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Trump lashes out at James Mattis, Democrats, Fed in morning tweets

President Trump lashed out at his outgoing Defense secretary, his former ISIS envoy, "virtually every Democrat," and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) in morning tweets on Monday.

Perhaps not quite feeling in the holiday spirit just yet — Trump put off his trip to Mar-a-Lago to remain in Washington following the government shutdown — the president punctuated his rant with the declaration that "AMERICA IS RESPECTED AGAIN!"

In his tweets, Trump bounced between topics, including the budget and border wall funding; the expedited ousting of Secretary of Defense James Mattis; the resignation of the White House's primary point person on ISIS, Brett McGurk; the Iran Deal; and compared the Federal Reserve to "a powerful golfer who can't score because he ... can't putt."

Trump's schedule starts at 6 p.m. Monday, when he and the first lady plan to participate in NORAD Santa Tracker phone calls.