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This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with Restaurant Executives and Industry Leaders | State Dining Room

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY participate in a Governors’ Video Teleconference on COVID-19 response and ensuring the well-being of all Americans | White House Situation Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY for a Governors’ Video Teleconference on COVID-19 response and ensuring the well-being of all Americans | White House Situation Room

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

Recap of Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17, 2020

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks. Purple colored hyperlink spotlights COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump After Marine One Arrival | May 17, 2020 (re: Obama)
  • Remarks by President Trump at Presentation of the United States Space Force Flag and Signing of an Armed Forces Day Proclamation | May 15, 2020
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure | May 15, 2020 (re: Camp David; China; India/ventilators; Michigan protests; vaccine/pricing)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, May 18

  • May 17: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
  • May 17: Statement | American Journalists Based in Hong Kong
  • May 17: Statement | Norway’s Constitution Day

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: DHS Statement on Graham-Feinstein U.S. Secret Service Mission Improvement in Realignment Act of 2020 | May 17, 2020
  • Press Release: Acting Secretary Wolf Commemorates 2020 Police Week | May 16, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates Nearly $5.4 Million for Repairs to ASSMCA Facilities (Puerto Rico)

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: In Case You Missed It | Interior Continues to Safely Restore Access to Public Lands

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • May 17: “@60Minutes & third place anchor, @NorahODonnell, are doing everything in their power to demean our Country, much to the benefit of the Radical Left Democrats. Tonight they put on yet another Fake ‘Whistleblower’, a disgruntled employee who supports Dems, fabricates stories, &…”
  • May 17: “…spews lies. @60Minutes report was incorrect, which they couldn’t care less about. Fake News! I don’t know this guy, never met him, but don’t like what I see. How can a creep like this show up to work tomorrow & report to @SecAzar, his boss, after trashing him on T.V.?….
  • May 17: “….This whole Whistleblower racket needs to be looked at very closely, it is causing great injustice & harm. I hope you are listening @SenSusanCollins  I also hope that Shari Redstone will take a look at her poorly performing gang. She knows how to make things right!”
  • May 17: “Enjoy the campaign Joe!”  Retweet:  Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) @TeamTrump · 12h · Joe Biden’s deadbeat son Hunter inked a $1.5 BILLION deal with China while Joe was Vice President. What did the Biden’s offer China in return?  [Video]
  • May 17: “Great job Peter!”  Retweet:  Nicholas Fondacaro @NickFondacaro · 4h · On @ABC’s #ThisWeek, @GStephanopoulos gets SCHOOLED by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on the administration’s early #COVID response
  • May 17: “Watch @marklevinshow tonight on @FoxNews. He covers the Russia Hoax and all of the other criminality that came from the Obama Administration They got caught! A repeat later in evening. Really something.”
  • May 17: “I think that is a great compliment. Thank you James!”  Retweet: James Woods @RealJamesWoods · 7h · Let’s face it. Donald Trump is a rough individual. He is vain, insensitive and raw. But he loves America more than any President in my lifetime. He is the last firewall between us and this cesspool called Washington. I’ll take him any day over any of these bums. #Trump2020
  • May 17: “They, and the Lamestream Media (including Jake), have spent 3 1/2 years illegally smearing me. They got caught!”  Retweet:  Arthur Schwartz @ArthurSchwartz · 8h ·CNN‘s Fake @JakeTapper Blasted for Hypocrisy After Accusing Trump of ‘Smear Campaign‘ Against Rivals
  • May 17: “The most incompetent and corrupt administration in U.S. history!”  Retweet:  Kambree @KamVTV · 4h · For almost a quarter of a millennium, the defining feature of the U.S. has been the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next. Obama and his team willfully and actively violated this critical trust.  This will forever be the Obama legacy.
  • May 17: “A CNN Faker!”  Retweet:  Eric Trump @EricTrump · 4h · Just a reminder that @CNN is a total joke: ‘Mask-police CNN reporter @kaitlancollins caught removing hers at presser, as soon as she thought cameras were off’ Cc: @brianstelter
  • May 17: “The number of Coronavirus cases is strongly trending downward throughout the United States, with few exceptions. Very good news, indeed!”
  • May 17: “Wall is going up fast. 184 miles as of today!  Retweet:  Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11 · May 16 · THIS is the border that Democrats left open for @realDonaldTrump to fix.  Thankfully, he is getting the job done!  The wall protects us from countless risks—including the China Virus. Get the facts, know the truth, subscribe today:
  • May 17: “Hard to believe considering the Lamestream Media is totally corrupt. The people understand!  Retweet:  Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11 · May 16 · Presidential job approval after 1209 days in office, according to Gallup polling:

George W. Bush—46%

Barack Obama—47%

Donald Trump—49%

Imagine how much higher it would be if the media reported fairly and honestly on his administration

  • May 17: “The Obama Administration is turning out to be one of the most corrupt and incompetent in U.S. history. Remember, he and Sleepy Joe are the reasons I am in the White House!!!”
  • May 17: “Lacy will do a great job. Omar is a corrupt disaster!”  Retweet:  Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii · 13h · Lacy Johnson is going up against the incredibly corrupt #AmericaLast Ilhan Omar in MN this Fall. He’s a #MAGA Candidate and BIG Trump supporter.  If you’d like to help Lacy defeat Omar, please give generously!  Every penny helps! :-)
  • May 17: “Thank you very much to our beautiful “boaters.” I will never let you down! #MAGA”
  • May 17: “Doing REALLY well, medically, on solving the CoronaVirus situation (Plague!). It will happen!”
  • May 17: “Phyllis George was a great person and a true pioneer for women in television. The NFL could not have made a better “pick” when they choose Phyllis to be the first woman to represent them. Also, a wonderful First Lady of Kentucky as the wife of Gov. John Y. Brown….”
  • May 17: “….May Phyllis Rest In Peace. Warmest condolences to her beloved family!!!”
  • May 17: “Great Rally and fantastic job on @ffweekend this morning. It is all happening! #MAGA”  Retweet:  Cara Castronuova @CaraCastronuova · May 12 · #LiberateNY @realDonaldTrump We need you!! Protesters March on Albany for New York to Open for Business & defend #CivilLiberties #ConstitutionalRights @POTUS
  • May 16: “I will be interviewed by @MariaBartiromo at 10:00 A.M. on @FoxNews. Thank you!”
  • May 16: “Why is it that China, for decades, and with a population much bigger than ours, is paying a tiny fraction of $’s to The World Health Organization, The United Nations and, worst of all, The World Trade Organization, where they are considered a so-called “developing country” and…”
  • May 16: “…..are therefore given massive advantages over The United States, and everyone else? Prior to the Plague floating in from China, our Economy was blowing everybody away, the best of any country, EVER. We will be there again, and soon!”
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  • May 16: “Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this!” @LindseyGrahamSC  Retweet:  Sean Davis @seanmdav · May 15 · Mitch McConnell has spent years pretending as though the Russian collusion hoax never happened. If he thinks he’s going to keep the Senate majority and confirm more judges without addressing the hoax and holding the hoaxers accountable, he’s lost his mind.
  • May 16: “This is true. I say it all the time. The Republicans must play by the same rules, or die! Wow Mollie, you are good.”  Retweet:  Mollie @MZHemingway · May 15 · McConnell should remember he can’t confirm good judges if GOP is not in majority and if Trump isn’t president to nominate them. Both things are threatened by his long-time lack of interest in holding Russia hoaxers accountable for what they did.
  • May 16:  “Really sad, but even ‘sadder’, watch flunky @Lawrence CRY when I whipped his mind & he was FORCED to apologize to me over Apprentice fees. Even Psycho Cold Case Joe Scarborough (bad ratings) beat him up, on air, unmercifully. Find tapes & play (5 years back?).”  Retweet:  Geoffrey Ingersoll @GPIngersoll · May 14 · Oh nothing much, just Joe Biden trying to converse with a pre-recorded question”