August 2020

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  • 8/1/20 Says he is going to vote absentee in the 2020 election after months of baseless attacks on mail-in voting. (BusinessInsider)
  • 8/1/20 Trump's ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman is revealed to have asked Brazilian officials for help in Trump's reelection. (Vox)
  • 8/2/20 Skirts the Senate to install nominee Anthony Tata for Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy after his confirmation hearing was abruptly cancelled. Tata was revealed to have called Obama a "terrorist leader." (Politico)
  • 8/3/20 In the midst of the highest pandemic cases and deaths to date, tweets: "Cases up because of BIG Testing! Much of our Country is doing very well. Open the Schools!" (NYT)
  • 8/3/20 Court filings reveal that Trump and his company are under investigation for possible bank fraud. (Independent)
  • 8/3/20 Says that Microsoft should pay "key money" to the U.S. Treasury for facilitating a deal to acquire TikTok, a social media platform. (CNBC)
  • 8/3/20 Vows to challenge a Nevada state bill that would expand mail-in voting for the November presidential election. (Hill)
  • 8/4/20 Participates in an interview with Axios that is particularly unhinged: (HuffPo)
    • Regarding the U.S. having the worst coronavirus statistics in the world, says "we're last, meaning we're first."
    • Doubles down on his well-wishes for Ghislaine Maxwell, a close accomplice to child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein. 
    • When asked about the recently departed civil rights leader and Representative John Lewis, mentions that Lewis did not attend his inauguration, and then says "Nobody has done more for black Americans than I have. He should've come."
  • 8/4/20 Contradicts White House spokeperson in real-time about the security of mail-in voting in Florida while contradicting his own claims from the past several months, now claiming such voting is secure. (Independent)
  • 8/4/20 Mispronounces "Yosemite" as "Yo-Semite" twice in a speech. (BusinessInsider)
  • 8/5/20 Pushes for the reopening of schools nationwide in the midst of a worsening coronavirus pandemic, insisting that children are "virtually immune" to the virus. (Independent)
    • 8/6/20 Twitter temporarily suspends Trump's campaign Twitter account after it tweets the false claims. (CNN
  • 8/7/20 Trump's newly appointed postmaster general Louis DeJoy purges top Post Office leadership in a wider effort to slow mail service. (Hill)
  • 8/8/20 Admits on live television that he will terminate Social Security and Medicare if reelected in November. (WaPo)
  • 8/9/20 Is revealed that White House aides reached out to South Dakota governor Kristi Noem in 2019 about the process of adding Trump to Mount Rushmore. (CNN)
  • 8/11/20 Says that the Spanish Flu (of 1918) "probably ended" World War II (in 1945). (USAToday)
  • 8/12/20 Is reported that Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden has started receiving intelligence briefings even as Trump has all but stopped them for himself. (TheWeek
  • 8/13/20 Calls Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris a "mad woman" and claims Democrats want to abolish "any kind of animals" and tear down the Empire State Building. (Independent)
  • 8/13/20 Encourages a false conspiracy theory about Dem VP nominee Kamala Harris that she is not eligible due to her parents being immigrants. (NYT)
  • 8/13/20 Accidentally admits in a Fox News interview that he is weakening the postal service in order to sway the election in his favor. (FoxNews)(ChicagoSunTimes)
    • 8/14/20 Witnesses see truckfulls of blue USPS mailboxes being removed and hauled off. (Independent)
    • 8/14/20 Is reported that the USPS plans to remove 671 high-volume mail processing machines. (MSNBC)
  • 8/15/20 Is reported that the White House planted a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist amongst reporters in the White House briefing room. (TheIntercept)
  • 8/16/20 Voters in North Carolina receive absentee ballot request forms with Trump's face on them. (CNN)
  • 8/17/20 Is reported that the Trump administration is using a private security firm to detain migrant children in major hotel chains. (Independent)
  • 8/17/20 Says he will seek a third term as president because "they spied on me." (RollingStone)
  • 8/18/20 Attacks former first lady Michelle Obama's citing of a coronavirus death toll number as being several thousand fewer than the current number, due to her prerecording her DNC speech. (BusinessInsider)
  • 8/19/20 Shown that 40% of letter-handling machines in the Seattle-Tacoma area were already dismantled by the time Trump's appointed postmaster general Louis DeJoy announced that he would halt his changes. (KUOW-Seattle)
  • 8/19/20 Endorses a baseless QAnon conspiracy theory and states about QAnon: “I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate. I have heard that it is gaining in popularity.” (Guardian)
  • 8/20/20 Doubles down on his verbal attacks on New Zealand's coronavirus situation, claiming they are having multiple outbreaks. The country sees about 10 new cases a day while the U.S. sees 40,000 per day. (Guardian)
  • 8/20/20 Is noted that each of Trump's three campaign managers has been indicted on criminal charges: Paul Manafort, Corey Lewandowski and Steve Bannon (WaPo)
  • 8/21/20 Suggests on Fox News that he will send law enforcement officials to the polls in November to oversee possibly "the most fraudulent election in history." (NYT)
  • 8/21/20 Trump's postmaster general Louis DeJoy says that the USPS will not reinstall more than 600 mail sorting machines that were dismantled in recent months. (MotherJones)
  • 8/21/20 Says he "listens better to African Americans" than Martin Luther King III. (Independent)
  • 8/24/20 Federal watchdog reports a video published by the Interior Department violated federal law by using taxpayer money to campaign for Trump. (CREW)
  • 8/24/20 At the Republican National Convention, Trump repeats a joke about being president for 12 more years. (VanityFair)
  • 8/25/20 New York and New Jersey sue Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over postal service delays. (Independent)
  • 8/25/20 Is reported that Trump looted $44 billion from FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund in the middle of a record-setting hurrican season in order to fund unemployment benefits. (RollingStone)
  • 8/28/20 Makes more than 20 false or misleading claims in his speech accepting the presidential nomination from the Republican party. (CNN)
  • 8/29/20 The Office of the Director of National Intelligence informs the House and Senate Committees on Intelligence that it will no longer be briefing in-person on election security issues. (CNN
  • 8/30/20 Is reported that Trump's golfing and rallies have caused multiple Covid outbreaks among members of the Secret Service. (RollingStone)
  • 8/31/20 Is revealed that the White House suppressed coronavirus reports and downplayed the virus in early 2020, according to a House investigation. (CNBC)
  • 8/31/20 Trump's new pandemic adviser Scott Atlas pushes a herd immunity strategy, which would require 1 million to 3 million Americans to die before working. (WaPo)