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Today in Trump tweets

President Donald Trump speaks while hosting a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
President Donald Trump speaks while hosting a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. AP

President Donald Trump tweeted just once from his personal account on Monday, his first official day in the White House. He also sent the same message from the official presidential account. The @POTUS tweet was signed “DJT,” indicating Trump himself sent it.

Trump met Monday at the White House with business leaders, including from companies like Ford, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, SpaceX and Under Armour. He told them he wants products made in the U.S. and companies going abroad to manufacture will have “a very major border tax” placed on their goods. Trump also said his administration thinks it “can cut regulations by 75 percent.”

The president met Monday afternoon with union leaders and workers.

The official @POTUS account also tweeted Monday a photo view of the National Mall from Trump’s inauguration.

The Trump administration had repeatedly sparred with the media in recent days over crowd size estimates at his swearing in on Friday. It has falsely claimed that it was largest crowd ever. Politifact estimates that between 250,000 and 600,000 were on the mall as Trump took the oath of office. In 2009, 1.8 million people watched former President Barack Obama do the same.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer during his first official press briefing on Monday clarified to reporters his controversial remarks on crowd size at President Donald Trump's inauguration. "Our intentions are never to lie to you," said Spicer.

McClatchy will be compiling and providing links to fact checks of Trump’s tweets on merit throughout his presidency.

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