it will kill American jobs -- that's what every trade war ultimately does," Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) responded in a statement. "So much losing."
Trump calls Sessions move 'DISGRACEFUL!'
Trump turned up the heat yet again on Attorney General Jeff Sessions in this tweet on Feb. 28, 2018. But this time Sessions pushed back, saying his department had taken the appropriate step, and insisting he would "continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor." Side note: Contrary to Trump's framing, lawyers from the inspector general's office are part of the Department of Justice and can and often do refer matters for prosecution.
'Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly'
Trump is right that he didn't say the exact words "give teachers guns" at a White House listening session on school shootings on Feb. 21, 2018 - but he did raise the idea of arming some teachers and coaches with concealed guns. He made the comments as he met with students, families and school administrators affected by school shootings, including six students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting one week before.
'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow'
'The results of the election were not impacted'
'No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school'
Trump says Democrats 'decided not to do anything about DACA' before it existed
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was introduced through executive action by President Barack Obama in 2012.
Trump on what 'Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands' after 'humiliating defeat'
'Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown'
Trump celebrated on Monday night, Jan. 22, 2018, as he and Republicans emerged as the winners of a standoff with Democrats after a three-day, partial government shutdown.
Trump: My language 'was tough, but this was not the language used'
The president tweeted this denial on Jan. 12, 2018, after an Oval Office meeting with senators the day before in which he questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the conversation. What Trump specifically denied came in a follow-up tweet that said in part, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said "take them out." Made up by Dems."
Trump on 'More great news as a result of historical Tax Cuts and Reform'
This is true. The president's tweet included a CNBC video about the news which is not shown in the screenshot here.
Trump calls himself 'a very stable genius'
'The Mercer Family recently dumped ... Sloppy Steve Bannon'
Trump: Wolff book 'Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist'
The book Trump mentions is Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," which caused a furor before its release, including for the criticisms it laid out from former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, referred to here as "Sloppy Steve."
Trump: My nuclear button is 'much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works'
Trump doesn't have a nuclear button. He also didn't get Kim's quote right. Kim actually said "The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table" in his New Year's address.
'Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time'
The president tweeted this on Jan. 2, 2018, after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a rare diplomatic overture to South Korea in his New Year's address, leading to warmer relations between the two countries. Note the Trumpian uses of his derisive nickname for Kim and his statement that "we will see!" what happens in the future.
Trump on Iran: 'TIME FOR CHANGE!'
Wishing 'friends, supporters, enemies, haters,' even Fake News Media Happy New Year
Trump on tax bill terminating the Obamacare individual mandate
The individual mandate repeal takes effect in 2019.
Trump on signing 'the largest TAX CUTS and reform in the history of our country'
Trump's tax cuts are far from the biggest in American history. However, the tax bill he signed is the first major tax overhaul since 1986.
'Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory'
Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on his upset victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate race on Dec. 12, 2017. Trump urgently endorsed Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations, but Jones became the first Democrat elected to the Senate in Alabama in a quarter century.
'It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel'
After Comey 'running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters - worst in History!'
'I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn'
Trump on why he fired Michael Flynn
In this tweet on Dec. 2, 2017, Trump appeared to acknowledge that he knew Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI when he fired his national security adviser in February. The president's personal attorney, John Dowd, told ABC News that he drafted the tweet but called it "sloppy."
Trump tells Theresa May what to focus on
This Trump tweet to British Prime Minister Theresa May responded to a rebuke from her spokesman that he was wrong to retweet three anti-Muslim videos on Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, 2017. The president set off a furor when he shared inflammatory videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the fringe British political group Britain First, which purported to show violence being committed by Muslims. The group regularly posts such videos without context or supporting information. One of the tweets falsely said that a "Muslim migrant" beat up a Dutch boy when the young perpetrator was actually a Dutch native, an AP fact check found. May said Thursday "that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do." White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump's posts, saying he wants to "promote strong borders and strong national security," while Fransen quickly thanked Trump on Twitter.
Trump on 'The only people who don't like the Tax Cut Bill'
'Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser ...'
'Big win today in the House for GOP Tax Cuts and Reform'
Trump celebrated the House's passage of a sweeping tax overhaul -- his top priority -- on Nov. 16, 2017. He congratulated the House in an earlier tweet, calling it "a big step toward fulfilling our promise to deliver historic TAX CUTS for the American people by the end of the year!"
'Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old" ...'
Trump to 'haters and fools': 'Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing'
This tweet challenging his critics on Russia shortly followed one on what Trump called "Good discussions on Syria" that he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Vietnam. They spoke informally several times at the summit and approved a statement on Syria.
'Congratulations to all of the ”DEPLORABLES” ...'
President Trump marked the one-year anniversary of his election win over Hillary Clinton in this tweet on Nov. 8, 2017.
Bergdahl decision 'a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military'
Trump responded forcefully to a military judge's decision on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, to give no prison time to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Several of his comrades were killed while searching for him. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban, who tortured him, and was brought home as part of a prisoner exchange. The judge's action included giving a dishonorable discharge to Bergdahl and reducing his rank to private.
'The real story on Collusion is in Donna B's new book'
Trump urged the Justice Department and FBI to investigate his former presidential rival in this string of morning tweets on Nov. 3, 2017. He argued in one tweet, "The real story on Collusion is in Donna B's new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!" Trump referred to a book excerpt by Donna Brazile, the Democratic National Committee's former interim leader, that stated that Hillary Clinton's joint fundraising agreement with the DNC effectively gave her control of it. Her main challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders, signed his own agreement with the party months later. Brazile alleged she found proof that the primary was rigged for Clinton, but she walked back that claim on ABC's "This Week" on Nov. 5.
'SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!'
A day after authorities said a driver took a truck down a bike path in lower Manhattan -- ultimately killing eight people and injuring 12 -- Trump urged the death penalty for the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, on Nov. 1, 2017. He did so again on Nov. 2. It is highly unusual for a president to weigh in on the fate of a defendant before trial.
'Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped'
Trump tweeted before sunrise on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, hours after his administration's announcement that it would immediately stop subsidy payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act. He again urged Democrats to make a deal in one of his subsequent anti-Obamacare tweets later Friday. In another unilateral move on Obamacare on Oct. 12, Trump signed an executive order directing agencies to design health insurance plans offering lower premiums outside the requirements of the ACA.
Network news 'licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked'
'Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election'
Trump Twitter-attacked Tennessee's Sen. Bob Corker, who had taken a critical line toward the White House, in these tweets and a later one on Oct. 8, 2017. The prominent Republican lawmaker fired back by tweeting: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning." More context on Trump's contentions in these tweets: Corker considered the Iran nuclear deal badly flawed. And Corker's chief of staff said that Trump called Corker the week before to ask him to reconsider his decision to leave the Senate, and "reaffirmed that he would have endorsed him, as he has said many times."
'Warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims ... of the terrible Las Vegas shooting'
Hours after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences to the victims and their families on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a gunman opened fire from an upper floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel onto a crowd gathered for a country music festival on Sunday night, Oct. 1, 2017.
Tillerson 'is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man'
'Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan ...'
Trump slammed San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz in this tweetstorm on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, after she criticized his administration's response to Puerto Rico's hurricane devastation. As the island reeled from two hurricanes, she had begged for help the night before and directly asked Trump to take charge, saying, "We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency." The mayor tweeted in response to the president's criticism that the goal is "saving lives." Later on Saturday, Trump praised Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and others on Twitter.
'Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable'
Trump's calls to fire protesting players sparked a mass increase in demonstrations around the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, as more than 200 players knelt or sat during the national anthem. Other players, coaches and owners locked arms in a show of solidarity. The president responded with this afternoon tweet giving his approval of standing with locked arms while saying that "kneeling is not acceptable." He later retweeted a message calling for an NFL boycott.
Trump on protesting NFL players: 'Fire or suspend!'
Trump called for protesting NFL players to be fired or suspended on Sunday morning, Sept. 24, 2017, while suggesting that "fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country." The Trump vs. NFL conflict, building for a few days, reached a new level during the national anthem at games on Sunday.
'League should back U.S.'
'If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!'
This weekend tweet on North Korea's leadership was a "declaration of war," North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said two days later, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. He said North Korea has the right to self-defense and the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace. The White House said hours later "We have not declared war" on North Korea. The Trump administration, referring to the president's tweet, clarified it is not seeking to overthrow the North Korean government.
Trump: Fire NFL players who don't stand for national anthem
This two-part message on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, followed up on Trump's comments at a rally in Alabama the night before, when he said that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a [expletive] off the field right now. Out! He's fired," Trump said, to loud applause, as he campaigned for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange.
'Graham-Cassidy Bill is GREAT! Ends Ocare!'
Trump warns U.S. may 'have no choice but to totally destroy #NoKo'
If the United States "is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," Trump warned, in the top news from his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
'Asked him how Rocket Man is doing'
Trump deployed a new nickname with this tweet -- for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump declared two days later, in his debut speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
'These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard'
This Trump tweet after a London subway bombing on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, was quickly rebuked by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said, "I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation." Trump said he had been briefed on the explosion. The Associated Press later reported that the homemade bomb partially detonated, injuring 30 people. Trump also tweeted that day that his travel ban "should be far larger, tougher and more specific," and in another message said that "Our hearts & prayers go out to the people of London."
'The "deplorables" came back to haunt Hillary'
This is one of two Trump tweets posted about Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, the day after his 2016 rival's election memoir was published. On Sunday, Sept. 17, Trump retweeted an altered video clip that shows him striking and knocking over Clinton with a golf ball.
'Hurricane Irma is of epic proportion, perhaps bigger than we have ever seen'
Trump showed his preference for grand descriptions while relaying a public safety message in this tweet on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, as preparations were underway in Florida for the oncoming Hurricane Irma.
During DACA wind-down, 'you have nothing to worry about'
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said this reassuring tweet to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients came at her urging. Trump's message on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, came a day after he struck a deal with Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on a three-month debt limit increase.
If Congress doesn't act on DACA, 'I will revisit this issue!'
This Trumpian tweet on Tuesday night, Sept. 5, 2017, muddied the waters after the news earlier in the day that the administration was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, seen below.
'Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!'
This Trump tweet preceded the announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program "started under President Obama is being rescinded," on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Trump's decision gives Congress six months to come up with a solution before the end of the five-year-old program, which protects from deportation about 800,000 young people who came to the United States illegally as children. Sessions called DACA "an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws" and showed "disrespect for the legislative process" by the Obama administration.
'North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test'
Trump condemned the "rogue nation" of North Korea after it carried out its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Beyond calling the country's words and actions "very hostile and dangerous to the United States," he added, in his fifth and final tweet on the subject for the day, that the U.S. "is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea."
Trump claims 'first hand' look at Harvey's 'horror & devastation'
During his visit to Texas the day before this tweet, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, Trump kept his distance from Harvey damage, avoiding areas ravaged by the storm's flooding. He previously said he did not want to cause disruption with his trip.
'Wow - Now experts are calling #Harvey a once in 500 year flood!'
'I am pleased to inform you that I have just granted a full Pardon' to Arpaio
The president announced his pardon of former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast on Friday night, Aug. 25, 2017. Arpaio was convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt on July 31, after he prolonged patrols that profiled Latinos based on their perceived immigration status for 17 months after a judge ordered that they stop. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that with the pardon, Trump "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law." Trump stood by his decision in a news conference on Monday, Aug. 28, saying of Arpaio, "I think the people of Arizona who really know him best would agree with me."
Trump: My only problem with McConnell is 'he failed' on Obamacare
Trump criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in this tweet on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, weeks after Republicans' latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, amid an increasingly public feud with him. In messages earlier Thursday morning, Trump said McConnell and his House counterpart, Speaker Paul Ryan, face "a mess" on a debt ceiling deal because they didn't listen to him. Trump also challenged McConnell in tweets on Aug. 9 and Aug. 10.
'They are just wasting time!'
'I love the Great State of Arizona' but ...
'Fake News needs the competition!'
Thanks Steve Bannon
Trump tweeted these messages about Stephen Bannon on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, the day after his White House chief strategist left his administration. The economic nationalist and populist, who skirmished with other White House advisers he criticized as "moderates," told Bloomberg News he would be "going to war for Trump" on the outside -- and immediately rejoined Breitbart News as executive chairman.
'Be tough & strong, we love you!'
Trump on 'the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart'
Following a combative news conference two days prior, in which he attributed blame for Charlottesville violence to "both sides," Trump commented Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, on the removal of Confederate monuments.
'Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years ... No WH chaos!'
U.S. will not allow 'Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military'
Trump announced Wednesday, July 26, 2017, that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity," citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail."
'Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton'
Trump launched a fresh tirade Tuesday, July 25, 2017, against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling him "very weak" on Hillary Clinton and "leakers." Trump speculated aloud to allies about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who had recently spoken to the president.
'Big day for HealthCare'
Trump tweeted this message Tuesday, July 25, 2017, urging Republicans to "step up to the plate" for a crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain returning to the Capitol to cast his first vote since being diagnosed with brain cancer.
'The Dems are obstructionists but the Republicans can have a great victory'
'The Dems scream death as OCare dies!'
'Even a dinner arranged ... is made to look sinister!'
Trump responds to news reports of a 'secret dinner' with Putin
'The Senate must go to a 51 vote majority instead of current 60 votes'
Trump after latest health care setback: 'We will return!'
Trump tweeted this message on Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, after two more Republican senators came out against an immediate-repeal-and-replace Obamacare bill late Monday, leading to the collapse of the GOP legislation. He struck an optimistic note with "We will return!," then added in another tweet minutes later, "As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!"
'Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended'
With this tweet on Monday, July 17, 2017, Trump again defended the meeting his eldest son took in June 2016 for Kremlin-gathered dirt on his Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton -- and cast it as par-for-the-course. Donald Trump Jr. has said the brief meeting resulted in no compromising information.
'#Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!'
In which Trump uses a French hashtag
After his return from a two-day visit to Paris, President Trump tweeted this highly produced video -- and employed a French hashtag, #14juillet.
'I have very little time for watching T.V.'
Trump on what '''sources say" from the Fake Media' means
'He was open, transparent and innocent'
President Trump praised Donald Trump Jr. and defended him as a victim of "the greatest Witch Hunt in political history" on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, as he commented on the meeting that his eldest son took in June 2016 for Kremlin-gathered dirt on Hillary Clinton.
‘Senate Democrats … can’t win so all they do is slow things down & obstruct!’
On Ivanka sitting at G-20 event: ‘Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!’
The president tweeted this message after his daughter, Ivanka, was spotted sitting in her father's seat at an official G-20 event after he had left.
On Russian meddling in election: ‘I strongly pressed President Putin’
'So much for China working with us' on North Korea
'End this nonsense once and for all!'
'Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?'
Trump clotheslines CNN in wrestling video
Trump's targeting of CNN became more visceral in a video he tweeted on Sunday, July 2, 2017, which depicted him clotheslining a wrestling opponent with the network's logo superimposed over the man's face. CNN responded with a statement that accused the president of encouraging violence against reporters and said he is "involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office."
'My use of social media is not Presidential - it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL'
'I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN!'
'Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS.'
After Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," on Friday, June 30, 2017, said they worried about whether President Donald Trump is fit to run the country, Trump reacted on Twitter, calling the show "FAKE NEWS."
'She was bleeding badly from a face-lift'
Trump's two-part attack on "Morning Joe" cohost Mika Brzezinski on Thursday, June 29, 2017, came after she mocked him for putting himself on a fake Time magazine cover, and said he is "lying every day and destroying the country." The tweets generated wide backlash. Brzezinski and cohost Joe Scarborough said they attended the New Year's party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to ask for an interview with him.
'I just finished a great meeting with the Republican Senators' on health care
The backdrop for this Tuesday, June 27, 2017, tweet was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's delay of a vote on the Republican health care bill as he faced a revolt within his party over passing it.
'CNN had to retract big story on "Russia," with 3 employees forced to resign'
With this tweet on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Trump pounced on the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a Russia-related story that was retracted. The network accepted the resignations on Monday. A few more related tweets followed that morning, with Trump also calling NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times and The Washington Post "Fake News!"
'Great day for America's future Security and Safety'
The president tweeted this jubilant message after the Supreme Court said on Monday, June 26, 2017, that it would allow limited versions of Trump's 90-day ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries and his 120-day ban on refugees to take effect. Full arguments in the case will follow in October. Delve more into key issues around Trump's executive order here.
'Perhaps just let OCare crash & burn!'
'All they do is delay and complain'
'Unfair to Bernie!'
'Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal ...'
'Obama Administration knew far in advance' of Nov. 8 about election meddling
On Comey 'tapes': 'I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings'
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.)
On Russian meddling in election: 'It's all a big Dem HOAX!'
Trump suggested on Thursday, June 22, 2017, that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is "all a big Dem HOAX!" Four major U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the election to benefit Trump and that it was behind the hacking of Democratic email systems. Read their declassified assessment.
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.
CORRECTION: This entry has been updated to correct the number of U.S. intelligence agencies that have agreed on the two points cited above, including that Russia tried to influence the election to benefit Trump.
On special elections: We're '5 and O!'
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!'
'I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director ... Witch Hunt'
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 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.
Rep. Scalise, 'a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover'
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 FBI Director James Comey, whom he fired, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017. Comey revealed that he asked a friend to share the content of a memo with a reporter, hoping that would prompt the appointment of a special counsel. The friend read parts of the unclassified memo to a New York Times reporter, according to the Times.
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'
'Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!'
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 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.
'We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!'
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, 2017, after his mysterious late-night tweet that 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 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 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 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, 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!'
Trump: No special counsel during Clinton campaign, Obama administration
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 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."
'Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations'
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 suggests canceling press briefings 'for the sake of accuracy???'
'Russia must be laughing up their sleeves' as 'U.S. tears itself apart ...'
'Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved'
'When things calm down, they will be thanking me!'
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 Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey'
Trump fires FBI director, goes after 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer'
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'
Media tried 'to make the Republican Healthcare victory look as bad as possible'
Obamacare 'is dead'
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 a week after this tweet and its continuation below.
'Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?'
'We need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!'
'Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!'
Andrew Jackson foresaw the Civil War 'and was angry'
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 ...'
'See you in the Supreme Court!'
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 had done recently.
'We will not stand for this. Watch!'
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'
Border wall 'will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members'
Trump: 'Economic growth enhances environmental protection'
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'
'Why would I call China a currency manipulator,' Trump asks
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 been manipulating its currency recently after all.
'Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia'
'I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea'
If China doesn't help with N. Korea, 'we will solve the problem without them!'
'Congratulations to our great military ... in the Syria attack'
'Such amazing reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us'
'Mike Flynn should ask for immunity ... this is a witch hunt'
Trump urged Michael Flynn to "ask for immunity" on March 31, 2017, the day after Flynn's lawyer said he is discussing getting immunity from the House and Senate intelligence committees in exchange for being questioned in their investigations of possible contacts between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. Trump fired the national security adviser after Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador during the transition.
Trump attacks New York Times again, asks 'Change libel laws?'
Trump: 'We must fight' the Freedom Caucus and Democrats in 2018
The president attacked a powerful segment of his own party's House contingent, saying "We must fight them" in the 2018 election, in this remarkable tweet on March 30, 2017.
'The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as ObamaCare folds'
'House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory'
Trump: Freedom Caucus, other conservatives 'saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!'
Opposition from the Freedom Caucus, a group of hard-right House members, was key to the failure of the Republican health care bill. In his tweet on March 26, 2017, Trump also targeted two other influential conservative groups, the Club for Growth and The Heritage Foundation.
'ObamaCare will explode ...'
Trump tweeted this message on March 25, 2017, the morning after the first major legislative effort of his presidency -- a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act -- ended in failure because too many Republicans opposed it.
"We all learned a lot. We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process. We learned a lot about some very arcane rules in obviously both the Senate and in the House," Trump said.
Trump: Official approval for Keystone XL pipeline 'A great day for American jobs!'
'The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story ...'
'Must find leaker now!'
'I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel'
'Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO'
This tweet was a continuation of the one above.
'North Korea is behaving very badly'
'A budget that puts #AmericaFirst must make safety its no. 1 priority'
Trump's $1.1 trillion budget blueprint, released on March 16, 2017, would boost funding 10 percent for the Department of Defense and 6.8 percent for the Department of Homeland Security. It would make deep cuts to agencies including the Department of State -- which Trump wants to get 28.7 percent less funding -- and the Environmental Protection Agency, whose funding would be reduced by 31.4 percent. The blueprint is titled "America First." It's the first step in budget negotiations.
'Thank you Andrew Jackson!'
The 45th president visited the seventh president's Nashville home The Hermitage on March 15, 2017, to commemorate what would have been Andrew Jackson's 250th birthday. During his Nashville rally, Trump highlighted similarities between himself and Jackson -- another populist -- describing him as a fellow outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten worker and took on the Washington establishment. Trump called Jackson "one of our great presidents." Fun fact: He hung a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office after moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Trump on 'outcry' if Snoop Dogg 'had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama?'
The president fired back at the rapper on March 15, 2017, days after the release of a music video in which Snoop Dogg fires a toy gun at a clown dressed like Trump.
Does anyone believe a reporter ''went to his mailbox' and found my tax returns?'
Trump responded on March 15, 2017, to a report the night before on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" that broke news about his taxes in 2005. The pages from Trump's federal tax return were obtained by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, a tax expert, and show that Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying an effective tax rate of 24.5 percent. Johnston said he got the documents in the mail unsolicited. Trump never released his tax returns during the campaign.
'ObamaCare is imploding. It is a disaster and 2017 will be the worst year yet, by far!'
'I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the Drug Industry'
'Our wonderful new Healthcare Bill is now out'
'This is Nixon/Watergate'
'A NEW LOW!'
'This is McCarthyism!'
'Sad end to great show'
'Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong.'
'We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin.'
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer responded on Twitter: "Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in '03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you &your team?" He later tweeted, "And for the record, they were Krispy Kreme donuts."
'I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year'
'Big tax & regulation cuts coming!'
'Maybe the millions of people who voted ... should have their own rally'
'FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn't tell the truth'
'FBI is totally unable to stop the national security 'leakers''
Angry crowds 'planned out by liberal activists. Sad!'
'FAKE NEWS media is trying to say' that 'immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully'
'My statement as to what's happening in Sweden' was referring a story on Fox News
'The FAKE news media ... is the enemy of the American People!'
'I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it'
'The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out ... like candy'
'Was Obama too soft on Russia?'
'Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost'
Trump on 'This Russian connection non-sense'
'The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories'
Trump attacked the media in the wake of a New York Times report on intercepted phone calls between his senior campaign staffers and Russian intelligence officers. He did not directly deny the Times story, but a Kremlin spokesman did rebut such reports. This was one of a series of tweets Trump posted on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 2017; several of the others are seen above.
'The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise'
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting an "enforcement surge" that is targeting immigrants who are in the country illegally and have criminal records, officials say. Advocacy groups contend that the government has rounded up large numbers of people, though ICE says the effort is no different from previous enforcement actions.
'The great border WALL ... price will come WAY DOWN!'
'Our legal system is broken!'
'SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!'
President Trump quickly responded on Twitter, in all caps, to a federal appeals court's refusal to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations on Feb. 9, 2017.
'Sen. McCain should not be talking about the success or failure of a mission' to media
Arizona Sen. John McCain initially called the January raid in Yemen that resulted in multiple casualties, including the death of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, a "failure." On Feb. 7, 2017, he softened his stand in a statement as he said that while many objectives of the raid were met, "I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success."
Trump fired back on Feb. 9, 2017, in the three tweets here.
Trump highlights wide support in Europe for 'Trump-Style Travel Ban'
Read the NBC News story Trump cited here.
'Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom'
Donald Trump criticized Nordstrom for dropping his daughter's fashion line. The Seattle-based company said it made its decision on the basis of declining sales.
'I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia ...'
'Any negative polls are fake news ...'
A majority of Americans -- 53 percent -- oppose the travel restrictions imposed under Trump's executive order, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The order has since been halted by a judge.
'Bad people are very happy!'
'What is our country coming to ...'
'... The FAKE NEWS @nytimes is still lost!'
'Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban'
'We must keep "evil" out of our country!'
'France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.'
'Thank you to Prime Minister of Australia ...'
'Iran is playing with fire'
'Schwarzenegger did a really bad job as Governor of California'
'I will study this dumb deal!'
This tweet on Feb. 1, 2017, followed a Washington Post report about Trump's tense call the weekend before with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. As the leaders discussed an Obama administration agreement to take in 1,250 refugees from an Australian detention center, the new president accused the strong U.S. ally of seeking to export the "next Boston bombers," according to the Post.
'Hope you like my nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch'
Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a prime-time announcement from the White House on Jan. 31, 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Gorsuch's addition would again give conservatives a 5-4 majority on the court.
'A lot of bad dudes out there!'
'Where was all the outrage ... when our jobs were fleeing our country?'
'Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers'
'There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists ...'
'Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning.'
Delays were from 'protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.'
Our country needs 'strong borders,' 'extreme vetting'
Somebody should buy 'failing' New York Times
'If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall ...'
'Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning ... now calling President Obama a weak leader'
'... We will build the wall!"
'Peaceful protests are a hallmark of democracy'
'Why didn't these people vote?'
'Wow, television ratings just out'
'... The day the people became the rulers of this nation again'
'Getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C.'
'Looking forward to a speedy recovery for George and Barbara Bush...'
'With all the jobs I am bringing back into the U.S. (even before taking office)'
'I believe the people are seeing "big stuff'"
'John Lewis...boycotted Bush 43 [inauguration]'
Lewis "thought it would be hypocritical"
'They are rigged just like before'
'Celebrate MLK Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for'
'Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC'
'John Lewis should spend more time helping and fixing his district...'
'The "Unaffordable" Care Act will soon be history!"
'Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives...'
'What are Hillary Clinton's people complaining about...'
'My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days!'
'.@CNN is in a total meltdown'
'Russia has never tried to use leverage over me'
Unsubstantiated report Russia has compromising info 'FAKE NEWS'
'Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood'
Streep a 'Hillary flunky who lost big'
'Just more very dishonest media!'
"Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing..."
Trump: Hacking of DNC discussed because loss by Dems was 'so big'"
'The ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got 'swamped''
'The Democrats ... know how bad ObamaCare is'
'Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies'
'The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability'
'Actually, we will always be trying to DTS'
The "someone" Trump threw shade at here is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who said in an NPR interview that aired the day before, on Dec. 21, 2016, that Trump "doesn't want to use" the phrase "Drain the swamp" anymore.
Trump on how he 'would have done even better in the election'
Trump: Bill Clinton 'doesn't know much'
Trump responded on Twitter on Dec. 20, 2016, after former President Bill Clinton was quoted in a Westchester County newspaper saying that Trump "doesn't know much" but understands "how to get angry, white men to vote for him."
Trump on Clinton campaign: 'They focused on wrong states'
This tweet continued the point that Trump began above.
'Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election'
Trump thanked his supporters on Dec. 19, 2016, after his election victory was formalized in the Electoral College.
'We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back'
Trump tweeted this on Dec. 17, 2016, a few hours after the news that China had agreed to return an U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider that it seized in the South China Sea two days before. China said it took it to ensure the safe navigation of passing ships.
Trump goes into 'unpresidented' waters
Trump initially misspelled "unprecedented" as "unpresidented," leading to a trending hashtag. The tweet with the correct spelling went up 87 minutes later.
Trump says his move to White House isn't complex
Person of the Year title 'a great honor'
Trump makes his secretary of state pick official
He announced his selection of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state on Dec. 13, 2016.
'I will hold a press conference in the near future'
Trump previously pledged to hold "a major news conference" on Dec. 15, 2016. The last news conference he held was on July 27, 2016.
Trump's response to probes of Russia election interference
Trump praises a top contender for secretary of state
Trump, a 'Celebrity Apprentice' executive producer, accuses CNN of 'FAKE NEWS'
Trump remains an executive producer on NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice," debuting Jan. 2, 2017, a spokeswoman for "Apprentice" creator Mark Burnett confirmed. Trump said that he will not devote any time to the show in another tweet on Saturday, Dec.10, 2016. He also substituted the above tweet with one that corrected his spelling of "ridiculous."
Trump tweets 'a very interesting read'
Trump: Union president Chuck Jones 'has done a terrible job representing workers'
Trump attacked Chuck Jones, the president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, on Twitter on Dec. 7, 2016, after Jones said that Trump lied about the number of jobs being saved at Carrier Corp. in Indiana. Trump told workers at the Indianapolis factory on Dec. 1, 2016, that more than 1,100 jobs were being saved. But only 800 factory jobs once set to go to Mexico are being saved, a Carrier spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post.
Trump goes after Boeing about new Air Force One
"The plane is totally out of control. It's going to be over $4 billion for Air Force One program, and I think it's ridiculous," Trump told reporters in Manhattan's Trump Tower on the same day, Dec. 6, 2016. The Air Force said it has budgeted $2.7 billion for the program, but expects that number to change. Boeing said in a statement that it has a $170 million government contract to "help determine the capabilities of these complex military aircraft that serve the unique requirements of the president of the United States."
Trump: The press doesn't 'cover me accurately & honorably'
'Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency'?
Part 2 of Trump's Twitter critique of China
'The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency'
Trump tweeted on Dec. 2, 2016, about his phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen -- which broke with U.S. foreign policy going back to 1979.
'I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus' on presidency
Trump rolled out a series of tweets on the morning of Nov. 30, 2016, to announce he will be leaving his "great business in total," and be completely removed from its operations, so he can focus on the presidency. He said he wished to eliminate any appearances of a conflict of interest with his businesses. A senior adviser told reporters that Trump's three oldest children would run his company, but would not otherwise detail the plans, adding that more information will be provided at a mid-December news conference.
'We will keep our companies and jobs in the U.S. Thanks Carrier'
Trump tweeted Nov. 29, 2016, about a deal he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence reached with Carrier Corp. to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump spent much of his campaign pledging to keep companies like Carrier from moving jobs overseas. Pence is finishing his term as Indiana's governor.
'Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag'
This tweet, issued early on Nov. 29, 2016, is a direct conflict with free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. In 1989 the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is "expressive conduct" protected by the First Amendment.
'The Great State of Michigan was just certified as a Trump WIN'
Trump's negotiating stance on relations with Cuba
Trump: 'I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally'
The president-elect did not provide evidence for this claim. It came amid a flurry of tweets from him on Nov. 27, 2016, when he also alleged, "Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California," and accused the media of being seriously biased for not reporting on that. Trump lost those three states to Hillary Clinton, but there has been no indication of voter fraud in those states or any others.
'Fidel Castro is dead!'
Trump echoed news of Fidel Castro's death after Raul Castro announced his brother's death on state television on Nov. 26, 2016.
'I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get' Carrier to stay in U.S.
'Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower'
Trump: 'Failing NY Times' reports complaints at 'a 15 year high'
This Trump tweet came a few days after The New York Times' public editor wrote that her office was getting complaints at "five times the normal level." Liz Spayd's column also reported that the newspaper was getting one of its largest influx of letters to the editor "since Sept. 11" -- 15 years ago.
NY Times covers Trump 'inaccurately and with a nasty tone!'
Trump later tweeted that the meeting with the Times was back on and that he was looking forward to it.
Trump cancels meeting with 'failing NY Times'
Trump pushes for Nigel Farage to be U.K.'s ambassador to U.S.
Trump's unusual attempt to pressure the British government into naming Brexit leader Nigel Farage as its ambassador to the United States was quickly shot down by Prime Minister Theresa May's representatives. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said there was no way Farage would be chosen. Farage, the acting leader of the UK Independence Party, accused May and her Cabinet of living in the past and slowing down the Brexit process.
On his global business interests: 'Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!'
Trump releases video detailing plans for first 100 days
In the video Trump said his agenda "will be based on a simple core principle: putting America first." He reiterated promises for the first 100 days of his term, vowing to negotiate new trade deals -- but notably did not mention his promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act or build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Chuck Schumer is 'far smarter' than Harry Reid
'Saturday Night Live' is 'a totally one-sided, biased show'
'Hamilton' is 'highly overrated'
Trump: 'Hamilton' cast should apologize to Mike Pence
Trump demanded the "Hamilton" cast apologize after the musical's actors, led by Brandon Victor Dixon, made a curtain call plea for inclusion directed at Vice president-elect Mike Pence on Nov. 18, 2016. Pence, who attended the performance, said he "wasn't offended" and called "Hamilton" a "great show."
Trump: 'I did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial'
Trump made this statement the day after he agreed to pay $25 million to settle class-action lawsuits that accused his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding students on Nov. 18, 2016. He previously vowed to fight the claims to the end.
Trump: Transition team 'will be seeing many great candidates today'
'The failing @nytimes story is so totally wrong on transition'
'I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!'
The president-elect posted this tweet amid widespread reports of disarray and slow progress with the transition.
'The Electoral College is actually genius'
Trump: I would have 'won even bigger' under different electoral system
Rival Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote by a small percentage. See full results.
Trump: The Bushes 'all called to express their best wishes on the win'
'Love the fact that the small groups of protesters ... have passion for our great country'
'Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!'
'Met with President Obama for first time'
'The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again'