September 2020

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  • 9/1/20 While visiting Kenosha, WI in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake (NYT)
    • Floats a conspiracy theory about black-clad people getting off of planes in the dead of night to control the streets in various American cities.
    • Takes undue credit for the relative calm in Kenosha.
    • Compares officers who shoot people to golfers who "choke" on a swing.
  • 9/1/20 A study shows that the drug cocktail that includes hydroxychloroquine touted by Trump to treat coronavirus increases the chance of death by 27%. (Independent)
  • 9/2/20 Encourages people in North Carolina to vote twice, which is a federal offense. (NYT)
    • 9/3/20 Attorney General Bill Barr repeatedly says to CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he doesn't know whether it's illegal to vote twice. (Mediaite)
  • 9/3/20 Is revealed that in 2018 Trump called Americans who died in World War I "losers" and "suckers." (Atlantic)
    • 9/5/20 Calls for the firing of a Fox reporter, Jennifer Griffin, who confirmed the Atlantic article. (Newsweek)
    • 9/7/20 Lashes out at Pentagon leaders for being warmongers. (HuffPo)
  • 9/4/20 Claims to have done more for veterans than the late veteran senator John McCain, while also taking credit for McCain's veteran bill which was signed by President Obama in 2014. (CNN)
  • 9/4/20 Says that soldiers missing in action should be left for dead. (VanityFair
  • 9/8/20 House Democrats open an investigation into Trump's postmaster general Louis DeJoy and call for his immediate suspension following accusations that he reimbursed employees for campaign contributions to preferred GOP politicians in order to skirt campaign finance laws. (WaPo)
  • 9/9/20 The Justice Department requests to take over Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit brought on by E. Jean Carroll following an alleged sexual assault in the 1990s. (CNN)
  • 9/9/20 Rambles at a North Carolina crowd about "creating" the Air Force and appointing "pro-crime" judges. (Independent)
  • 9/9/20 Recordings made by journalist Bob Woodward reveal Trump admitting in March that he knew of the true danger of the coronavirus and that he was trying hard to "play it down" in order to prevent a panic. (CNN)
    • Disclosed a secret weapons system to Woodward during one call. “I have built a nuclear — a weapons system that nobody’s ever had in this country before. We have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about.” (Hill)
  • 9/10/20 The Trump administration rolls back a Clean Water Act regulation that prevented coal power plants from polluting nearby water streams, in order to save the coal industry $140 million annually. (TheIncentive)
  • 9/11/10 The Trump administration is reported to have siphoned $4 million away from a 9/11 relief fund intended to treat New York firefighters and medics with 9/11-related illnesses. (DailyNews)
  • 9/11/20 Is reported that Trump had a POW-MIA flag removed from the top of the White House and relocated to a less visible spot on the South Lawn. (Reuters)
  • 9/13/20 Repeats the lie that California's "forest mismanagement" is to blame for this year's recordbreaking wildfires. (Independent)
  • 9/13/20 Appoints a prominent climate change denier, David Legates, to a key position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (WashingtonMonthly)
  • 9/14/20 Holds his first entirely indoor rally in three months, not enforcing masks or social distancing in the height of a pandemic spread almost entirely by breath vapors. (CNN)
  • 9/14/20 Claims that he won a Bay of Pigs award that does not exist, and erroneously claims that Joe Biden won a Nobel Peace Prize. (Independent)
  • 9/1/20 Promotes the following tweet: "Trump claims that Putin and Kim Jong-un are more mentally fit than Biden. Still fanboying for dictators," with the tweet "I didn't even know there would be even a question about this!" (NYDailyNews)
  • 9/15/20 Allegations surface that at one of Trump's migrant detention centers in Georgia, a doctor performed dozens of hysterectomies on migrant women without their consent. (CBS)
  • 9/15/20 Defends his claim that coronavirus will disappear, citing "herd mentality." (Hill)
  • 9/16/20 Blames Joe Biden, who is currently not president, for failing to institute a national mask mandate. (HuffPo)
  • 9/16/20 Scorns the science on both masks and vaccines in contradicting his C.D.C chief's testimony on the matter. (NYT)
  • 9/17/20 Trump's AG Bill Barr faces criticism after railing against state-issued coronavirus-related lockdown orders and claiming they were surpassed only by slavery as a historical intrusion on civil liberties. (Politico)
  • 9/17/20 Trump's AG Bill Barr is reported to have looked into arresting the mayor of Seattle over Black Lives Matter protests. (Independent)
  • 9/17/20 Says the fact that millions of Americans haven't died of Covid-19 is a sign of success, and falsely declares "If you take the blue states out, we're at a level that I don't think anybody in the world would be at." (CommonDreams)
  • 9/17/20 FBI director Chris Wray confirms "very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020." (Axios)
  • 9/17/20 Calls for "patriotic education" to defend American history from the Left. (NYT)
    • 9/21/20 Publicly seeks $5 billion from a private tech deal for his "real history" initiative. (CNN)
  • 9/17/20 Is revealed that controversial C.D.C testing guidance, which stated that those without Covid-19 symptoms shouldn't get tested, was published against scientists' objections. (NYT)
  • 9/17/20 Is reported that at least 15 top officials do not hold their positions lawfully, with Senate confirmation being bypassed in each case. (JustSecurity)
  • 9/18/20 A lawyer for Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, says the Trump administration offered Assange a pardon in exchange for information that would "benefit President Trump politically." (Reuters)
  • 9/18/20 The U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000. (NBC)
  • 9/20/20 Calls himself "Donald Prump" at a rally in North Carolina and gives himself a "D grade" to his coronavirus response. Also unintentionally admits trying to blackmail Oracle for $5 billion. (Independent)
  • 9/20/20 Mocks MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi for getting shot with a rubber bullet, calling it a "beautiful sight." (CNN)
  • 9/21/20 Mocks the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish that the next president be the one to appoint her replacement. (Independent)
  • 9/21/20 Brags about "good genes" at a rally in Minnesota in a way that echoes Nazi rhetoric. (Independent)
  • 9/22/20 Saying of the coronavirus: "It affects virtually nobody." The virus has killed over 200,000 (highest in the world) and infected over 7 million Americans.(Newsweek)
  • 9/22/20 Is reported that Trump's secretary of defense, former Raytheon executive Mark Esper, funneled hundreds of millions of dollars from Covid-19 funds to defense contractors for the purchase of drone tech, jet engine parts, uniforms, body armor and other non-Covid related items. (WaPo)
  • 9/23/20 Is revealed that the CIA clamped down on the flow of information related to Russia reaching Trump in order to upset him less. (Politico)
  • 9/23/20 Admits again that he would not submit to a peaceful transition of power. When asked if he would if he lost the election, responds: "Well, we're going to have to see what happens." (Vice) Suggests that election officials "get rid of the ballots" so that no transition would be necessary. (NBC)
  • 9/24/20 Almost 500 retired top military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden for president and excoriate Trump. (USAToday)
  • 9/24/20 Is reported that Trump has 3,400 conflicts of interest as president. (CREW)
  • 9/25/20 Sows mass confusion in his administration after spontaneously promising $200 drug discount cards to American seniors. (Politico)
  • 9/26/20 Says at a rally in Virginia that if he loses the election, "we're not going to stand for it." (HuffPo)
  • 9/27/20 Is revealed that Trump paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017, and $0 in taxes for 11 of the 18 previous years. (NYT) Additionally:
    • He reduced his tax bill with questionable tactics, including a $72.9 million tax refund that is the subject of an IRS audit.
    • Many of his signature businesses, including his golf courses, report losing large amounts of money.
    • He is personally in over $400 million in debt
    • He has continued to enjoy a lavish lifestyle, including personal aircraft, multiple residence and $70,000 in hairstyling costs, all written off as business expenses.
    • His daughter Ivanka Trump, while working as an employee of the Trump Organization, received "consulting fees" that helped to reduce the family's tax burden.
    • Trump has received more money from foreign sources and U.S. interest groups than previously known. 
  • 9/29/20 Defies a court order and sets the U.S. Census to end on October 5th, three weeks early, in order to reduce minority representation. (AP)
  • 9/30/20 In his first debate with former VP Joe Biden, refuses to denounce white supremacy, and calls on the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by" with regard to the November election. (Independent)
  • 9/30/20 A study by Cornell Univesity that analyzed 38 million articles about the coronavirus pandemic concludes that Donald Trump is the "single largest driver" of misinformation. (NYT)