September 2019

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  • 9/2/19 In the eve of Hurricane Dorian nearing Florida and strengthening to Category 5, claims that he's never even heard the term "Category 5." This despite Hurricane Maria devastating the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in 2017, Hurricane Irma (a Category 5) affecting 9 states in 2017, and Hurricane Michael (a Category 5) making landfall in Florida in 2018. (CNN) Other times he has claimed to have never heard of a Category 5: (Seth Meyers via YouTube)
    • 9/14/17 "I've never seen a category like this come."
    • 9/21/17 "It hit as a category 5, which literally never happens."
    • 9/26/17 "It actually touched down as a category 5. People have never seen anything like that."
    • 10/3/17 "This has been a category 5 which few people have ever even heard of."
    • 10/19/17 "Nobody's even heard of a category 5 hitting land."
    • 5/8/19 "Category 5 hurricane. Never heard about category 5s before." 
  • 9/4/19 After erroneously tweeting that Hurricane Dorian was poised to hit Alabama, publishes a photo of himself consulting a hurricane tracker map in the Oval Office, with a Sharpie marker extending the predicted path of the hurricane to include Alabama. (DailyMail)
  • 9/4/19 Is reported that Trump's administration is pulling funding from military school and day care for servicemembers' children in order to help fund Trump's southern border wall. (NBC)
  • 9/7/19 Trump's White House does not respond to document requests by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding a probe into military sleepovers at one of his Scottish resorts. (NBC)
  • 9/8/19 Reveals on Twitter that he canceled a secret meeting at Camp David that he made with the Taliban. (CNN)
  • 9/9/19 Is reported that Trump's Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at the federal scientific agency responsible for weather forecasts after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama. (NYT)
  • 9/9/19 Is revealed that a high value C.I.A. informant was extracted from Russia in 2017 after Trump met with two top Russian spies in the White House and inadvertently revealed information that exposed the informant. (NYT)
  • 9/9/19 In a press conference, claims that the Bahamas, which was largely devastated by Hurricane Dorian and caused a wave of refugees to the U.S., is full of "very bad gang members," and defended a decision by Customs and Border Patrol to not let some refugees in due to their lack of paperwork. (Independent
  • 9/9/19 Is reported that Trump has a business deal with the small Scottish airline that has recently been revealed as refueling U.S. aircraft under peculiar circumstances in which the aircraft could have refueled at U.S. airbases for much cheaper. (NYT)
  • 9/10/19 Fires his third National Security Adviser John Bolton after prolonged disagreements regarding how to handle North Korea, Iran and Afghanistan. Bolton insists that he quit, while Trump insists that he fired Bolton. (NYT)
  • 9/10/19 California officials scramble to prepare for an alleged interdiction by the Trump administration on urban homeless populations, including the demolition of homeless camps, as they discovered from a Washington Post article. (Politico)
  • 9/10/19 Makes 22 false claims in 85 minutes in a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (CNN)
  • 9/11/19 Takes credit for a GOP electoral win in North Carolina, and tweets about the possibility of a third term for himself. (WaPo)
  • 9/11/19 Will not grant Temporary Protective Status to any of 70,000 Bahamians left without homes in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. (CBS)
  • 9/11/19 Referring to vaping, says “That’s how the first lady got involved. She’s got a son.” He is referring to his son Barron Trump. (DailyBeast)
  • 9/12/19 Trump's EPA repeals an Obama-era clean water regulation that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands. (CNN)
  • 9/13/19 Backs away from his stance against vaping and its marketing towards children, saying "not all vaping is bad." (CNN)
  • 9/16/19 Orders two former White House aides to defy a House subpoena to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing in regards to the Mueller investigation and the impeachment of Trump. (Hill)
  • 9/16/19 In light of new sexual assault allegations against Trump's Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, tweets that his Justice Department should "rescue" Kavanaugh. (CNN)
  • 9/17/19 Revokes California's power to enforce more stringent limits on vehicle carbon pollution than the federal government, seeking to limit California's resistance to his proposed rewrite of the Obama-era rules that would have required automakers to accelerate the deployment of more fuel-efficient cars and light trucks. (Politico)
    • 9/20/19 California, 22 other states and several major cities file a lawsuit in federal court against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the division of the Department of Transportation that issued the rule revoking California's authority. (NPR)
  • 9/18/19 Is revealed that the whistleblower complaint which the White House refuses to submit to Congress, in violation of federal law, involves a phone call Trump made to the president-elect of Ukraine in 2017 in which Trump pressed the president-elect to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son eight times, also illegal. (WaPo)
  • 9/19/19 Files a lawsuit against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and his longtime accounting firm, days after news broke that the prosecutor had subpoenaed years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns. (NBC)
  • 9/21/19 Calls off multi-pronged military airstrike against Iran 10 minutes before the execution of the operation, not informing his vice president, secretary of state or national security advisor. (NYT)
  • 9/23/19 Tells reporters that he "would get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don't." (Politico)
  • 9/24/19 Mocks 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who sailed solo across the Atlantic Ocean to attend a U.N. Climate summit and gave multiple passionate speeches about doing something about climate change. He tweets a clip of Thunberg speaking with anger, writing "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" (Newsweek)
  • 9/25/19 The House of Representatives launches an impeachment inquiry in light of Trump's Ukraine phone call. (CNN)
    • 9/25/19 The White House accidentally sends impeachment talking points to Democrats, then tries to recall them. (NYT)
    • 9/25/19 Released records of the phone call reveal that Trump actively solicited Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for $400 million in military aid. (NYT
    • 9/25/19 The whistleblower's report alleges that Trump directed aids to "lock down" the recording of the call, or secure it for national security data storage even though it was merely politically sensitive. (NYT)(the whistleblower's complaint)
    • 9/26/19 Attacks the unnamed whistleblower as treasonous and suggests that he/she should be severely punished or executed. (NYT)
  • 9/26/19 Trump's EPA administrator Andew Wheeler sends a letter to California governor Gavin Newsom asserting that California's homeless population is violating the Clean Water Act by dumping needles and other waste into the Pacific Ocean. (NPR)
  • 9/26/19 Trump tweets that whistleblowers such as the one who reported his quid pro quo with Ukraine are spies, and that "our country is at stake." He also calls for the whistleblower's identity to be revealed. (NBC)(NYT)
  • 9/27/19 Trump's State Department special envoy for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, abruptly resigns. (NYT)
  • 9/30/19 Tweets a quote of Evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress: "If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal." (CNN)
  • 9/30/19 Is reported that Trump recently pushed Australian prime minister Scott Morrison in a phone call to investigate the origins of the Mueller investigation. He curtailed access to records of the call on false pretenses. (NYT)