October 2020

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  • 10/2/20 Tweets that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for Covid-19. (Axios)
  • 10/4/20 Exposes secret service agents to his virus by having them drive him past supporters outside of his hospital. (Vice)
  • 10/5/20 Publishes photos of himself signing blank sheets of paper at Walter Reed military hospital with a sharpie wearing different outfits. The EXIF data on the photos reveal they were taken minutes apart. (Independent)
  • 10/5/20 A NYT reporter infected with Covid-19 from the White House reveals that the White House is not doing any contact tracing. (CNN) A federal health official admits that the White House has turned down offers by the CDC to help with contract tracing. (NBC)
  • 10/5/20 Leaves quarantine at Walter Reed to return to the White House, and poses for pictures without his mask. (NYT
  • 10/5/20 Boasts on Twitter that he hasn't felt as good in 20 years, and urges America not let the coronavirus "dominate your life." Also tells them "Don't be afraid of Covid." It is reported that Trump is on a common steroid that causes delusions of grandeur as a side effect. (NYT)
  • 10/5/20 Is revealed that White House staffers who have been contracting coronavirus have been told to stay quiet about it. (TheWeek)
  • 10/6/20 Twitter locks Trump's account after he shares a NY Post columnist's email address. (DailyNews)
  • 10/6/20 Facebook removes a post by Trump that states the flu is more lethal than Covid. (CNN)
  • 10/6/20 Abruptly orders an end to negotiations for a second coronavirus stimulus bill "until after the election." (WaPo)
  • 10/7/20 Calls his illness "a blessing from God" and portrays the experimental treatment that he received from Regeneron as a miracle cure. (NYT)
  • 10/7/20 The New England Journal of Medicine breaks with 208 years of tradition and endorses Joe Biden for president, while condeming Trump and his administration for his gross mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNN)
  • 10/8/20 Boasts on a phone call with Fox News that he is a "perfect physical specimen," and that he is "immune" to Covid. Also calls himself "extremely young." (Independent)
  • 10/8/20 Calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to indict Joe Biden with 26 days until the election, for the "greatest political crim in the history of our country." Is referring to Biden being a part of the Obama administration when Trump's campaign was being investigated for colluding with Russia. (Newsweek)
  • 10/8/20 Tweets criticism and insults against Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer while condemning the domestic white nationalist plot to kidnap and/or kill her. (DetroitNews)
  • 10/9/20 Is revealed that Trump received a $21 million windfall in 2016 that was routed through one of his hotels and illegally spent on his campaign. (NYT)
  • 10/9/20 Uses profanity in an interview with Rush Limbaugh. Speaking of Iran, says "If you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before." (Politico)
  • 10/10/20 Is reported that over 200 companies, special-interest groups and foreign governments have routed money to Trump through his properties and subsequently reaped benefits from his administration. (NYT)
  • 10/10/20 The Taliban officially endorse Donald Trump for U.S. president. (Hill)
  • 10/11/20 Hosts a rally from the balcony of the White House, violating multiple ethics rules. Is also still infectious from the coronavirus. (NYT)
  • 10/14/20 Retweets a post from a since-suspended account that Osama Bin Laden was not really killed and that only his body double was. (Newsweek)
  • 10/14/20 Tweets support for the California Republicans who have been installing falsely labeled "official" ballot drop-off boxes across their state to harvest ballots. "Fight hard Republicans. They have been taking advantage of the system for years!" (Hill)
  • 10/15/20 The White House officially embraces herd immunity as a tactic to fight the Covid-19 epidemic, citing completely erroneous data on how such immunity works. (NYT)
    • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the approach is "nonsense" and "very dangerous." (CNBC)
    • 80 public health-related researchers sign a declaration warning against a herd immunity approach, calling it a "dangerous fallacy unsupported by the scientific evidence." (The Lancet
  • 10/16/20 Is reported that Trump is at least $1 billion in personal debt, more than twice what he has recently reported. (Forbes)
  • 10/16/20 At a rally in Georgia, says "That Biden family and others, but that Biden family is corrupt, a corrupt family. We should lock him up. Lock up the Bidens. Lock up Hillary. Can you imagine if my kids did what this guy Hunter has done? When you look at what they get away with. In my opinion, it's a criminal enterprise. He's like a vacuum cleaner. The father goes through and the son comes in a vacuum cleaner. Millions of dollars." (Newsweek)