WASHINGTON – While President Donald Trump has frequently blasted his thoughts to his 60.5 million Twitter followers, there's another, more old-fashioned medium that offers a glimpse into the president's mind.
Throughout his tenure in office and even on the campaign trail, Trump's black sharpie-written notes have been captured ahead of meetings and press conferences. The scribbled messages — sometimes with spelling errors — show off what the president often times tries to emphasize and what edits he's made moments before he steps up to a mic or in front of a camera.
It's not just notes photographers are capturing. In May, the president flashed a letter he claimed was his "secret" deal with Mexico over Central American migrants. A photographer managed to capture an image of the paper at just the right angle and lighting to make a large portion of the note visible.
Here are all the other times Trump's notes have been captured:
Trump's notes were captured by a Washington Post photographer as he was taking a paper copy of his remarks out of his blazer pocket on July 15.
The president spoke at the White House and criticized four Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-,Minn., Ayanna Pressley D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
In his remarks, Trump said "if you hate our country, if you're not happy here, you can leave." His comments followed tweets he posted the day before saying that the lawmakers should "go back" to their countries. Almost all of the congresswomen were born in the U.S. Omar came to the United States as a refugee from Somalia more than 20 years ago and is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Trump accused Omar of praising al-Qaeda and hating Israel.
In the upper right-hand corner, Trump appears to have misspelled al-Qaeda as "Alcaida." Underneath that, it looks as if Trump wrote "some people."
After infrastructure talks fell apart with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in May, Trump held an impromptu press conference with reporters in the Rose Garden.
The president's notes were photographed before he spoke, when he announced he was not going to work with Congress until all congressional probes are dropped.
Prior to the conference, the president met briefly with Pelosi and Schumer to talk about infrastructure funding, when Trump told the two top Democrats he would not negotiate on a number of issues until the investigations into his administration and finances were dropped. Pelosi blasted the president as throwing a "temper tantrum."
'Achomlishments': Photographer snaps look at Trump's notes in Rose Garden news conference
The photo of Trump's notes lit up Twitter. Users pointed out several spelling mistakes — a common occurrence for Trump, who frequently has spelling errors in his tweets.
"Dems have no achomlishments (sic)," his notes said. He also wrote that his administration has been the "most transparent," underling the word "transparent."
"They want to impeach over acts that they did," another line in the notes said.
The President wrote in sharpie “THERE WAS NO COLUSION” during a meeting with congressional members. pic.twitter.com/dYk88Ot9h8— Tom Brenner (@tombrennerphoto) July 17, 2018
On July 16, 2018, Trump held his historic summit with Russia President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. The president made waves when he said that he believed Putin when Putin denied that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election — taking the side of the former KGB officer over his own intelligence officials.
A day after that meeting, Trump attempted to clean those comments up during a meeting with lawmakers.
The president's notes were photographed in an image that showed a notation of something Trump has often said: "There was no colusion (sic)."
A week after the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the president held a round table with survivors of mass shootings.
The president during the meeting held a paper with notes outlining what he should ask and remember while speaking to students, parents and teachers who were all experiencing grief after the school shooting.
The paper outlined five points that included the question: "What would you most want me to know about your experience?"
"I hear you," was the fifth point listed.
There have also been other instances in which the president's notes have been caught on camera.
In November 2017, a photo was also captured of the president speaking to reporters hours after North Korea launched a missile.
The note, which was written all capitalized, said: "Missile was launched from North Korea - will take care of it."
Trump has also flashed his notes while on the campaign trail.
The president showed off a paper with sharpie-scribbled thoughts during a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Dec. 29, 2015.
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