NewsPolitics Trump tweets that Democratic memo on Russia is 'very political,' needs redactions By Nicole Brown and Lauren Cook, with Reuters Updated February 10, 2018 4:41 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email A classified memo by congressional Democrats related to investigations of Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is "very political and long" and must be "heavily redacted" before it could be released, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday. The release of the memo was blocked by Trump on Friday, kicking off a new skirmish between Democrats and the White House. Written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, is was intended to rebut a Republican document made public last week with Trump's consent. The memo by committee Republicans claimed bias against Trump by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department in the federal investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election. The Intelligence Committee had voted unanimously on Monday to release the document drafted by the panel's Democrats, contingent on the Republican president agreeing. "The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency," Trump tweeted. "Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!" Scroll down for more context on this tweet and more of the president's posts. 'Told [the Democrats] to re-do [their response memo] and send back in proper form!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pool Trump's decision to block the release of the classified memo, announced on Twitter, infuriated Democrats. Party members said it showed a double standard on transparency on the part of the Republican president. Representative Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said in a statement that he will review redactions recommended by the FBI and Justice Department. "We hope this matter can be quickly resolved so the committee can return to its charge - fully investigating the Russian interference in our election and the role of the Trump campaign, and what steps need to be taken to protect against foreign interference in the next election, now only months away," Schiff said. He was referring to November's U.S. elections in which all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of 100 Senate seats are in play. Currently, Republicans hold majorities in both chambers. Democrats hope Trump's low popularity in public opinion polls will help them win majorities, and some analysts give them a good chance. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, in a statement posted on Twitter, called on Democrats to accept the Justice Department's recommendations and "make the appropriate technical changes and redactions" so that the memo can be declassified as soon as possible. Trump on Feb. 2 allowed the release of the Republican document with no redactions, even though the Justice Department and FBI argued against making it public. The FBI expressed "grave concerns about material omissions of fact" in the Republic memo. Democrats said it mischaracterized highly sensitive classified information and was intended to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of potential collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. 'I, as President, want people ... coming in through a system based on MERIT. No more Lotteries!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong The Trump administration's decision to rescind DACA was challenged in multiple federal courts by Democratic state attorneys general, organizations and individuals, according to Reuters. On Jan. 9, a U.S. district judge ruled that it must remain in place while the legal challenges are heard in court. A group of Republican and Democrat senators has been working for months to craft legislation that would protect 700,000 children who were brought to the U.S. as illegal immigrants -- Dreamers. In his tweets on Jan. 14, President Trump accused Democrats of not being interested in reaching an agreement on DACA and that they "just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military." He then continued the rant saying he wants a merit-based system to let in immigrants, rather than a diversity lottery. Trump's comments follow remarks he reportedly made at the White House meeting on immigration on Thursday, in which he used "vile, vulgar" language, including repeatedly using the word "shithole" when speaking about African countries, according to Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who attended the gathering. Trump has taken heat from politicians and the leaders of Haiti and African nations for his reported insults. UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville called the remarks "shocking and shameful." There is no other word one can use but 'racist,' " he said, according to Reuters. 'My two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong In a series of tweets on Jan. 6, 2018, pushing back against Wolff's claims that Trump is unfit for his presidential duties, Trump called the author a "total loser" and his book "boring and untruthful." He pointed to his career trajectory as evidence: ""I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star ... to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!" Trump, 71, sent the tweets from the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, where he discussed a legislative agenda for the year with Republican congressional leaders and many Cabinet secretaries. Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House," portrays Trump as unfocused, unprepared and petty while presiding over a chaotic White House. Trump, answering questions from reporters at Camp David after the meeting, called Wolff a "fraud" and said the book is "a complete work of fiction." "I think it's a disgrace," he said. Trump said he never granted Wolff an interview for the book and blamed former adviser Steve Bannon, who he called "Sloppy Steve," for granting Wolff access at the White House. Wolff has said he spoke to Trump but that the president may not have known he was being interviewed. Wolff told NBC News on Friday that White House staff treated Trump like a child. "The one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common -- they all say he is like a child," Wolff said. "And what they mean by that, he has a need for immediate gratification. It's all about him. "This man does not read, does not listen. He's like a pinball, just shooting off the sides." Trump is to undergo the first physical examination of his presidency on Jan. 12. The exam was announced on Dec. 7 after questions arose about Trump's health when he slurred part of a speech announcing that the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. White House officials and Trump's high-profile supporters have launched an effort to raise doubts about Wolff's credibility. White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said earlier in the week that the book includes "mistake after mistake after mistake." 'I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Trump taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Jan. 2, 2018, writing that he has a "bigger & more powerful" "nuclear button" in a tweet that rose concerns about a confrontation between the two nations. "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'" the president wrote. "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" The tweet followed Kim's New Year address in which he said he was open to speaking with South Korea and would consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February. But U.S. officials said Washington would not take any talks between North and South Korea seriously if they did not contribute to denuclearising North Korea. Some foreign policy experts and others reacted with shock to the president's tweet. "Spoken like a petulant ten year old," former counselor of the Department of State Eliot Cohen wrote on Twitter. "But one with nuclear weapons - for real - at his disposal. How responsible people around him, or supporting him, can dismiss this or laugh it off is beyond me." "This madman is still the single most powerful person on the planet, with the ability to order the destruction of the world in just over four minutes," former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said in a tweet. Despite the use of the word "button," the United States doesn't have a physical button to launch nuclear weapons. 'I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pool Trump responded to allegations by former FBI Director James Comey that he tried to stop Comey from investigating former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn during the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. "I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!" he wrote on Dec. 3, 2017. In his testimony to the Senate in June, Comey said the president told him he hoped he would drop the investigation into Flynn during a private meeting with him on Feb. 14, 2017. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go," Trump said, according to Comey. Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI days before Trump's tweet. Special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Flynn was dishonest about his conversations in December 2016 with Russia's then-ambassador. Following Flynn's plea, Trump tweeted Saturday that he fired the adviser "because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI," implying that he knew Flynn was dishonest with the FBI before he admitted his guilt to the special counsel. Since the president fired Flynn before the meeting with Comey, some legal experts say the president could be guilty of obstruction of justice. But Trump's lawyer, John Dowd, told Reuters the first time the president knew Flynn lied was when he pleaded guilty. He said he had drafted the tweet for Trump and made "a mistake." "The mistake was I should have put the lying to the FBI in a separate line referencing his plea," Dowd said. "Instead, I put it together and it made all you guys go crazy. A tweet is a shorthand." 'When will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Oliver Contreras-Pool Longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer was fired from his post on Nov. 29, 2017, after NBC News received a detailed complaint of "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace from a colleague, the network said. Shortly after Lauer's co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced his termination on the morning show, the president took to Twitter to question whether or not the network's top execs should be fired as well for "putting out so much fake news." "Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.' But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack's past!" Trump tweeted. 'May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Harrer-Pool Trump appeared to tweet about the wrong mass shooting on Nov. 14, 2017, sending his condolences to the Texas town where 26 people were killed by a gunman more than a week before. "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived," he wrote at about 11:30 p.m. But the shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs happened on Nov. 5. A separate shooting occurred on Nov. 14 in northern California, where a man killed four people at multiple locations. The president had also already tweeted his condolences to Sutherland Springs on the day of the rampage. He wrote almost the same message: "May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan." The Nov. 14 tweet was taken down hours after it was posted, and Trump did not immediately send a message about the California shooting. 'People like liddle' Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sara D. Davis Trump exchanged insults with Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on Twitter Oct. 24, 2017, hours before he was to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to build consensus for tax reform. "Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee, & look how poorly the U.S. has done. He doesn't have a clue as the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle' Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!" he wrote. The president also tweeted that Corker "couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee," that he isn't running for re-election because Trump didn't endorse him and that it was "sad" the senator was fighting the tax plan. In response, Corker tweeted, "Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president. #AlertTheDaycareStaff," referring to his prior statement that the White House is "an adult day care center." Corker, who has openly feuded with the president for weeks, warned Trump in television interviews against interfering in congressional efforts to finalize the legislation to cut taxes and called the president's visit with Senate Republicans "a photo op." The senator also said the president is consistently untruthful. "The president has great difficulty with the truth on many issues," he said. He went on to say Trump has debased the United States and undermined its relationships around the world. "I don't know why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard and debases our country in that way but he does," Corker said. "He is purposely breaking down relationships we have around the world that had been useful to our nation ... I think the debasement of our nation is what he'll be remembered most for." With Reuters ‘Licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked’ Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Trump said the licenses for NBC and other broadcast news networks should be challenged after NBC News reported that the president said he wanted a "tenfold increase" in the U.S. nuclear arsenal in a meeting with national security leaders. The article cited three officials who were in the room. Following the meeting, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron," NBC News reported in another article that said he had considered resigning. Tillerson denied that he considered leaving his position, but did not address whether or not he called the president a "moron." In multiple tweets, the president deemed both stories "fake news." "Rex Tillerson never threatened to resign. This is Fake News put out by @NBCNews. Low news and reporting standards. No verification from me," he wrote on Oct. 5. And on Oct. 11, he tweeted, "Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!" But the president didn't stop there. He then suggested that the network's license should be challenged. "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" he wrote. "Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!" another tweet said. The president's tweets about the licenses, which are issued by the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast stations, not networks, raised concerns that he was threatening the First Amendment. "Not how it works," Jessica Rosenworcel, the commissioner of the FCC, tweeted in response to Trump. "Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy," she wrote in another tweet. 'Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Shawn Thew-Pool Trump attacked San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in tweets on Sept. 30, 2017, accusing her of poor leadership and of being manipulated by Democrats. "The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump," he wrote. "Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job," other tweets said. Cruz had sharply retorted comments from acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, who said the federal relief effort after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico was "a good news story." "Damn it, this is not a good news story," Cruz said on CNN. "This is a people-are-dying story. This is a life-or-death story." Cruz spoke of thirsty children drinking from creeks because of the lack of drinking water. More than a week after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, many of the 3.4 million residents still had little or no access to basic necessities -- from electricity and clean, running water to communications, food and medicine. Many had criticized the Trump administration for not responding fast enough to the devastation in Puerto Rico, and while supplies have been arriving, they have not been distributed across the island. "There is a disconnect between what the FEMA people are saying is happening and what the mayors and the people in the towns know that is happening," Cruz said. With Reuters 'Set a rule that you can't kneel during our National Anthem!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery - Pool Trump continued his tirade against the NFL on Tuesday by suggesting that the league set up a rule that players can't kneel during the national anthem. "The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can't kneel during our National Anthem!" he tweeted on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The tweet follows a series of prior tweets in which Trump encouraged fans to boycott the NFL and suggested players who kneel during the playing of the national anthem should either be fired or suspended. "If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!" he wrote in one tweet. The president's feud with the NFL began Friday night at a rally in Alabama where he said, "Get that son of a b---- off the field right now. Out! He's fired," in reference to players who kneel during the national anthem. Following his remarks, several players knelt, linked arms or stayed off the field during the national anthem on Sunday, Sept. 24. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also responded to the president, saying his comments showed a "lack of respect for the NFL." "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture," he said in a statement. "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities." The controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem began when Colin Kaepernick knelt during the 2016 season as a form of protest against police violence and the oppression of African-Americans. Trump denied that his position was about race in a tweet on Monday, Sept. 25, writing, "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!" He also wrote that he was "So proud of NASCAR" because "They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag." Trump retweets doctored video of golf ball hitting Clinton Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong The president retweeted a video on Sept. 17, 2017, that depicts him swinging a golf club and in the next cut, the golf ball hits Hillary Clinton in the back, causing her to stumble and fall to the ground as she enters a plane. "Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary," was what accompanied the original tweet from @Fuctupmind. It has been retweeted at least 33,000 times. The original video of Clinton falling was from 2011 when she was secretary of state. Clinton is currently promoting a new book, "What Happened," which is about her experiences during the 2016 presidential election and her thoughts on why she lost. She has not yet responded to the retweet. Critics were quick to comment on the retweet, including U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who called it disturbing. "It is distressing, though, to have a president that frankly will tweet and retweet things as juvenile as that," Schiff said on ABC's "This Week" program. "It doesn't help, I think in terms of his stature, it doesn't help in terms of the stature of our whole country." ‘Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner’ Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee Trump said the "loser terrorists" responsible for the attack on a London commuter train on Sept. 15, 2017, were "in the sights of Scotland Yard" in an early morning tweet. "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!" he wrote. It was not clear what the president meant by "in the sights of Scotland Yard," referring to British police. Officials had not yet said who the suspect was when Trump sent the tweet. Trump followed the tweet with two others, saying the internet has become a tool for terrorists and promoting his controversial travel ban on immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries. "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!" one tweet read, followed by: "The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!" The tweets come ahead of a Supreme Court hearing in October on the constitutionality of his executive order on the ban. The high court allowed a ban on "foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States" and a 120-day ban on refugees to take effect in June. Trump had also tweeted about his ban following a separate attack in Britain on June 3. 'Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee After former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton began promoting her memoir "What Happened," detailing what she believes led to her defeat in the 2016 presidential election, Trump criticized her for blaming "everybody (and every thing) but herself." "Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!" he wrote on Sept. 13, 2017. "The 'deplorables' came back to haunt Hillary.They expressed their feelings loud and clear. She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!" Clinton responded to Trump by tweeting a photo of her children's book "It Takes a Village" and writing, "If you didn't like that book, try this one -- some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems. Happy to send a copy." 'Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chris Kleponis - Pool "Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!" Trump tweeted on Sept. 5, 2017. The message for lawmakers came hours before Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the president's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children from deportation. Congress was given six months to replace the program, put in place in 2012 by former President Barack Obama, Many have protested the end of DACA and New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has vowed to sue Trump over the decision. 'Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chris Kleponis-Pool Trump called the removal of monuments honoring Confederate leaders "sad" and "foolish" in a series of tweets on Aug. 17, 2017. "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments," he wrote. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!" "Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!" the president continued. White supremacists organized a protest of the planned removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly on Aug. 12, 2017. Several other states, including Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and New York, have made efforts to remove Confederate symbols that are viewed by many Americans as symbols of hate. 'Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham' and 'Flake Jeff Flake' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Trump fired back at critics of his response to violence at the white supremacist protest in Charlottesville on Aug. 17, 2017. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake both spoke out against the president's statement that both sides were to blame for the violence and that there were "very fine people" on both sides. "President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer," Graham said in a statement, referring to Heather Heyer, who was killed when one of the alleged white supremacist protesters drove a car into the counter-protesters. "We cannot accept excuses for white supremacy and acts of domestic terrorism. We must condemn them. Period," Flake said in a statement. In response, Trump called Graham a liar and said Flake was "toxic." "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer," he wrote. "Such a disgusting lie. He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!" "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He's toxic!" a second tweet said. Graham didn't let the president have the last word though. He said because of the way Trump responded to the Charlottesville tragedy, he is "receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country." "For the sake of our Nation -- as our President -- please fix this," he wrote in a statement. "History is watching us all." Kenneth Frazier 'will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson The president announced he was ending the councils he had set up to get input from CEOs of manufacturing companies after three of them said they would no longer participate. "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!" Trump wrote on Aug. 16, 2017. The executives of Merck & Co., Intel Corp. and Under Armour resigned from Trump's manufacturing council after his failure to immediately denounce neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan following the deadly white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12. The president said many sides were to blame for the violence. After the first CEO, Kenneth Frazier of Merck, announced he was leaving the council, Trump criticized his company, saying it has "ripoff drug prices." ".@Merck Pharma is a leader in higher & higher drug prices while at the same time taking jobs out of the U.S. Bring jobs back & LOWER PRICES!" he wrote on Aug. 14. "Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" another tweet said. Sen. Blumenthal is a 'Vietnam con artist' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin Merriman Trump fired back at Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Monday after the senator expressed support for the ongoing Russia investigation, calling Blumenthal a "Vietnam con artist." "Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!" Trump tweeted on Aug. 7, 2017. The president followed up the tweet with two more, offering a little more context for his name calling. "Never in U.S. history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and...," the president tweeted, "...conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?" Blumenthal came under fire during his bid for the Senate in 2010 for remarks he had made over the years that suggest he had "served" in Vietnam, according to the Washington Post. While he did serve in the Marines during that time, it was within the United States, the publication reported. Blumenthal responded to Trump on Twitter, calling the president's tactics "bullying." "This isn't about me - it's about the Special Counsel's independence and integrity," he tweeted. "Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now. No one is above the law." 'Republican Senate must get rid of 60 vote NOW!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pool Still upset over the failure of Senate Republicans' "skinny" health care bill, Trump continued to push for a change to Senate rules that would require only a simple majority for bills to pass. "Republican Senate must get rid of 60 vote NOW! It is killing the R Party, allows 8 Dems to control country. 200 Bills sit in Senate. A JOKE!," Trump tweeted on Saturday, July 29, 2017. "The very outdated filibuster rule must go. Budget reconciliation is killing R's in Senate. Mitch M, go to 51 Votes NOW and WIN. IT'S TIME!" Trump continued his tirade with three more tweets: "Republicans in the Senate will NEVER win if they don't go to a 51 vote majority NOW. They look like fools and are just wasting time..." "8 Dems totally control the U.S. Senate. Many great Republican bills will never pass, like Kate's Law and complete Healthcare. Get smart!" "If the Senate Democrats ever got the chance, they would switch to a 51 majority vote in first minute. They are laughing at R's. MAKE CHANGE!" But Trump fails to acknowledge that the health care bill that didn't pass in the Senate on Friday was decided on a vote of 49-51, with three Republicans voting no. Even with a simple majority of 51 votes, the bill to repeal some parts of Obamacare would have still failed. 'I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer In a series of three tweets, Trump fired White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday, July 28, 2017, and replaced him with Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Gen. John Kelly. "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American . . . and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration," Trump tweeted. "I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" Priebus was only on the job for about six months before his ouster. He was aboard Air Force One with Trump when the tweets were posted, but made no comment. Kelly, meanwhile, was chosen with the goal of bringing more discipline to the White House, according to a senior White House official. U.S. won't allow transgender individuals to serve in military Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin Merriman Trump made a major announcement on Twitter on July 26, 2017, saying the country would not allow people who are transgender to serve in the military despite a ban on openly transgender men and women in the military being lifted last year. "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," he wrote. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you." The Pentagon was expected to begin allowing transgender men and women to enlist in the military this year, but in June, Trump's defense secretary, Jim Mattis, approved a six-month delay on allowing transgender recruits. Trump did not make clear how the policy change would be implemented or how it would affect current service members who are transgender. The Rand Corporation, a research organization, estimated in 2016 that there are between 1,320 and 6,630 active service members who are transgender. The 'Amazon Washington Post,' getting leak-y with it Photo Credit: Getty Images / Shawn Thew The Washington Post -- "Amazon Washington Post," per the president, in a nod to the newspaper's ownership -- was in Trump's crosshairs the morning of July 22, 2017. It did, however, have significant competition during a tweet-filled morning, with posts including his plans for the day (a ceremony aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford in Virginia), the Hillary Clinton email scandal and new communications director appointee Anthony Scaramucci. The Post story that warranted keystrokes reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about the Trump campaign during the 2016 race for president. The paper reports that the conversations were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies. Focused on the source of the information the story is based on, Trump tweeted: "A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!" 'My son Donald ... was open, transparent and innocent' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Saul Loeb / Pool Trump defended his son Donald Trump Jr. in a tweet on July 12, 2017, after he released emails that revealed that he eagerly agreed to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. While nothing came from the meeting, many have criticized Trump Jr. for accepting it in the first place. The emails were the most concrete evidence that members of the Trump campaign embraced Russia's support of their candidate, which is being investigated by the FBI. But Trump said his son is "innocent" and called the investigation a "Witch Hunt." "My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!" he wrote, referencing the interview he gave on Fox News about the meeting. One of Trump's personal attorneys, Jay Sekulow, said Trump Jr.'s meeting was not a violation of the law and that the president didn't know about the meeting or the emails until recently. With Reuters 'Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit' Photo Credit: BPA via Getty Images / Steffen Kugler After the G-20 summit, where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time, Trump wrote on Twitter on July 9, 2017, that he "strongly pressed" Putin about his country's interference in the U.S. 2016 presidential election. Trump said Putin "vehemently denied it," but several U.S. intelligence agencies have said there is no doubt that Russia interfered in the election. The president also said he and Putin talked about creating a "Cyber Security unit." "Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded and safe," he wrote. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who challenged Trump in the Republican primary election, quickly responded to Trump's tweet, writing "Partnering with Putin on a 'Cyber Security Unit' is akin to partnering with Assad on a 'Chemical Weapons Unit.' " In a tweet the next day, Trump wrote, "The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't-but a ceasefire can,& did!" Mock video of Trump 'pummeling' suited man Photo Credit: Twitter / @realDonaldTrump Trump tweeted a mock video on July 2, 2017, showing himself tackling a man wearing a suit outside a wrestling ring. The video appeared to be a modified version of a 2007 appearance by Trump at World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania 23 promotion, in which Trump "takes down" WWE chairman Vince McMahon. In the mock video, McMahon's head has been replaced with the CNN logo. The caption provided with the video uses the hashtags "#FraudnewsCNN" and "#FNN." "It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters," CNN said in a statement. "Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office," the network added. White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Thomas Bossert said the tweet was not a threat. "I think that no one would perceive that as a threat. I hope they don't," Bossert said on the ABC program "This Week." With Reuters 'What are they trying to hide?' More than 20 states have refused to give up personal and public information about registered voters as part of a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which was formed by Trump to investigate his claim that illegal voting cost him the popular vote during the 2016 election, the New York Times reported. New York, California, Massachusetts, Virginia and Kentucky are among the states that have rejected the request, the report says. On July 1, 2017, the president questioned the states' reluctance to reveal information, writing, "Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?" on Twitter. There has so far been no evidence found to back up his claim. 'Low I.Q. Crazy Mika ... was bleeding badly from a face-lift' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Molly Riley-Pool Trump claimed that the co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, "insisted" on joining him in Mar-a-Lago earlier in the year, and said Brzezinski was "bleeding from a face-lift" in a tweet sent on June 29, 2017, "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!" he wrote. According to reports, Trump actually agreed to speak with Scarborough and Brzezinski when they were in Mar-a-Lago, and there's no evidence that Brzezinski's face was bleeding. The MSNBC host appeared to respond to Trump's tweet with a photo of a Cheerios box that reads, "Made For Little Hands," likely referring to claims that the president has small hands. Sen. Lindsey Graham also responded to Trump's tweet, writing, "Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America." Trump's deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defended the tweets by accusing "Morning Joe" of making "outrageous attacks" and saying the president "fights fire with fire." The next day, Trump bashed the show again, writing, "Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for the first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad Show." Scarborough then lashed back, tweeting that he has not spoken to the president directly in months. "Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months," he wrote. The co-hosts also addressed the crude remarks Trump had made, saying on their show, "we're OK. The country's not." 'I should be given apology!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla The president pivoted on June 26, 2017, to blame former President Barack Obama for the current investigation that the Trump administration is facing. Across two morning tweets, Trump posted: "The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia under a magnifying glass, they have zero 'tapes' of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!" The commander-in-chief also posted, on that same Monday morning, "The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win and did not want to 'rock the boat.' He didn't 'choke,' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good." The Obama administration did respond to intelligence suggesting the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, in the form of sanctions against Russia. Previously, during a presidential debate, Trump had suggested that a man weighing 400 pounds had been behind the election hack. 'Remember keep your doctor, keep your plan?' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson As he continued to drum up support for the Republican health care bill in the Senate, the president took to Twitter to lambaste Obamacare -- again. "Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%. Remember keep your doctor, keep your plan?" Trump tweeted on June 24, 2017. The president's comment comes just one day after Sen. Chuck Schumer held a news conference at Bellevue Hospital Center where he vowed to fight the bill, calling it a matter of "life and death." Five Republican senators announced on Friday that they wouldn't support the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare either. Trump is urging his fellow Republicans to mobilize support for the bill, but also acknowledged that the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage. Obama knew about 'election meddling by Russia' before Nov. 8 but 'did nothing' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery Trump wants to know why the Obama administration did nothing about Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election if it knew about it as early as August of that year. "Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?" Trump tweeted on June 23, 2017. The president's comment followed a Washington Post report that detailed how Obama was informed by the CIA in August 2016 that Russian President Vladimir Putin had directed operatives to destroy or damage Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election bid, but didn't punish Russia for its interference until late December. The tweet was also one of the most apparent acknowledgments by Trump that Russia interfered in the election that put him in office. 'I did not make, and do not have' recordings of conversations with Comey Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery-Pool Trump clarified that he does not have tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, despite suggesting that tapes existed a month before. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings," he wrote on June 22, 2017. Trump had tweeted in May that Comey "better hope" there aren't any tapes of their conversations. During his testimony at a Senate hearing, Comey said he hoped their were recordings of their conversations. "Release all the tapes. I'm good with it," he said. Trump did not immediately answer reporters questions after Comey's testimony about whether or not their were tapes. 'I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Harrer-Pool Trump confirmed that he is being investigated, but called it a "witch hunt" in a tweet on June 16, 2017. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he wrote. According to the Washington Post, special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice after he fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller took over the Russia probe after Comey's firing. But Mueller was not part of the decision to fire Comey. Trump appears to be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote the letter recommending the firing of Comey. Rosenstein is also the person who approved the appointment of a special counsel to take over the Russia probe, but he is not leading the investigation. 'Now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson Trump called a Washington Post report that said he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice "phony" in a tweet on June 15, 2017. "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice," the president wrote. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA," he added. According to the Washington Post, the special counsel that took over the Russia probe began the investigation on Trump after he fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. At a Senate hearing on June 8, 2017, Comey said he believes he was fired because of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. The president has repeatedly denied any involvement of him or his campaign. Later in the day, Trump went on another rant, this time pointing the finger at Hillary Clinton. "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. Trump fired off a follow-up tweet: "Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?" 'WOW, Comey is a leaker!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Trump refrained from tweeting during former FBI Director James Comey's testimony at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 8, 2017, but posted a tweet the next morning that accused Comey of making "false statements and lies." "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" the president wrote on June 9, 2017. Trump jumped on Comey's admission that he asked a friend to share the content of a memo about the meeting in which Trump told Comey he hoped he could let the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn go. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go," Trump said, according to Comey. Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, argued that Trump never asked Comey to stop the investigation, even though that's how Comey interpreted the president's words. He also denied that Trump ever told Comey that he needed and expected loyalty despite Comey's account of a conversation the two had at a private dinner. The "vindication" Trump refers to in his tweet appears to refer to Comey confirming that he told the president he was not under investigation while he was still head of the FBI. London mayor's post-attack statement called a 'pathetic excuse' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery-Pool Trump accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan on June 5, 2017 of making a "pathetic excuse," referring to Khan's comments following an attack that killed seven people. A van rammed into pedestrians on the London Bridge and several people were stabbed on June 3. Following the attack, Khan had said that people would see an increased police presence on the streets of the capital and should not be alarmed by that. Trump took that quote out of context in a tweet June 4, writing "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" After receiving criticism for that tweet, Trump wrote, "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!" MSM referred to mainstream media. 'We must stop being politically correct' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Trump urged the world to "stop being politically correct" and promoted his controversial travel ban following the terrorist attacks that killed at least seven people in Britain on June 3, 2017. "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse," he wrote on June 4, 2017 The day before, he tweeted about his executive order, banning immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries, which was struck down by an appeals court. "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" he wrote. The tweet came about 30 minutes before British police confirmed that the attacks were terrorism. Trump's order says that each of the countries included in the ban -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- is "a state sponsor of terrorism, has been significantly compromised by terrorist organizations, or contains active conflict zones." 'Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Trump responded to remarks Hillary Clinton made a tech conference near Los Angeles on March 31, 2017, in a tweet calling her "crooked," a name he used frequently throughout the 2016 campaign. "Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC," he wrote. Clinton had spoken about a number of factors that she believes influenced the outcome of the election, including false news articles on Facebook and a lack of a database to target online voters. She also said at the conference that she believes Trump's campaign "guided" the Russian propaganda efforts during the campaign. Clinton also fired back at Trump on Twitter, writing, "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe," which referenced the typo in one of Trump's tweet the day before. 'Despite the constant negative press covfefe' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery / Pool Trump appeared to have come up with a new word in an early morning tweet on May 31, 2017. "Despite the constant negative press covfefe," the tweet at 12:06 a.m. said, but the thought was never completed, and the tweet was later removed from the president's account. The tweet quickly sparked conversation on Twitter. "Of course #covfefe is real word. It was coined during the Bowling Green Massacre," one user wrote, referring to the fake terrorist attack Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway once tried to use to justify an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries. The president didn't give an explanation of the typo. Instead, he tweeted, "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!" later Wednesday morning. When asked about the tweet during a White House press gaggle later Wednesday afternoon, spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump "and a small group of people know exactly what he meant." The comment elicited an uproar from reporters, who began shouting over each other with questions including, "What does he mean?" and "What is Covfefe?" Spicer brushed off the questions and moved on to another inquiry regarding the Paris Agreement, refusing to acknowledge what the word could actually mean or identify who the "small group of people" are. 'Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sean Gallup Trump blasted comedian Kathy Griffin after she posted a photo of herself holding a fake severed head resembling the president. "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!" he wrote on Twitter on May 31, 2017. Griffin issued an apology for the photo after it received backlash from Republicans and Democrats. "I'm a comic. I crossed the line - I move the line and then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people, it wasn't funny, I get it," she said in a video posted to Twitter. "I beg for your forgiveness," she added. Griffin said she took down the image and has asked the photographer to remove it as well. 'The single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer The day after the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russia's influence in the election, and the Trump campaign's possible involvement, the president called weighed in with his opinion. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" he wrote on Twitter on May 18, 2017. Just before that tweet, he wrote, "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed!" Trump has repeatedly accused former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of breaking the law, but it isn't clear what "illegal acts" he is referring to in the tweet. The appointment of the Mueller came after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading the Russia investigation. Democrats and Republicans praised the decision of the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel as questions remained about what the president's motive was in firing Comey. 'As President I wanted to share with Russia' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ron Sachs-Pool Responding to criticism of his decision to share information with Russian officials about a planned Islamic State operation, Trump wrote on Twitter that he has "the absolute right" to do so. "As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism," Trump wrote on May 16, 2017. According to reports, U.S. officials said Trump shared highly classified intelligence from a U.S. ally with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during a White House meeting on May 10, 2017. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster issued statements the day before Trump's tweets saying no sources, methods or military operations were discussed at the meeting, seeming to contradict the president. U.S. officials told Reuters that Trump has the authority to disclose classified information, but by not consulting the ally that provided it, he could have jeopardized a long-standing intelligence-sharing agreement. “Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future ‘press briefings’” Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong As questions remain about why Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Trump tweeted that maybe the White House should not hold press briefings in the future. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy! Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future 'press briefings' and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" he wrote on May 12, 2017. The post came after he told NBC News that he was planning to fire Comey regardless of any recommendations. But multiple White House officials, along with Vice President Mike Pence, said the decision was made after the recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, which was said to be based on Comey's handling of the investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email server. Many have expressed concern over the timing of Comey's firing, as he was leading the investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 presidential election and whether or not Trump's campaign was involved. Trump has said there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians. ‘Phony hypocrites!’ Photo Credit: Getty Images / Molly Riley / Pool p>The president accused Democrats of being "phony hypocrites" in a Tweet on May 10, 2017, after they denounced his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. "Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites!" Trump said. Democrats criticized Comey for potentially influencing the election after he made an announcement about and investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server days before Americans went to the polls. But many were also concerned by the timing of Trump's decision to fire Comey, as he was leading the investigation into Russia's influence on the election and whether or not Trump's campaign had any involvement in that interference. Trump continued to deny that his campaign had any involvement. 'Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong "FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! The phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?" Trump tweeted on May 2, 2017. Earlier that day, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she would have been president if not for the release of her campaign chairman John Podesta's emails, allegedly stolen by Russian hackers, and FBI Director James Comey's announcement that he was reopening a probe into her private email server days before the election. Trump has repeated his claim that Democrats made up the stories about his campaign's connections to Russian officials. Comey, however, told Congress in March that the ties between Trump's campaign and Russia are being investigated as part of the probe into how Russia influenced the election. Andrew Jackson wouldn't have let the Civil War happen Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Trump took to Twitter to share his thoughts about a major conflict in U.S. history, writing that the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, "would never have let" the Civil War happen. "President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!" Trump wrote on May 1, 2017. The tweet appeared after an interview with SiriusXM, in which the president said Jackson "was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War," adding that Jackson said, "There's no reason for this." Many quickly pointed out that Jackson was not alive when the Civil War started in 1861, but Trump stuck with his opinion that the seventh president would have prevented the war if he had been alive. It's not clear exactly what Trump is referring to when he said Jackson "saw what was happening." Jackson was president for the Nullification Crisis in the 1830s, when South Carolina refused to recognize a federal tariff. Jackson threatened to use troops to enforce the law, but before any confrontation, Congress passed a compromise bill. Trump was also criticized for saying in the interview that people don't ask why the Civil War happened, despite it being a major topic in history classes across the country. 'See you in the Supreme Court!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery / Pool The day after a judge blocked his order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, the president took to Twitter to criticize the court. "First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!" he wrote on April 26, 2017, adding in another tweet, "Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the 'ban' case and now the 'sanctuary' case is brought in the Ninth Circuit, which has a terrible record of being overturned (close to 80%). They used to call this 'judge shopping!' Messy system." Trump's tweets are misleading for three main reasons. First, District Judge William Orrick III, who made the ruling, is a judge at a district court within the Ninth Circuit, but he does not sit on the circuit. Secondly, the overturn record Trump cites is a reflection of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, not the district courts. Additionally, 80 percent may seem like a high overturn rate, but that only refers to the cases the Supreme Court hears, not all of the Ninth Circuit's cases. The Supreme Court only hears about 100 to 150 of around 7,000 cases it's asked to review, according to Politifact. And finally, "judge shopping," which is when lawsuits are filed in friendly jurisdictions, does not apply to this case. The lawsuits in this case were filed in a San Francisco court by Santa Clara County and San Francisco because they are both considered sanctuary cities that would suffer from Trump's order. The wall 'will get built' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery-Pool "Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc," Trump tweeted on April 25, 2017. The White House sent mixed signals about funding for the border wall as the deadline for Congress to agree on a spending bill neared. While officials said Trump would not insist on funding for the wall in the budget, accepting broader funding for "border security," they later said it was not off the table. The president also sent out a tweet two days before, saying "Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall." It remains unclear how Trump will convince Mexico to pay for the wall. 'Media will kill!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson "No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!" the president tweeted on April 21. The "S.C." seems to be in reference to Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed by the Senate earlier in the month after Republicans changed the rules in order to overcome opposition from Democrats. Gorsuch was sworn in April 10, 2017. Trump has issued a number of executive orders in his first few months in office, but one of his most high-profile orders -- the proposed travel ban -- has been held up by multiple courts. He has been criticized for failing to get Congress to pass a new health care bill, which he had promised to do. Trump is not the first to be critical of rating a president based on accomplishments in the first 100 days, which has been a practice since President Franklin Roosevelt was in office. 'It is now Hollywood vs. Georgia' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Dietsch / Pool Trump tweeted his thoughts about the results of the special congressional election in Georgia on April 19. "Dems failed in Kansas and are now failing in Georgia. Great job Karen Handel! It is now Hollywood vs. Georgia on June 20th," he wrote the morning after the election. Handel was the top Republican candidate with just under 20 percent of the vote in a race with 11 total Republicans. The Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff received 48 percent of the vote, falling short of the 51 percent needed to win the race outright. There will be a runoff between Ossoff and Handel in June. Trump appears to have heard the phrase "Hollywood vs. Georgia" from Sen. Lindsey Graham who used it on the Today Show earlier that morning. Democrats from around the country, including some celebrities, had donated to Ossoff's campaign in hopes of helping him secure a new Democratic seat in the House of Representatives. The president also took credit for helping the Republicans in the election. "Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!" he tweeted before the race was called. The day before, Trump had written multiple tweets criticizing Ossoff, saying he would be "a disaster in Congress." "Republicans must get out today and VOTE in Georgia 6. Force runoff and easy win! Dem Ossoff will raise your taxes-very bad on crime & 2nd A," he wrote. 'Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ron Sachs - Pool Trump tweeted a response to the tax marches across the country on April 16, 2017, calling them "small organized rallies," despite estimates of tens of thousands of participants. "Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!" he wrote, repeating a past claim that people who protest against him are paid. There has yet to be any evidence to support that claim. "I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" Trump wrote in another tweet. The Tax March was organized to call on Trump to release his tax returns. Trump has said because he won the election, no one cares about his returns. The thousands of demonstrators on April 15 hoped to prove him wrong. 'Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla "Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia. At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!" Trump wrote on Twitter on April 13, 2017. The day before, however, Trump said the United States' relationship with Moscow "may be at an all-time low." The tense relationship came after Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase for its use of chemical weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is an ally of Syria's President Bashar Assad, condemned the U.S. action and has denied that Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack. If China won't deal with North Korea, the U.S. will Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery / Pool Trump issued a warning on Twitter on April 13, saying the United States will deal with North Korea if China doesn't. "I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.," he wrote. Just days before he wrote a similar tweet: "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A." Trump took a hard line with China during the campaign, criticizing the trade deals the United States had made with the country and accusing China of being "a currency manipulator." But after meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump tweeted, "It was a great honor to have President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan of China as our guests in the United States. Tremendous goodwill and friendship was formed, but only time will tell on trade," on April 8, 2017. 'Sleepy Eyes' Chuck Todd Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery President Trump was not April Foolin' around in a morning tweet that dusted off a before-used diss against Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press": "Sleepy Eyes." While on the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump mocked the journalist's political savvy in a July 6, 2016, tweet, writing, "Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd, a man with so little touch for politics, is at it again. He could not have watched my standing ovation speech in N.C." Trump's SE reprisal surfaced on April 1, 2017, the morning after Todd did a "MTP" segment on the ongoing investigation into the Russian hacking scandal, bringing on former Obama press secretary Josh Earnest. Trump tweeted: "When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?" Todd took the insult in stride in an April 1 tweet of his own: "For those wondering, I slept well even tho I stayed up late watching the #msstate upset of UConn. #cowbell. Don't feel sleepy at all though." 'The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm It wouldn't be a week in Trump news if there wasn't a mention of the "dishonest" media. On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Trump took aim at a target he appears partial to: The New York Times. "The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world. Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change libel laws?" Trump tweeted. The tweet linked to an article from the New York Post in which the author admits to canceling his subscription to the newspaper "because I felt the paper had become ethically challenged in its coverage of the presidential election." Trump also attacked the media a day earlier, in a vague tweet complaining that "certain media" cover his administration "viciously." 'See how viciously and inaccurately my administration is covered by certain media!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ron Sachs - Pool "If the people of our great country could only see how viciously and inaccurately my administration is covered by certain media!" Trump tweeted on March 29, 2017. But the president didn't say what specific information was inaccurate. Instead, he also tweeted about the New York Times, saying the paper had apologized to its subscribers after the election because it was "so wrong." The letterthe Times had sent was not an apology. Instead it promised to "rededicate" itself to "report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you." 'ObamaCare will explode' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pool - Olivier Douliery A day after Republicans withdrew their health care bill from consideration in the House of Representatives, Trump insisted that Obamacare was still unacceptable. "ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!" Trump tweeted on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Republicans had tried (and failed) to repeal and replace Obamacare on Friday, but the legislation lacked enough votes to pass in the House, so party leaders pulled the bill instead of allowing a vote to take place. Rather than blame party leadership, Trump said on Friday that it was the Democrats who were to blame. And on Sunday, he also threw some shade at the Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative Republicans in the House that opposed the Obamacare-repeal bill. "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" he tweeted. Shortly after Trump's tweet, Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, said he had not given up on reviving a plan to repeal Obamacare, despite many Republicans signaling that they were moving on to tax reform. "I fully expect that what we're going to see is not only a real tax reform, but other measures that come along. And I still believe that there is a good chance, if moderates and conservatives can come together, that we repeal and replace Obamacare, bring premiums down, cover more people," Meadows said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." 'Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jim Lo Scalzo - Pool Trump encouraged his Twitter followers to watch "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on Saturday night, without offering a reason for why he wanted them to watch the show. "Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.," he wrote on March 25, 2017. Host Jeanine Pirro opened the show by slamming House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying he should step down because of the House's failure to pass the GOP health care bill. "Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House," Pirro said. "He failed to deliver the votes on his health care bill." Some quickly wondered if the president agreed with Pirro because of his earlier tweet, but in an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said the president doesn't want Ryan to step down. "I think it was more coincidental," he said about the tweet. "He doesn't blame Paul Ryan." White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also said Trump just "wanted to show support of her show." 'Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Mandel Ngan The directors of the FBI and NSA broke their silence about investigations into Trump's campaign and its ties to Russia during a rare open congressional intelligence committee hearing on Monday, March 20, 2017. Ahead of the hearing, the president commented on Twitter by writing, "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!" Trump suggested in a second tweet that they turn the focus of their hearing. "The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now," he wrote. Trump continued his Twitter rant with a third tweet, this time accusing former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of having her own ties to Russia. "What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?" he tweeted. The tweet appears to suggest that Clinton's campaign had its own contact with Russians, separate from the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, and that the DNC would not allow the FBI to investigate those alleged connections. The DNC has not yet returned a request for comment regarding Trump's allegations. 'Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again...their election polls were a WAY OFF' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pete Marovich Sandwiched between a three-tweet rant about the open congressional intelligence committee hearing on his campaign's possible ties to Russia and claims of wiretapping conducted by the Obama administration, Trump took a shot at CNN's polling. "Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox," Trump tweeted on Monday, March 20, 2017. Although the president suggested that CNN had taken a break from polling after the presidential election, the news network has continued to issue polls regularly, including one released on March 6, on whether a special prosecutor should investigate the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. 'I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Trump tweeted that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a "great meeting," despite what the media reported. "Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!" he wrote on March 18, 2017. Multiple reports called the meeting "awkward," saying the leaders' body language was impersonal. Trump was also criticized for saying the two of them have both been wiretapped by the U.S. government. "As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps," Trump said at the news conference after the meeting. Merkel looked bewildered after the comment and made no remarks on the topic. In 2013, it was revealed that the United States may have monitored Merkel's mobile phone, but Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped has not been supported by any evidence. Both FBI Director James Comey and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have said it did not happen. 'Jail time!' for Snoop Dogg Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm Following the release of a music video in which Snoop Dogg fires a fake gun at a clown dressed as Trump, the president tweeted that there would have been an "outcry" if the person depicted in the video had been former President Barack Obama. "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!" Everyone in the video appears with clown makeup, except Snoop Dogg. The song and video make a statement about police brutality, alluding to the fatal shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota in July 2016. It also shows the clown dressed as Trump at a "Clown House" press conference with the text, "Ronald Klump wants to deport all doggs." "Does anybody really believe that a reporter ... 'went to his mailbox' and found my tax returns?" Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Reynolds / Pool Trump tweeted a response to the reveal of two pages of his 2005 tax return, which was shown to the public by MSNBC and other news outlets on March 14, 2017. On MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Maddow revealed that she had received the documents from journalist David Cay Johnston, who said he received them in his mail. "Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, 'went to his mailbox' and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!" Trump tweeted March 15, 2017. Johnston -- who is the author of a book about Trump -- said he didn't know who sent him the pages of the return. One of the pages had the words "client copy" on it, so it is not believed that it was leaked by the IRS. Johnson even said it is possible the president sent the documents himself. "Donald has a long history of leaking material about himself when he thinks it's in his interest," he said on "The Rachel Maddow Show." 'Be nice, you will do much better!' Photo Credit: Getty Images After Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, spoke on multiple media outlets, Trump tweeted that the media should be nicer to his representatives. "It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!" he wrote on March 13, 2017. Trump wasn't specific about which media outlets he was referring to, but Conway had appeared on ABC, CNN and NBC that morning. Multiple interviewers pushed Conway to clarify a statement she made in an interview with the Record, a New Jersey paper, when she answered a question about Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped with a generic remark about the many ways people can be surveilled, including through microwaves. The networks also questioned her about the Republican replacement for Obamacare and why the president believed in the most recent jobs report after previously calling them "phony." Rand Paul 'knows Obamacare is a disaster!' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Saul Loeb Amid backlash from some conservative groups over a House bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that was unveiled by Republicans on Monday, March 6, 2017, Trump tweeted at Sen. Rand Paul, apparently trying to coax him into supporting the legislation. "I feel sure that my friend @RandPaul will come along with the new and great health care program because he knows Obamacare is a disaster!" Trump wrote on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Paul has been among a group of conservative lawmakers who are unhappy with the House GOP's replacement for Obamacare. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Paul called the legislation "Obamacare Lite" and said it would not pass. Democrats have also denounced the proposal, arguing it would take away health insurance from millions of Americans and benefit the rich. 'Just another terrible decision!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Erik S. Lesser-Pool Trump wrote a tweet criticizing former President Barack Obama's decision to release prisoners from Guantanamo Bay detention camp on March 7, 2017, but his facts were a bit off. "122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!" his tweet said. According to a report from the Director of National Intelligence, 122 former Guantanamo Bay prisoners were confirmed to be reengaged in terrorism as of July 2016, but the majority of them were not released under Obama's administration. The report said 113 were released during former President George W. Bush's presidency while only 9 were released during Obama's presidency. "Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped'" Photo Credit: AFP Getty Images / Saul Loeb On March 4, Trump repeatedly tweeted accusations that former President Barack Obama had tapped his phones during the campaign. "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" Trump tweeted, without providing any evidence or disclosing how he "found out" about the accusation. "Is it legal for a sitting President to be 'wire tapping' a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!" he asked on Twitter shortly after. He added: "I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!" In another tweet on the subject, Trump made a comparison to President Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. "How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!" he tweeted. It's unclear what information Trump is referring to in the series of tweets, but it was reported in February that U.S. intelligence agencies had intercepted calls between Trump's inner circle and Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, amid an investigation into Russian interference with the election. That topic has been in the headlines again this week after it was reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with a Russian ambassador, despite denying contact with the country's officials during his confirmation hearings. 'Sad end to a great show' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jim Lo Scalzo Wiretapping wasn't the only thing on Trump's mind March 4: He also weighed in on actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's departure from "The Celebrity Apprentice." "Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't voluntarily leaving the 'Apprentice,' he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show," Trump wrote. Schwarzenegger, however, said he left the show because he didn't want to deal with its "baggage." The actor also tweeted a response to Trump, writing, "You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker." 'Jeff Sessions is an honest man' Photo Credit: Getty Images Pool / Jim Lo Scalzo Trump defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a series of tweets on March 2, 2017 after reports surfaced about Sessions meetings with the Russian ambassador before the 2016 presidential election. Some are accusing Sessions of lying under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing when he said he did not "have communications with the Russians" during the campaign, but Sessions argues that he interpreted the question as whether or not he met with the ambassador about the campaign, which he says he didn't. His argument hasn't convinced Democrats and others. But the president took to Twitter to turn the blame on the Democrats, which he has done after other reports about his aides and surrogates and their communications with Russian officials. "Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional," Trump wrote. "This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality. "The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total 'witch hunt!'" he continued, trying once again to make the news about the "illegal leaks" and not about why multiple people close to him met with the Russian ambassador before he became president. 'FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn't tell the truth' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Just hours after barring major news outlets -- including the New York Times, CNN and Politico -- from a White House media briefing, Trump offered an apparent explanation for the decision on Twitter. "FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn't tell the truth. A great danger to our country. The failing @nytimes has become a joke. Likewise @CNN. Sad!" Trump tweeted on Feb. 24, 2017. Press secretary Sean Spicer did not offer an explanation as to why certain news outlets were not allowed into the off-camera briefing held in his office. After learning that some reporters were not allowed entry, reporters for The Associated Press and Time Magazine walked out in protest. The move also drew sharp criticism from those who were barred. "Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties," Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, said in a statement. "We strongly protest the exclusion of The New York Times and the other news organizations. Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest." 'People who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN should have their own rally' Photo Credit: AFP Getty Images / Brendan Smialowski Amid anti-Trump protests in cities around the country as well as demonstrations at town-hall-style events held by members of Congress this week, the president suggested his supporters throw their own rally. "Maybe the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN should have their own rally. It would be the biggest of them all!," he tweeted on Feb. 25, 2017. Trump has previously suggested that angry constituents at town-hall events were "paid" or that the protests were planned by "liberal activists." "FBI is totally unable to stop the national security 'leakers'" Photo Credit: Getty Images / Oliver Douliery Trump took to Twitter to attack the FBI and accuse the agency of not being able to stop leakers on Feb. 24, 2017. "The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security 'leakers' that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even ... find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW," he wrote. The tweets followed a CNN report that the FBI had refused a White House request to publicly deny recent stories about Trump's campaign having contacts with Russian officials before the election. The request reportedly came as the bureau continues its investigations related to Russia's interference in the presidential election. 'So-called angry crowds ... planned out by liberal activists' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Saul Loeb Following reports of protests at a number of Republican town hall events during the first weeklong recess of the new Congress, Trump weighed in on what he thought of the demonstrations. "The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" he wrote on Feb. 21, 2017. The president wrote his tweet shortly after a Fox News segment that said "some of the chaos from GOP town hall meetings is very well-choreographed by the liberal activists that helped get Barack Obama elected president." The segment spoke about the Organizing for Action's "Congressional Recess Toolkit," which gives advice and tips about preparing questions and attending town hall events. While the tool kit is posted online, the Fox News segment did not provide evidence that any specific protest was directly organized by Organizing for Action. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, who was among the lawmakers met with protesters, disagreed with the president. "I want to make clear it's all legitimate," he told reporters Tuesday. "If Hillary Clinton had been elected president, there'd be people from the conservative end of the spectrum to probably be doing the same thing." 'Immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle Two days after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, Trump lashed out at the media for allegedly making the country's immigration policies appear more successful than they have been. "Give the public a break - The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!" Trump tweeted on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The tweet stems from comments Trump made at a rally in Florida Saturday that suggested Sweden was having serious problems with immigrants. However, no specific immigration-related incident has occurred in Sweden. Trump's statements prompted the country to reach out to the State Department for clarification. The president then took to Twitter on Sunday to explain he was referring to a story that was broadcast on Fox News regarding immigration-related crime problems in Sweden. "My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden," he said. According to official statistics, Sweden's crime rate has fallen since 2005, even as the country has accepted hundreds of thousands of immigrants from countries, including Syria and Iraq. 'The enemy of the American People!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sean Rayford Hours after a speech in an airplane hangar in South Carolina and a day after a combative press conference, Trump went even further in his criticism of the media on Twitter, deeming them "the enemy of the American People!" "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" he tweeted. That tweet was preceded by a similar tweet that was posted and deleted, but not before scores of people noticed and took screenshots. The previous version read: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!" 'Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson The morning after he held a 77-minute news conference that was meant to announce his new pick for labor secretary but turned into another attack on the media, Trump tweeted a "thank you" for the nice comments about it. "Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday. Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy!" he wrote on Feb. 17, 2017. On his radio show, Limbaugh said, "this was one of the most effective press conferences I've ever seen." "When I say 'effective,' I'm talking about rallying people who voted for him to stay with him," Limbaugh said. Other reports on the press conference called it "heated," "combative," "erratic," and "contentious." 'The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Harrer-Pool After reports of Trump's campaign making contact with Russian officials ahead of the election, Trump attacked the people who he thinks leaked the information to the media. In a tweet on Feb. 16, 2017, he called them "low-life leakers." "The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers! They will be caught!" he wrote. The tweet just before said, "Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize!" The day before, Trump accused the the NSA and FBI of being responsible for the leaks, but it's not known who the sources cited in various reports are. "The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by 'intelligence' like candy. Very un-American!" Trump wrote. "Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia," another tweet read. Meanwhile, the FBI is still investigating people close to Trump, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and their ties to Russia. 'The fake news media is going crazy' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama Trump also attacked the media in a tweet on Feb. 15, 2017, after the reports about his campaign's contacts with Russian officials. "The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great!" Trump wrote. "This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign," another tweet read. The next day, Trump wrote, "FAKE NEWS media, which makes up stories and 'sources,' is far more effective than the discredited Democrats -- but they are fading fast!" Trump hasn't provided any evidence to prove the reports about his campaign and Russian officials wrong, and the earlier reports about Michael Flynn's calls with the Russian ambassador were accurate. 'Why are there so many illegal leaks' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mandel Ngan Trump did not directly comment about the resignation of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on the morning of Feb. 14, 2017. But he did tweet about what he called "illegal leaks" from officials in Washington. "The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?" Trump wrote. The message came after a number of news outlets, citing unnamed U.S. officials, reported that Flynn had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with a Russian ambassador before the president's inauguration. Flynn denied speaking about the sanctions, but later resigned on Feb. 13, 2017, saying he gave Vice President Mike Pence "incomplete information" about the conversation. 'Venezuela should allow Leopoldo Lopez...out of prison immediately' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee "Venezuela should allow Leopoldo Lopez, a political prisoner & husband of @liliantintori (just met w/ @marcorubio) out of prison immediately," Trump tweeted on Feb. 15, 2017. Lopez is a political opposition leader in Venezuela who was recently sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of inciting anti-government protests back in 2014. Lopez's wife, Lilian Tintori, and Sen. Marco Rubio held a meeting with Trump earlier in the day. Venezuelan officials have yet to respond to Trump's tweet. 'The failing @nytimes does major FAKE NEWS China story' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama "The failing @nytimes does major FAKE NEWS China story saying 'Mr.Xi has not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov.14.' We spoke at length yesterday!" Trump tweeted on Feb. 10, 2017. The New York Times article, however, was accurate in its reporting. The article, published on Feb. 9, leads with Trump's discussion with China's president before saying, "The concession was clearly designed to put an end to an extended chill in the relationship between China and the United States. Mr. Xi, stung by Mr. Trump's unorthodox telephone call with the president of Taiwan in December and his subsequent assertion that the United States might no longer abide by the One China policy, had not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov. 14, the week after he was elected. It's not clear, but it is possible the president was citing a version of the Times' article that was published before he spoke with China's president Thursday night. 'SEE YOU IN COURT' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pool - Chris Kleponis "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" Trump tweeted on Feb. 9, 2017. The tweet was in response to a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a suspension of the president's executive order temporarily banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Trump later told reporters the court's decision was a "political decision" and that he believes his administration will ultimately prevail. The U.S. Supreme Court will likely determine the case's final outcome. 'Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Saul Loeb "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!" Trump tweeted on Feb. 8, 2017. The remark came after Nordstrom said it would not buy the new season of Ivanka Trump's brand. The department store said the decision was "based on the brand's performance." White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended Trump's tweet during a press briefing later Wednesday, saying Nordstrom's decision was a politically motivated attack. "I think this was less about his family's business than an attack on his daughter," Spicer said. Nordstrom released a statement on Wednesday, reiterating that its decision was based on the brand's performance. "Over the past year, and particularly in the last half of 2016, sales of the brand have steadily declined to the point where it didn't make good business sense for us to continue with the line for now," the retailer told Reuters. Shares for Nordstrom rose 4.1 percent following Trump's tweet. 'Obstruction by Democrats!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Harrer Trump tweeted his frustration that all of his Cabinet nominees had not been confirmed by the Senate as of Feb. 7, 2017. He claimed that the confirmations were taking longer than any other Cabinet confirmations in history, but according to Senate records, in 2009, all of President Barack Obama's Cabinet nominees were not confirmed until April 28. "It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country. Obstruction by Democrats!" Trump wrote. Senate Democrats have delayed votes on some of Trump's nominees and the confirmations could ultimately take longer than they did for past presidents, but as of Feb. 8, it is not the longest delay in history. For a closer look at how Trump's Cabinet confirmations compare with past Cabinets, see this graphic by the Wall Street Journal. 'Any negative polls are fake news' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla The president claimed that negative polls are "fake news" on Feb. 6, 2017. He didn't specify which polls he was referring to, but a CNN/ORC poll, released on Feb. 3, said 53 percent of Americans oppose Trump's executive order baring refugees and immigrants from seven countries. "Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting," he tweeted. Trump also didn't provide proof of polls that show support for security and extreme vetting. 'The opinion of this so-called judge ... is ridiculous' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle Trump went on a tweeting rampage after a federal judge blocked his ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries on Feb. 3, 2017. Trump attempted to belittle the action of U.S. District Judge James Robart, whom he referred to as a "so-called judge," and his constitutional right to check the actions of the executive branch. The president failed to provide any evidence for his claims that, without the ban, "very bad and dangerous people" will be "pouring into" the United States. "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!" he wrote on Feb. 4. "Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision," another tweet read. He also went on to say the country should blame the judge if something bad happens. "Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!" 'Arnold Schwarzenegger did a really bad job' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee "Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger did a really bad job as Governor of California and even worse on the Apprentice ... but at least he tried hard!" Trump tweeted on Feb. 3, 2017. The tweet came after a back and forth between Trump and Schwarzenegger. Trump had criticized the former California governor and his new show, "The New Celebrity Apprentice" at a prayer service on Feb. 2. "The ratings went right now the tubes, it's been a total disaster," Trump said. "I want to just pray for Arnold if we can -- for those ratings." Schwarzenegger responded by suggesting that he and Trump trade places. "Hey Donald, I have a great idea: Why don't we switch jobs?" he said. "You take over TV because you're such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job, so then people can finally sleep comfortably again." 'NO FEDERAL FUNDS?' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Reynolds The president threatened to take away federal funding from the University of California, Berkeley, after it canceled an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor of the far-right website Breitbart News, following protests on campus. Demonstrators had set fires and thrown objects at buildings during the protest. "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" Trump tweeted Feb. 2, 2017. Yiannopoulos is a supporter of Trump, and has been criticized for making comments seen as racist and sexist. The University of California, Berkeley, is a public university. 'Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla "Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile.Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!" Trump tweeted on Feb. 2, 2017. Iran said the test did not breach the Iran Nuclear Deal or any UN resolutions, but Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said the launch violated a resolution that prohibits Iran from carrying out any activity related to ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear weapons. Trump has been a harsh critic of the Iran Nuclear Deal, calling it a "terrible deal" in a recent tweet. 'I will study this dumb deal' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Reynolds Trump called refugees "illegal immigrants," said a resettlement agreement with Australia is a "dumb deal" and exaggerated the number of refugees included in the deal in a tweet on Feb. 1, 2017. "Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!" Trump tweeted. The president was referring to the deal, agreed to by former President Barack Obama, with Australia to resettle up to 1,250 refugees, primarily from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, who are currently in Australia's processing centers on Pacific islands. Australia would then resettle refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said just days before that the Trump administration agreed to honor the deal. 'Bad people' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla The president started of a new month with a message about semantics. "Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!" Trump tweeted on the morning of Feb. 1, 2017, in reference to his executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Trump himself had used the b-word on Jan. 30, when he tweeted that, "If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the 'bad' would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad 'dudes' out there!" 'Fake Tears Chuck Schumer' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Following a rally led by Democrats at the Supreme Court, meant to protest Trump's ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, the president pointed out the technical difficulties at the rally. "Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!" he wrote on Jan. 31, 2017. Reports of the rally say the microphone at the lectern was not working well and most of the crowd couldn't hear the legislators speak. Trump said earlier Monday that he thought Schumer's tears, while speaking about the president's ban on refugees, were fake. He also criticized the Democrats for not yet approving his nominee for attorney general and others. "When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn't work!" he tweeted. The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on whether or not to recommend Sen. Jeff Sessions for the role of attorney general on Jan. 31. "A lot of bad 'dudes' out there!" Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery Following protests against his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Trump defended the ban and blamed airport confusion on the protesters, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Delta Air Lines. "Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,.....protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!" the president wrote on Jan. 30, 2017. Multiple reports, however, noted that the Department of Homeland Security struggled to interpret and implement Trump's order. A main source of confusion was the lack of clarity over green card holders, who are legal citizens, from the countries included in the ban. Trump also did not provide evidence of the number of people detained over the weekend. Following the above tweet, Trump wrote, "There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!" "If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the 'bad' would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad 'dudes' out there!" he added in another tweet. This is a clear exaggeration, as it typically takes longer than a week to get tourist visas to enter the country. Senators McCain and Graham are 'always looking to start World War III' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer The president accused senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham of "looking to start World War III" in a pair of tweets on Jan. 29, 2017, after the two issued a statement criticizing Trump's ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. "The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. The two......Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III," Trump tweeted. McCain and Graham had said they fear the order will actually help terrorists recruit more people. "We fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism," the statement said. "Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country." 'Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm "Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!" Trump tweeted on Jan. 27, 2017, a day after he encouraged the country's president to cancel their scheduled meeting if he was unwilling to pay for the wall along the border. "The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers...of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting," he wrote the day before. The meeting between the two leaders was canceled shortly after Trump's tweets. Trump had signed an executive order to design and construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on Jan. 25, 2017, and Republican leaders have said they will go ahead with funding for its construction. 'At least 3,000,000 votes were illegal' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Shawn Thew-Pool Trump claimed that 3 million votes in the 2016 election were illegal in a tweet on Jan. 27, 2017. "Look forward to seeing final results of VoteStand. Gregg Phillips and crew say at least 3,000,000 votes were illegal. We must do better!" he wrote. VoteStand is an "election fraud reporting app," created by a man named Gregg Phillips, who claims there were millions of illegal voters. No official voting data, however, backs up Phillips' claim. State officials and top lawmakers have repeatedly said no evidence suggests there was voter fraud. Despite this, the president called for an investigation into election voter fraud. "I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and .... even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!" he wrote. Trump won the electoral vote with 304 votes but lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million. "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' ... I will send in the Feds!" Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" Trump tweeted on Jan. 24, 2017. The president's tweet came after a segment on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," during which host Bill O'Reilly discussed whether or not Trump can override local authorities in Illinois and Chicago to combat the crimes. The statistics Trump used in the tweet were shown on the "The O'Reilly Factor" segment and reported in a Chicago Tribune article on Jan. 23. 'Why didn't [the protesters] vote?' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pool / Olivier Douliery On Trump's first full day in office on Jan. 21, 2017, Americans gathered in protest throughout the country over the president's rhetoric and policy positions. The star-studded Women's March on Washington and its sister marches in several major cities nationwide and around the world collectively drew an estimated 5 million demonstrators, according to organizers. Trump himself remained silent on the protests, although White House spokesman Sean Spicer said official numbers for the Women's March on Washington would not be released by the National Park Service, which runs the National Mall, because the agency no longer estimates crowd sizes. Organizers for the D.C. march said there were about 500,000 in attendance, according to published reports. Trump broke his silence the day after the march with comments posted to Twitter. "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly," the president tweeted from his personal account on Jan. 22, 2017. About an hour after the tweets, Trump returned to clarify his position on the protests, which were largely peaceful. "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views," he tweeted. John Lewis 'boycotted Bush 43 also' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Trump called out Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) for incorrectly saying that Trump's inauguration will be the first he has missed as a congressman. "John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he 'thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in....he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.' Sound familiar! WP," Trump wrote on Jan. 17, 2017. According to reports, Lewis did in fact boycott George W. Bush's inauguration in 2001. Days earlier, Trump had slammed Lewis when he said Trump was not a "legitimate president." Trump tweeted, "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk -- no action or results. Sad!" Was John Brennan 'the leaker of Fake News?' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Bryan R. Smith After outgoing CIA director John Brennan said he doesn't think Trump has a "full understanding of Russian capabilities" and warned him to watch what he says publicly in an interview with Fox News, Trump took to Twitter to respond. ".@FoxNews 'Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.' Oh really, couldn't do much worse - just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?" Trump wrote in multiple tweets on Jan. 15, 2017. The back and forth came after reports that Russia has compromising information on Trump, which he called "fake news." In a tweet days before, Trump criticized the intelligence community for allowing the allegations to leak and asked if we are "living in Nazi Germany." 'Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary Continuing his response to the reports that Russia allegedly had compromising information on him, Trump tweeted that the allegations were "totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives." "It now turns out that the phony allegations against me were put together by my political opponents and a failed spy afraid of being sued. Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans - FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists. Probably released by 'Intelligence' even knowing there is no proof, and never will be. My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days!" he wrote in a series of Tweets on Jan. 13, 2017. 'CNN is in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Following a news conference on Jan 11, 2017, where he refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Trump tweeted, "We had a great News Conference at Trump Tower today. A couple of FAKE NEWS organizations were there but the people truly get what's going on." In a following tweet, he wrote, ".@CNN is in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS because their ratings are tanking since election and their credibility will soon be gone!" Trump was reacting to a story CNN had about Russia allegedly having compromising information on him. 'Are we living in Nazi Germany?' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary Trump asked "Are we living in Nazi Germany?" in a tweet following reports that Russia allegedly had compromising information on him. Trump denied the accusations and said the stories were "fake news." The full tweet, posted Jan. 11, 2017, said, "Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?" Just before, he had also tweeted that he has "no deals, no loans, no nothing," with Russia. "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!" the tweet read. And another said, "Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is "A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE." Very unfair!" Meryl Streep is 'a Hillary flunky who lost big' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary After Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech, in which she criticized Trump for mocking a man with a physical disability, Trump denied the accusations and called Streep an overrated actress on Twitter. "Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes," Trump wrote on Jan. 9, 2017. "She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never 'mocked' a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him 'groveling' when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!" Streep was referring to a 2015 incident at a South Carolina rally when Trump flailed his arms and slurred in his speech while speaking about New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. 'ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert Trump called on Democrats to cooperate with Republicans on a replacement for Obamacare, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, in a typo-filled tweet on Jan. 5, 2017. He specifically called out New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, calling him the Democrats' "head clown." "The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in. Instead of working to fix it, they do the typical political thing and BLAME. The fact is ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning. "Keep you doctor, keep your plan!" It is time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works - much less expensive & FAR BETTER!," he wrote in a series of tweets. 'It won't happen!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!" Trump tweeted on Jan. 2, 2017. Trump followed up with a tweet directed at China, a frequent target of his on the campaign trail. "China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice!" he wrote. That followed tweets Trump sent earlier in the day insisting he knew he would be elected with more than the "fabled" 270 electoral votes needed and arguing CNN had used the "worst cover photo" of him for the network's new book, "Unprecedented." 'Chicago murder rate is record setting' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert "Chicago murder rate is record setting - 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016. If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!" Trump tweeted on Jan. 2, 2017. 2016 saw the most murders in Chicago in nearly two decades, according to news reports, and the figure is higher than the number of murders in New York and Los Angeles combined. Trump was a bit more upbeat in a tweet he posted earlier Monday morning. "Well, the New Year begins. We will, together, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" 'Stay strong Israel' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Jim Watson "We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!" Trump tweeted on Dec. 28, 2016. The tweet came after the United States abstained on a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Israel ends settlements in Palestinian territory. 'Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert "Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!" Trump tweeted on Dec. 28, 2016. Just days before, he fired back at President Barack Obama after he said in an interview, released on Dec. 26, 2016, that he believes he could have beaten Trump if they were pitted against each other in an election. "President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! - jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.," Trump tweeted. 'This is a purely religious threat, which turned into reality' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong After video emerged of the man suspected in the Berlin truck attack pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, Trump responded with two tweets on Dec. 23, 2016. "The terrorist who killed so many people in Germany said just before crime, 'by God's will we will slaughter you pigs, I swear, we will......'" Trump began, before finishing in a second tweet, "slaughter you. This is a purely religious threat, which turned into reality. Such hatred! When will the U.S., and all countries, fight back?" 'Isn't this a ridiculous shame? ... Wrong answer!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jim Watson Trump's son Eric announced that he would no longer solicit donations for his charity, the Eric Trump Foundation, to prevent any conflicts of interest. Trump commented on the decision via Twitter on Dec. 23, 2016, saying, "My wonderful son, Eric, will no longer be allowed to raise money for children with cancer because of a possible conflict of interest with my presidency. Isn't this a ridiculous shame? He loves these kids, has raised millions of dollars for them, and now must stop. Wrong answer!" "So-called 'A' list celebrities are all wanting tixs" Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jim Watson "The so-called 'A' list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!" Trump tweeted on Dec. 22, 2016. It's not clear which celebrities Trump is referring to in the tweet. Expand 'nuclear capability' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," Trump tweeted on Dec. 22, 2016. Trump initially offered no details on what prompted the tweet, but later Thursday a spokesman said he was referring to the need to prevent nuclear weapons from spreading to unstable countries or terrorist groups. "President-elect Trump was referring to the threat of nuclear proliferation and the critical need to prevent it - particularly to and among terrorist organizations and unstable and rogue regimes," spokesman Jason Miller said. Bill Clinton 'doesn't know much' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wallheiser Trump fired back at former President Bill Clinton who was quoted saying Trump "doesn't know much," but "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him." "Bill Clinton stated that I called him after the election. Wrong, he called me (with a very nice congratulations). He 'doesn't know much' . . . especially how to get people, even with an unlimited budget, out to vote in the vital swing states (and more). They focused on wrong states," Trump tweeted on Dec. 20, 2016. 'Unpresidented act' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer "China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters -- rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented act," Trump wrote on Twitter on Dec. 17, 2016, before deleting the tweet and replacing it with one that correctly spelled "unprecedented." Later, after Beijing agreed to return the underwater drone it had seized, Trump took to Twitter again, writing, "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!" 'Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer "Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!" Trump wrote on Twitter on Dec. 15, 2016. The tweet on the magazine's editor came the day after Vanity Fair ran an article on the Trump Grill inside Trump Tower saying, "Trump Grill could be the worst restaurant in America." 'Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert Trump has repeatedly said he doesn't believe Russia was involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign, and on Dec. 15, 2016, he tweeted, "If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?" 'The F-35 program and cost is out of control' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Similar to his tweet about Boeing's new Air Force One, Trump took aim at the defense contractor Lockheed Martin for the cost of its fighter jet program on Dec. 12, 2016. "The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th," he wrote on Twitter. 'No wonder companies flee country!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Tasos Katopodis Trump fired back at a union president who accused him of not being completely honest about the number of jobs Carrier decided to keep in the United States. Trump said the company had made a deal to keep 1,100 jobs that were slated to go to Mexico, but Jones said that number was not accurate. He said it was 800 jobs they agreed to keep in America and 550 of the union's members were still losing their jobs. In response, Trump went on Twitter to dis Jones. "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!" he tweeted on Dec. 7, 2016. "If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues," another tweet read. 'Cancel order!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez "Boeing is building a brand-new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" Trump tweeted on Dec. 6, 2016. 'Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sara D. Davis Trump went after the press after increased talk about his unconventional use of Twitter. "If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to 'tweet.' Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen!" he wrote on Twitter on Dec. 5, 2016. '...the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary "Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad," Donald Trump tweeted on Dec. 4, 2016, following an episode of "SNL" that mocked his Twitter usage. On jobs moving to Mexico: 'No more!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Trump called out Milwaukee-based company Rexnord for plans to move 300 jobs from Indiana to Mexico. "Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers," he tweeted on Dec. 4, 2016. "This is happening all over our country. No more!" Flag-burning should lead to 'loss of citizenship or year in jail' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag -- if they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!" Trump tweeted on Nov. 29, 2016. While not immediately clear why he tweeted this, it may have been in response to reports of flag-burning on Hampshire College's campus in Amherst, Mass. But the U.S. Supreme Court has twice weighed in on flag burning as protest -- once, declaring it protected by the First Amendment in 1989 and a year later, striking down the Flag Protection Act of 1989. A retweeting spree against CNN's Jeff Zeleny Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Trump took aim at CNN Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny on Nov. 28, 2016, after Zeleny reported that Trump's claims of voter fraud were baseless. He retweeted a number of supporters who said Trump had been the victim of voter fraud and slammed Zeleny as "just another generic CNN part-time wannabe journalist" and a "bad reporter." The retweets culminated in a tweet of his own: "@CNN is so embarrassed by their total (100%) support of Hillary Clinton, and yet her loss in a landslide, that they don't know what to do," Trump tweeted. And he followed up the next day, tweeting, "I thought that @CNN would get better after they failed so badly in their support of Hillary Clinton however, since election, they are worse!" 'I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt After Hillary Clinton's campaign agreed to participate in the Green Party's recount of the Wisconsin votes, Trump fired off a series of tweets. "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," he wrote on Nov. 27, 2016, without providing evidence of any illegal voting. "Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California - so why isn't the media reporting on this? Serious bias - big problem!" another tweet said. Trump had also called the recount a "scam" in an earlier tweet and criticized Democrats for participating. "The Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be accepted. Not so anymore!" he wrote. 'Fidel Castro is dead!' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Trump was quick to take to Twitter following the news that Cuba strongman Fidel Castro had died. His message was succinct -- and the punctuation spoke for itself. "Fidel Castro is dead!" he tweeted. 'I cancelled today's meeting with the failing @nytimes' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Don Emmert Trump canceled via Twitter -- then uncanceled via his spokesperson -- a meeting with the "failing" New York Times on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. "I cancelled today's meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice," he tweeted. "Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!" He added, "The failing @nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that - but why announce?" Eileen M. Murphy, the newspaper's senior vice president for communications, said in a statement, "We were unaware that the meeting was canceled until we saw the president-elect's tweet this morning. We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to. They tried to yesterday -- asking for only a private meeting and no on-the-record segment, which we refused to agree to. In the end, we concluded with them that we would go back to the original plan of a small off-the-record session and a larger on-the-record session with reporters and columnists." Spokeswoman Hope Hicks later confirmed that the meeting with the Times was still on. Then, Trump took to Twitter, writing, "The meeting with the @nytimes is back on at 12:30 today. Look forward to it!" 'The cast of Hamilton was very rude ... Apologize!' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Mandel Ngan For two days, on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, Trump sounded off on Twitter about the message that the cast of "Hamilton" read to Mike Pence, who saw the musical on Friday night. "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!" Trump said on the morning of Nov. 19. "The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!" That night, he tweeted and then deleted a remark about cast member Brandon Victor Dixon, who read the prepared message to Pence. "Very rude and insulting of Hamilton cast member to treat our great future V.P. Mike Pence to a theater lecture. Couldn't even memorize lines!" Trump wrote. The next morning, he again called for an apology. "The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior," he tweeted. Pence, for his part, said he "wasn't offended" by the cast's message. Protesters 'incited by the media' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Donald Trump responded to protests that erupted nationwide following his election in two tweets. The first, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, read: "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" The following morning, he struck a different tone. "Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country," he tweeted. "We will all come together and be proud!" 'The Electoral College is actually genius' Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Don Emmert Trump took to Twitter to weigh in on the news that Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote. "If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily," he tweeted on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. "The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!" Back in 2012, Trump appeared to have had different views on the Electoral College, tweeting on Nov. 6 of that year that "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy." 'I worked hard ... to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky' Photo Credit: Getty Images North America / Drew Angerer "Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky - no Mexico," Trump tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. "I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!" But media outlets, including the Washington Post, were quick to fact-check the tweet. "The tweets were exaggerated," the Post reported, explaining that a contract between Ford and the workers' union -- not Trump -- kept the company from closing its plant in Louisville. "The company clarified that it had merely decided not to move production of a single vehicle, the Lincoln MKC, out of Kentucky," the Post reported. 'Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Donald Trump claimed on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, that "highly inaccurate coverage" had caused the New York Times to lose subscribers -- a claim that conflicted with a Times news release. "Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the 'Trump phenomena," Trump tweeted. He followed it up with a second tweet: "The @nytimes sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their BAD coverage of me. I wonder if it will change - doubt it?" But the Times didn't let that claim go without a fact-check. Its PR team, @NYTimesComm, tweeted: "fact: surge in new subscriptions, print & digital, with trends, stops & starts, 4 X better than normal." 'SNL' is 'a totally one-sided, biased show' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer Trump, on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, expressed his opinions on the "Saturday Night Live" episode that aired the night before. "I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?" he tweeted. Alec Baldwin, who plays Trump on "SNL," tweeted back, "Equal time? Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That's pretty much it." 'I did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial' Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer When news broke that Trump had settled a Trump University fraud lawsuit for $25 million, he explained his decision on Twitter. "I settled the Trump University lawsuit for a small fraction of the potential award because as President I have to focus on our country," he tweeted on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. "The ONLY bad thing about winning the Presidency is that I did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial on Trump U. Too bad!" By Nicole Brown and Lauren Cook, with Reuters Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic The first 100 days: Immigration, Obamacare and moreTrump has signed orders on the border wall, Obamacare, immigration and more. Meet Trump's Cabinet and top appointmentsTrump has had to fill some positions twice. Can you remember all of the presidents from NY?Donald Trump is the second U.S. president to call New York City home.