US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

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

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with the Secretary of State | Oval Office

Looking ahead, President Trump is set to have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday; the President and First Lady will also participate in a National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools.  On Wednesday, President Trump is scheduled to participate in a bilateral meeting and working dinner with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.  President Trump is also expected to participate in a roundtable with Hispanic Leaders on Thursday.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

Recap of Friday – Sunday, July 3-5, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump at the 2020 Salute to America | July 4, 2020
  • Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes
  • Statement by the President on Venezuelan Independence Day
  • Bill Signed into Law:
    • 4116, which (1) reauthorizes lending under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8, 2020; and (2) separates the authorized limits for commitments under the PPP from other Small Business Administration loan programs.
  • Presidential Message on the 244th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence
  • Remarks by President Trump at South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration | Keystone, South Dakota | July 3, 2020
  • Article: A Look at Fourth of July at the White House, Past and Present

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: July 4th ‘Salute to America’ Honors U.S. Military Personnel
  • Press Release: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (Afghanistan)

Department of State

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on Independence Day

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

  • Press Release: Federal Protective Service (FPS) Statement on Portland Civil Unrest (Oregon)
  • Press Release: 21 People Apprehended Along San Diego Beaches & Coast After Two Boats Fail to Yield at Sea (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Intercepts $5.5 Million of Fake Gucci, Facebook and Instagram Women’s Sleepwear at LA/LB Seaport (California)

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Secretary Brouillette Issues Statement on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Department of Labor

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 5: “New China Virus Cases up (because of massive testing), deaths are down, ‘low and steady’. The Fake News Media should report this and also, that new job numbers are setting records!”
  • July 5: “Democrats want to Defund & Abolish Police. This despite poor crime numbers in cities that they run. CRAZY!”
  • July 5: “Chicago and New York City crime numbers are way up. 67 people shot in Chicago, 13 killed. Shootings up significantly in NYC where people are demanding that @NYGovCuomo & @NYCMayor act now. Federal Government ready, willing and able to help, if asked!”
  • July 5: “@FoxNews weekend afternoons is the worst! Getting into @CNN and MSDNC territory. Watch @OANN & @newsmax instead. Much better!”
  • July 5: “@FoxNews gladly puts up the phony suppression polls as soon as they come out. We are leading in the REAL polls because people are sick & tired of watching the Democrat run cities, in all cases, falling apart. Also, now 96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Another 2016!”
  • July 5: “Wow. @CNN got caught cold manipulating the words and meaning of my 4th of July Speech. They were brazen, desperate. Watch what happens!”
  • July 4: “On this wonderful day, we celebrate our history, our heroes, our heritage, our flag, and our FREEDOM. Happy Fourth of July to Everyone! #SaluteToAmerica” [Video]
  • July 4:

  • July 4: “Will be speaking at 7:00 P.M. Thank you for all of the nice comments on the Mount Rushmore speech last night!!!”
  • July 4: “Big 4th of July Air Show soon coming down the East Coast. Get ready to look up to the sky. Check local listings!”
  • July 4: “Would lead to disaster!”  Retweet:  Washington Examiner @dcexaminer · Jun 30 · Under a @JoeBiden administration, taxes would rise.
  • July 4: “This would be the beginning of the end. He has no clue, but he wouldn’t be calling the shots!!!”  Retweet:  Kimberley Strassel @KimStrassel · Jun 30 · Finally, Biden asked more precise question about monuments. Responds by saying that it would be “better” if local governments took steps to take down confederate statues, but won’t condemn people lawlessly tearing them down.
  • July 4: “….The Fake News Media is being laughed at all over the world!  Retweet:  Kimberley Strassel @KimStrassel · Jun 30 · Wow. Biden comes out of basement and agrees to finally answer a question or two. Our intrepid press corps uses the moment to ask him to explain, over and over, just how awesome he’ll be.
  • July 4: “…And if the Federal Government wasn’t getting ready to go in, and we were all set, it would still be a squatter’s (anarchist’s) mess!”  Retweet:  Kimberley Strassel @KimStrassel · Jun 30 · Durkan is right to care about the safety of her family, and right to be upset her home was vandalized. Now, if only she’d exhibited the same care for the safety and property rights of the legal residents/businessowners of CHOP.…
  • July 4: “Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn’t test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News…..”
  • July 4: “….In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media all they want, CASES. In the meantime, Deaths and the all important Mortality Rate goes down. You don’t hear about that from the Fake News, and you never will. Anybody need any Ventilators???”
  • July 4: “‘Change Hearts Not Stones. There is no end to historical purification.’ Great historian Doug Wead”
  • July 4: “Thank you my friend. America loves India!”  Retweet:  Narendra Modi @narendramodi · Jul 4 · I congratulate @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and the people of the USA on the 244th Independence Day of the USA. As the world’s largest democracies, we cherish freedom and human enterprise that this day celebrates. @WhiteHouse
  • July 4: “Great!”  Retweet:  Henry Rodgers @henryrodgersdc · Jul 4 · Drove by this today in PA… Endless @realDonaldTrump supporters have been stopping by!

  • July 4: “The @nytimes is a very corrupt and dishonest media outlet that suffers TDS at a level rarely seen. They will lose any remaining credibility on the evening of November 3rd.”  Retweet:  Lybio @Lybio · Jun 30 ·@PressSec @kayleighmcenany:  #NewYorkTimes Falsely Stated Something About The President

So before buying into, full-fledged, a narrative from the @nytimes that falsely stated something about the Pres @realDonaldTrump.

There’s no consensus in the intel community.

  • July 4: “Thank you Tammy. You have quickly become a great voice for freedom!”  Retweet:  Tammy Bruce @HeyTammyBruce · Jul 4 · The @nytimes is really mad, & liberals are freaking out. Once again, Trump didn’t fold and came punching back. They hate him for that, & for exposing how WEAK AND DUMB they are. In other words, @realDonaldTrump hit a home run. Thank you Mr. President for having our backs.
  • July 4: [Video – Mt. Rushmore]
  • July 4: “Jim Banks: New York Times Damaged National Security to Hurt Trump  via @BreitbartNews  Thank you Jim. They are Fake News!”
  • July 3: “Congressman Jeff Van Drew (@VanDrewForNJ) is a Courageous Leader who defended me against Pelosi’s Impeachment Scam and is a conservative who shares our Republican values. Jeff is a fighter for South Jersey and will always put America First. Vote for Jeff!”
  • July 3: “Congressman @DrPaulGosar is a tremendous supporter of our #MAGA agenda! He is Strong on the Wall, Law Enforcement and the Second Amendment, and he always puts America First! Paul has my Complete and Total Endorsement. #AZ04”
  • July 3: “Tony Gonzales (@TonyGonzales4TX) will be a GREAT Congressman for Texas! A Navy veteran, he is Strong on the Economy, Life and the Second Amendment. We need him to defeat the Radical Left in November. Tony has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #TX23”
  • July 3: “Christina Hagan (@RepHagan) will be an incredible Congresswoman for the working families of Northeast Ohio. An early supporter of our #MAGA agenda, she is Strong on Jobs, Border Security and your Second Amendment. Christina is running against an absolute failure, Tim Ryan, who…”
  • July 3: “…talks big for the worker, but never delivers. Tim Ryan was a failed Presidential candidate and he keeps failing Ohio. Vote for Christina Hagan, who has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #OH13”
  • July 3: “@RonnyJackson4TX is a spectacular man. An Admiral in the Navy, he is a brave and loyal Warrior who loves our Military and Vets. As a medical doctor, Ronny is great on HealthCare and he is Strong on Cutting Taxes, the Border and the Second Amendment…”
  • July 3: “….I know Ronny well. He will NEVER let you down. Solid as a rock. Ronny has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #TX13 #MAGA”
  • July 3: “My friend, @BillHagertyTN, will be a phenomenal Senator for Tennessee! He did an incredible job for our country as Ambassador to Japan. Strong on the Economy, Trade and the Wall, Bill stands Tall for Law & Order. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
  • July 3: “Congratulations, @BurgessOwens, on your impressive primary victory! A Super Bowl Champion, Burgess knows how to WIN. Strong on Life, Military, Vets and the #2A, he will always fight for Utah. Burgess has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #UT04”