His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public.
We watched how Donald Trump used this platform of unfettered communication during his first year as commander in chief. Here is everything he tweeted. In many cases, we looked at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we related what else was going on at the time.
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President Trump tweeted Friday afternoon that he is keeping embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, though he would not say how long.
The tweet linked to an Instagram post with a picture of Tillerson being sworn in during a ceremony in the Oval Office.
Trump met for lunch Friday with Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Earlier in the day, Tillerson called reports of his potential departure “laughable.”
Trump’s tweet came on a day when most attention is focused on the guilty plea by Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor. Trump may be trying to show stability in his administration and undermine the credibility of the news media as it trains its attention on the Russia investigation.