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Trump spent the morning tweeting about Huma Abedin, 'Rocket Man,' and airplanes

After returning from a holiday vacation at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, President Trump woke up in the White House for the first time this year and started his day as he has so many others: by tweeting. Before the clock struck 9 a.m. on the East Coast, the president had already opined on a wide variety of subjects, beginning with the hypothetical imprisonment of Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin:

Trump then moved onto the possibility of diplomatic talks between North and South Korea, after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced his desire "for peaceful resolution with our southern border":

He next pivoted to congratulating himself for commercial airplane safety, despite the fact that nobody has died flying commercially in the U.S. since 2009.

As is often the case, the president's tweets probably did not occur to him without some mental nudging: Media Matters' Matthew Gertz points out that the subjects of Trump's Tuesday morning tweets are suspiciously similar to that of a certain cable network's morning programming.