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Trump's morning tweets perfectly align with Fox & Friends

President Trump had a busy Tuesday morning on Twitter, with seven tweets before 9am, touching on topics from the Russia investigation to Pennsylvania's new congressional district map.

Why it matters: His tweets perfectly aligned with Fox & Friends' morning lineup. Media Matters' Matthew Gertz tweeted screen-shots of the show next to Trump's remarks, revealing the president was watching on a delay. It started with a thanks to the hosts, and went from there:

  • On Russia's interference in the 2016 election, and Barack Obama's handling of it:
  • Trump appeared to again cite a McLaughlin poll that shows the GOP leading the Democrats by one percentage point. The same poll released last week reported that the Democrats were leading by three points:
  • After the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) released its schedule on Monday:
  • On the new Congressional district map for Pennsylvania:
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Trump's two-front war

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President Trump is ending the week with a flop — nowhere close to the border wall funding he wanted in the DACA-less spending bill that congressional leaders released last evening. But he's fulfilling one of his most aggressive campaign promises with his anti-China trade action.

The big picture: Trump's expected announcement today of tariffs on Chinese imports is a big deal, and analysts fear it could provoke a trade war — and it comes as Trump has been battling his own party here at home over the government spending bill.

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The worst flu season in eight years

Note: Activity levels are based on outpatient visits in a state compared to the average number of visits that occur during weeks with little or no flu virus circulation; Data: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios

This year's flu season caught many experts off guard with both its sustained prevalence and its virulence. At its peak, there was a higher level of flu-like illnesses reported than any other year during the past eight years. Watch in the visual as it hits its peak around Week 18.

Why it matters: Public health officials try to capture this data when developing the next year's vaccines. And, of course, they want to find better ways to prevent severe flu seasons. There's a "Strategic Plan" to develop a universal vaccine to protect against a wider range of influenza viruses, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Axios.