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Trump has tweeted about Republican senators giving him a standing ovation 3 times in the last 15 hours

President Trump apparently got a standing ovation at his Republican policy luncheon Tuesday and he wants everyone to know it:

Trump's emphasis on his reception was apparently fueled by the attention given to his critics Tuesday, including Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who claimed the president's legacy would be "the debasement of our nation," and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who announced that he would not run for re-election in part because of Trump's influence over the Republican Party.

Appearances are important to Trump, who often brags about the size of his crowds. The president has tweeted about his various standing ovations 24 different times since 2012.