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Trump defends 'different types of back to back speeches'

Trump defends 'different types of back to back speeches'
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President Trump on Thursday criticized the media over its description of his different speeches this week.

Trump also went after Democrats, saying it was "too bad" they didn't have anyone who could change tones the way he did.

"The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches," Trump tweeted Thursday.

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"Well, their was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally (enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion — V.A. (respectful and strong).To bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!"

Trump deleted the tweets shortly after and reposted them to correct spelling errors.

Trump on Monday spoke in a nationally televised address about his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

It was a generally sober address, and one in which he sought to unify the country after the strife evolving around a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, Va., and the president's own reaction to the violence in the Virginia town.

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The address was given from a teleprompter and Trump stuck to his script.

On Tuesday at a rally in Arizona, a more freewheeling Trump lashed out at the media, calling them sick, and urged on his supporters at an event similar in tone to the events from his presidential campaign. 

Trump also defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville, but left out comments he made in which he blamed "many sides" for what had happened, equivocating between racists and Nazis and those opposing them.
 
This speech was given with no teleprompter, and was a stemwinder with the president speaking for more than 70 minutes.
 
On Wednesday, a day after his divisive rally, Trump called for the nation to come together in "shared humanity" and "citizenship" at an event before a crowd of veterans at an American Legion conference in Nevada.
 
Trump stuck largely to his prepared remarks and said it is time to "heal the wounds that divide us and seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us."