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"For no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered," the president said of allegations brought the White house physician by Democratic Sen. Joh Tester's office.

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President Donald Trump called on Democratic Sen. Jon Tester to resign on Saturday via Twitter, after internal records raised doubts about allegations that led White House physician Ronny Jackson to withdraw as a nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department.

Current and former colleagues alleged that Jackson had freewheeling prescribing practices, drank on the job and claimed he “got drunk and wrecked a government vehicle” at a Secret Service going-away party, according to the office of Tester, who represents Montana.

'Tester should resign'

Jackson strongly denied the allegations brought by Tester's office, but withdrew Thursday, April 26.

On Friday, however, the White House pointed to records and police reports made available to reporters that show that none of the three minor government vehicle accidents Jackson had in the past five years involved alcohol or were his fault, and that his medical unit passed regular controlled substance audits, though some improvements were recommended.

The following day, Trump called for Tester to resign on Twitter, for spreading what he called "slander" and shattering Jackson's reputation. Later, he tweeted that Tester should lose his race in Montana.

In response, the Democratic senator pointed out the president had signed eight bills that he had sponsored to improve the VA. In a statement he added, “It’s my duty to make sure Montana veterans get what they need and have earned, and I’ll never stop fighting for them as their senator.”

After Jackson stepped aside Thursday, Teste told The Washington Post he “absolutely” stands by his decision to release the detailed list of allegations against Jackson: “Look, there was information, there was a pattern to the information,” Tester said, adding that reporters “were asking me a bunch of questions. I thought it was the right thing.”

Tester also tweeted, “These aren’t my accusations, these are accusations that have come from active and retired military personnel.” He said the allegations came from 23 of Jackson’s former and current colleagues. “What we see is a pattern of problems,” Tester tweeted. “It would be Senatorial malpractice not to follow up on this issue.”

'Progress being made for all!' in North Korea

Trump tweeted on April 20, just before North Korea said on Saturday it would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it had completed its goal of developing the weapons, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said.

Kim is scheduled to hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week and with Trump in late May or early June.

A testing freeze and commitment to close the test site alone would fall short of Washington's demand that Pyongyang completely dismantle all its nuclear weapons and missiles.

'Mission Accomplished,' Trump calls Western airstrikes against Syria

Trump's message, coming after the U.S., Britain and France had taken military action against the Syrian government, echoed the words of a banner -- "Mission Accomplished" -- that hung behind President George W. Bush in 2003, when he gave a speech from the USS Abraham Lincoln during the Iraq War.

That visual dogged Bush's presidency as the war dragged out, with worsening American casualties, for the remainder of his two terms in office.

The airstrikes early Saturday represent a major escalation in the West's confrontation with Syrian leader Bashar Assad's superpower ally Russia, but is unlikely to alter the course of a civil war that has killed at least half a million people in the past seven years.

That in turn raises the question of where Western countries go from here, after a volley of strikes denounced by Damascus and Moscow as at once both reckless and pointless.

James Comey 'is a weak and untruthful slime ball'

Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a “weak and untruthful slime ball” in a tweet on April 13, 2018, reacting to Comey’s comments on the president as he promoted his new memoir.

"It was my great honor to fire James Comey!" Trump wrote, accusing Comey of leaking classified information and calling him a terrible FBI director. The president fired Comey in May 2017.

Comey appeared in a series of media interviews before the release of his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership," which news organizations have said paints a deeply unflattering picture of Trump.

In an interview with ABC, Comey described the president as volatile, defensive and concerned more about his own image than alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

'Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!'

Trump launched his second attack in a week on Amazon on March 31, 2018, accusing the world's biggest online retailer of getting unfairly cheap rates from the U.S. Postal Service and not paying enough taxes.

The president's comments on Twitter reiterated criticisms he made on Thursday about the company. A report from the news website Axios -- saying he was obsessed with Amazon and considering ways to rein in the company's power, possibly with federal antitrust or competition laws -- may have prompted him.

"While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars," Trump tweeted on March 31, 2018.

A Citigroup analysis last year showed that if the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reallocated costs to account for the growing volume of packages it delivers, it would cost $1.46 more to deliver each package. Federal regulators, which review contracts made by USPS, have not raised any issues with the terms of its contract with Amazon.

"If the P.O. 'increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion'," Trump tweeted, although it was not clear what report he was citing. "This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!"

A White House spokeswoman said on March 29, 2018 the administration had no Amazon-related action at that time.

'Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me'

The Trump administration announced on March 25, 2018, that two lawyers would not join the president's legal team despite an announcement to the contrary about a week before.

The announcement also comes days after Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel Russia investigation, John Dowd, resigned.

Seeming to contradict perceptions that his legal representation is in disarray, the president wrote on Twitter that "Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case."

"Don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on. Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted," he continued. "Problem is that a new lawyer or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which is unfair to our great country - and I am very happy with my existing team. Besides, there was NO COLLUSION with Russia, except by Crooked Hillary and the Dems!"

'Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy'

After former Vice President Joe Biden said he would "beat the hell out of" Trump had they gone to high school together over the comments he made about women in a leaked "Access Hollywood" tape, Trump fired back on Twitter.

"Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!" the president wrote on March 22, 2018.

At a speech at the University of Miami on March 20, Biden said, "They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, 'If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him."

Biden made similar comments during the 2016 presidential election.

'Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing'

Trump defended his congratulatory phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin in tweets on March 21, 2018.

The president was criticized by Republicans and Democrats for saying he congratulated Putin, whose country's elections are known to not be credible. The Washington Post reported that Trump, in his briefing papers to prepare for the phone call with Putin on Tuesday, was specifically warned "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" the Russian president. White House officials did not dispute the report, but said whoever leaked it could be subject to dismissal.

But the president, on Twitter, said, "Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing."

"They can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race. Bush tried to get along, but didn’t have the 'smarts.' Obama and Clinton tried, but didn’t have the energy or chemistry (remember RESET). PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!"

'Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!'

Trump announced the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a tweet on Mach 13, 2018.

"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" he wrote.

The rare firing of the United States' top diplomat came after months of friction between the president and the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive. The tensions peaked last fall amid reports Tillerson had called Trump a "moron" and considered resigning. Tillerson never denied using the word.

'We don’t have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!'

Trump mocked the Oscars, which were reportedly the lowest-rated in history, drawing the smallest ever audience of 26.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen data reported by ABC.

In a tweet on March 6, 2018, Trump wrote, “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!”

He drew ire from Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 2018 Academy Awards. The television host responded by tweeting, “Thanks, lowest rated President in History.”

The FBI is 'spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion'

Following an admission from the FBI director Christopher Wray that the organization had gotten a tip about Parkland, Florida, shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, Trump took to Twitter to criticize the intelligence agency.

“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida shooter. This is not acceptable,” he tweeted. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”

His comments drew criticism from several users on Twitter, including politicians, who thought it was inconsiderate of the president to use a mass tragedy such as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre to reiterate his criticism of the Russia investigation.

“Incomprehensible pain and loss at a high school, yet again, and it’s children who are the leading voices for action,” Sally Yates, former attorney general whom Trump fired for opposing the Muslim ban, tweeted. “Meanwhile, our president uses the tragedy to attack the investigation of a foreign adversary’s interference in our democracy. Shameful.”

'A very stable genius at that!'

Following the release of the book "Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House," which suggests Trump is unfocused, unprepared and petty, the president wrote in a series of tweets on Jan. 6, 2018 that the book is "boring and untruthful" and referred to its author, Michale Wolff, as a "total loser."

He pointed to his career trajectory as evidence against Wolff's character assessment. "My two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart," he wrote.

"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!" another tweet said.

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."

'I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful'

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'

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."

'May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas' (again)

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.

'At what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?'

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.

'Fire or suspend!'

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."

'Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart'

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.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal 'cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness'

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."

The U.S. will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the military

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.

Obama administration did nothing about election meddling

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.

'James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations'

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 there were tapes.

'I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director'

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.

'Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan'

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.

'The single greatest witch hunt'

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.

'Phony hypocrites!'

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.

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

"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.

'Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies'

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.

'Jail time!'

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."


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