July 2020

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  • 7/1/20 The former CEO of a troubled trucking company, whose company was accused of fraud, receives a $700 million bailout. Bill Zollars is also appointed to the board of the U.S. Postal Service. (Salon
  • 7/2/20 Tells Fox News: “I think we’re gonna be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that’s going to, sort of, just disappear – I hope.” The pandemic has thus far killed 129,000 Americans, and is peaking with more than 48,000 new cases a day. (Independent)
  • 7/2/20 Adopts the right-facing eagle clutching a globe icon used by the Nazi party as one of his re-election campaign logos, but with a circular American flag instead of a globe. (Forbes)
  • 7/3/20 Is reported that the White House repeatedly denied the CDC permission to brief the public on the coronavirus. (BusinessInsider)
  • 7/4/20 Makes a devisive speech at Mount Rushmore in which he characterizes any American who opposes him as enemies of the United States. (WaPo)
  • 7/6/20 Trump's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announces that in order to remain in the country for the fall 2020 semester, international students must take in-person classes at their schools, while the number of new cases of coronavirus in the U.S. reach a daily high. (Verge)
    • 7/13/20 17 states sue the Trump admin over this rule. (NBC)
  • 7/6/20 Falsely accuses black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace of fabricating a story of finding a noose in his NASCAR garage. (DailyBeast)
  • 7/7/20 Is reported that Trump's administration has handed out emergency loans to rapper Kanye West ($5 million) and the Church of Scientology (~$1 million). (Independent)
  • 7/7/20 Announces that he will pressure governors to open schools even in the midst of a nationwide coronavirus surge. (CNN)
  • 7/8/20 Begins formal withdrawal from the World Health Organization. (CNN)
  • 7/8/20 Announces that he will block asylum seekers from entering the U.S. on account of a Covid-19 public health risk. (NBC)
  • 7/10/20 Boasts that he "aced" a cognitive test at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, but doesn't reveal why he had to take one. (NYT)
  • 7/10/20 Commutes the sentence of Roger Stone on seven felony crimes, days before the start of Stone's 40-month federal prison term. (NYT)
  • 7/11/20 Claims that "nobody ever heard" of Abraham Lincoln being a Republican until he pointed it out. (Independent)
  • 7/12/20 In one afternoon retweets 14 tweets from accounts supporting the QAnon conspiracy theory. (Politico)
  • 7/12/20 After reports of a defective section of his privately built new border wall, claims that "it was only done to make me look bad." (Politico)
  • 7/13/20 Makes his 20,000th misleading claim as president. (DailyBeast)
  • 7/13/20 Pushes a conspiracy theory that doctors are lying about Covid-19 to damage his re-election chances. (DailyBeast)
  • 7/13/20 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos insists that all U.S. children should be in school in the fall despite record-breaking coronavirus cases. (Guardian)
  • 7/13/20 Retweets former game show host Chuck Woolery, which read “Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust. I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it.” (Politico)
  • 7/14/20 Daughter Ivanka Trump tries to launch an online campaign to help millions of unemployed Americans, solely with tweeted advice: "Find Something New." (MotherJones
  • 7/14/20 Strips the CDC of control of coronavirus data, ordering hospitals to send all Covid-19 patient data to database controlled directly by the White House. (NYT)
  • 7/14/20 When asked about black Americans being killed by police, responds: “What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people, by the way.”  (NYT)
  • 7/14/20 Using a Rose Garden press conference as a de facto campaign speech, makes at least 19 false or misleading claims. (CNN)
  • 7/15/20 A leaked memo reveals that Trump's new Postal Service chief has slowed mail delivery amid calls to expand voting by mail. (Salon)
  • 7/15/20 Poses with a variety of Goya products on the Resolute Desk one day after his daughter poses with a can of Goya beans, violating federal ethics rules on promoting products while in office. (HuffPo)
  • 7/15/20 As of July 15, 2020, 89% of Trump's attempts to deregulate or otherwise implement his policies fail in court challenges. (InstituteforPolicyIntegrity)
  • 7/16/20 Previously published data by the CDC as well as its Covid tracking app are removed from its websites. (CNBC)(DailyBeast)
  • 7/16/20 Moves to bring Sebastian Gorka, who has ties to white nationalist and antisemetic groups, back into his administration. (CommonDreams)
  • 7/16/20 WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says that "science should not stand in the way" of schools reopening. (USAToday)
  • 7/17/20 Calls South Koreans "terrible people" in front of a GOP governor's South Korean-born wife. (Independent)
  • 7/17/20 Channels nearly $400,000 from his campaign to his private business over two days. (Yahoo)
  • 7/17/20 After sending masked federal troops driving around in rented, unmarked minivans to arrest protesters in Portland, Oregon, DHS secretary Ken Cuccinelli says in an interview that "this is a posture we intend to continue not just in Portland." (MotherJones)
  • 7/18/20 Pushes to eliminate billions from a relief proposal that would fund coronavirus testing and shore up federal health agencies. (WaPo)
  • 7/18/20 Is reported that Trump's administration is aiming to block new funding for coronavirus testing and tracing. (NYT)
  • 7/19/20 When asked about his repeated claim that the coronavirus will disappear, he responds: "I'll be right eventually." (Independent)
  • 7/19/20 Brags again about passing a cogntivie assessment test that is intended to confirm whether or not a patient has suffered from a stroke or is suffering from dementia. (RollingStone)
    • 7/22/20 Brags again about passing the test: “The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question. It’s, uh, like you’ll go, ‘Person, woman, man, camera, TV.’ So they say, ‘Could you repeat that?’ So I said, ‘Yeah.’ So it’s ‘person, woman, man, camera, TV.’ ‘Okay, that’s very good.’” (NewYorkIntelligencer)
  • 7/20/20 Describes the two World Wars as "beautiful" and threatens to veto the bill that would rename military bases named after Confederate officers. (Independent)
    • 7/21/20 Threatens to veto troop pay raises in order to protect Confederate base names. (HuffPo)
  • 7/22/20 Releases a memorandum that suggests he will try to change the U.S. Census to not count undocumented immigrants, a clear violation of the 14th Amendment. (Vox)
  • 7/22/20 Orders the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston and gives all Chinese diplomatic staff 72 hours to leave the country. (NYT)
  • 7/23/20 Announces a "surge" of federal officers to be deployed in Chicago despite widespread outrage of his federal police crackdown in Portland. (Independent)
  • 7/23/20 Gives accused and charged child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell his best: “I don't know, I haven't really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly. I've met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.” (DailyBeast)
  • 7/24/20 Brags about federal police agents teargassing the mayor of Portland during a peaceful protest. "They knocked the hell out of him." (Vice)
  • 7/24/20 An official summary of Trump's first intelligence briefing in 2016 reveals that Trump asked "Are the Russians bad?" (summary via Politico)
  • 7/25/20 WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany plays a propaganda video during a press conference so filled with violence that even Fox News cuts away from it. (BusinessInsider)
  • 7/27/20 Announces his plans to throw the first pitch at a Yankees game hours after National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci throws one. The Yankees did not invite Trump for a pitch and he later retracts his announcement. (Hill)
  • 7/28/20 The Federal Election Commission receives a watchdog complaint raising the allegation that the Trump Campaign has been laundering campaign finance money, misusing over $170 million (Vice)
  • 7/28/20 Retweets a disinformation video about COVID-19 that is promptly deleted by Twitter. (Vice)
    • The video features a Houston doctor named Stella Immanuel who praises the debunked hydroxychloroquine and is on record lamenting the use of alien DNA in pharmaceuticals, as well as the physical effects of sex with witches and demons in dreams (DailyBeast)
    • Storms out of a press conference after being asked about why he is defending Immanuel. (Independent)
  • 7/29/20 Commutes the sentence of Arkansas businessman Ted Suhl, who was duly convicted of bribing state officials to protect his business. (ArkansasDemocratGazette
  • 7/30/20 Suggests delaying the 2020 election, tweeting: "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" (BBC)
  • 7/30/20 Is reported that the U.S. economy drops 32.9% in GDP, the worst ever reported in history. (NPR)
  • 7/30/20 The White House announces it is opposed to requiring passengers to wear masks on public transit. (Reuters)
  • 7/31/20 Is reported that Trump's COVID-19 hospital data system that bypasses the CDC is riddled with delays and inaccuracies. (NPR)
  • 7/31/20 Blatantly boosts his own hotel in a pandemic relief bill, including $1.75 billion to rebuild an FBI headquarters close to his property. (WaPo)