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A White House statement issued Thursday notably did not deny that President Trump used the vulgarity to refer to African countries, but Friday morning, Trump wrote: "This was not the language used." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A copy of Fire and Fury sits on display at a bookstore in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The book was rushed into bookstores and onto e-book platforms because of demand and the threat of a lawsuit from President Trump. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Bannon was quoted in a new book calling the meeting that Donald Trump Jr. and other top Trump campaign advisers took with Russian intermediaries in June 2016 "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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ESPN columnist Jemele Hill attends ESPN The Party on Feb. 5, 2016 in San Francisco. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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ESPN's Jemele Hill On Race, Football And That Tweet About Trump

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The historic Jackson Magnolia, planted on the south grounds of the White House, was trimmed back on Wednesday. The tree is in poor health, needs artificial support and is in danger of falling. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Portions Of Ailing White House Magnolia Removed Over Safety Concerns

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President Trump, seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, lashed out in a series of tweets at the FBI after his former national security adviser's guilty plea in the Russia probe. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Three members of the White House Communications Agency have been reassigned after allegations of improper behavior on a recent presidential visit to Vietnam. President Trump, seen here with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Luong Thai Linh/AP hide caption

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Drumstick and Wishbone, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate "wingman," are introduced Monday during an event hosted by The National Turkey Federation at the Williard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. One of the 40-pound fowl will be presented to President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously "pardon" it. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump gives a thumbs up at the Republican National Convention, as then-Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort stands behind him and next to Ivanka Trump. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'Drain The Swamp'? Hardly. Washington Appears More Stuck In The Muck Than Ever

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President Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as they pose for a group photo ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit leaders gala dinner in Vietnam last week. Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sisters Andrea and Claudia De La Vega stand in the yard of their home in Austin. Martin do Nascimento/KUT hide caption

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As DACA Winds Down, DREAMers Turn Toward Different Futures

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Robert Mueller, special counsel in charge of the DOJ investigation into Russian connections with the Trump campaign, rocked the political world charging three Trump campaign officials this week. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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