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.

10:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

10:35 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Minneapolis, MN

12:20 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport | Minneapolis, MN

1:15 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Minneapolis, MN, en route to Mankato, MN

1:50 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Mankato Regional Airport | Mankato, MN

2:00 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on jobs and the economy | Mankato, MN

3:20 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Mankato, MN, en route to Oshkosh, WI

4:20 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Wittman Airport | Oshkosh, WI

4:30 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on jobs and the economy | Oshkosh, WI

5:50 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Oshkosh, WI, en route to Washington, D.C.

8:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

9:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Looking Ahead:  On Tuesday, August 18, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in the signing of a “Presidential Proclamation Declaring August 2020 as National Suffrage Month.”  President Trump will also give a speech on immigration and border security in Yuma, Arizona.

On Thursday, August 20, the President will host Iraq’s Prime Minister at the White House.  He will also visit Mariotti Building Products in Old Forge, Pennsylvania.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, August 19, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Darien, Wisconsin, to deliver remarks on President Donald Trump’s strong record of putting the American worker first and implementing America First trade priorities.  Later that day, he will return to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Saturday & Sunday, August 15-16, 2020

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

The White House

  • Statement from the President on the Passing of Robert Trump
  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | August 15, 2020
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence and Governor Justice of West Virginia in a COVID-19 Briefing | White Sulphur Springs, WV
  • Statement by the President Regarding the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the Republic of Poland

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | August 17, 2020
  • August 16: Readout | Pompeo’s Meeting with Dominican President Abinader
  • August 16: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels to the Dominican Republic to Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values
  • August 16: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu
  • August 15: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda
  • August 15: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki
  • August 15: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz At a Press Availability
  • August 15: Fact Sheet | U.S.-Poland Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
  • August 15: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels To Poland For Consultations With Valued Ally And Partner
  • August 15: Statement | U.S. Welcomes Lithuanias Ban of Hizballah as a Terrorist Organization
  • August 15: Statement | National Day of the Republic of the Congo

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces First States to Receive Lost Wages Grants (re:  Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico)
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grants for Colorado, Missouri and Utah

Department of Labor

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

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Yale School of Public Health for SalivaDirect, Which Uses a New Method of Saliva Sample Processing

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 16: “Great going Jim. Proud of you!”  Retweet:  Steph @steph93065 · 3h · Hey @realDonaldTrump Your guy Jim Herman just won the Wyndham Championship 👍🏻
  • August 16: “Law and Order. If @NYCMayor can’t do it, we will!”  Retweet:  FXHedge @Fxhedgers · 4h · 49 PEOPLE SHOT IN THE LAST 72 HOURS IN NYC – ABC
  • August 16: “Thank you Franklin!”  Retweet:  Franklin Graham @Franklin_Graham · 21h · My prayers are with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and the family as his brother, Robert, passed away today. The President shared that Robert was not only his brother, but his best friend. I know they would appreciate your prayers as well during this time.
  • August 16: “Thank you James!”  Retweet:  James Woods @RealJamesWoods · 21h · Deepest condolences, Mr. President, on the loss of your beloved brother. #RIPRobertTrump
  • August 16: “‘If carefully done, according to the guidelines, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do that (vote at polling place).’ Doctor Anthony Fauci”
  • August 16: “@FoxNews is not watchable during weekend afternoons. It is worse than Fake News @CNN. I strongly suggest turning your dial to @OANN. They do a really ‘Fair & Balanced’ job!”
  • August 15: “Voter Scam!”  Retweet:  Mark Hemingway @Heminator · Aug 14 · It’s worse than just Paterson… there were 31 municipal elections in NJ in June, all vote by mail. Nearly one in ten ballots — 9.6% — across the state were rejected as invalid.
  • August 15: “The honorable thing to do is drop the Mail-In Scam before it is too late! Absentee Ballots, like they have in Florida, are good!”  Retweet:  Michael Ahrens @michaelahrens · Aug 14 · Case study in media bias over mass mail-in voting, courtesy of @CNN.  EIGHT reporters contributed to this, not one included the disaster in Paterson, the 3rd largest city.  20% of ballots were thrown out, the (Dem) AG is prosecuting 4 people for fraud.
  • August 15: “News Conference at 5:30 P.M. Enjoy!”
  • August 15: “If Obama did this, they would speak of nothing else. Biden could NEVER do it!”  Retweet:  Steve Guest @SteveGuest · Aug 14 · MSNBC, CNN mostly ignore Trump’s major Israel-UAE peace deal during prime time.  “No mention of the major Middle East peace deal on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” …, “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” #FoxNews
  • August 15: “Thank you!”  Retweet:  Steve Guest @SteveGuest · Aug 14 · Israel-UAE breakthrough proves Trump’s critics wrong — again via @RichardGrenell
  • August 15: “Would be terrible for our Country!”  Retweet:  Will Steakin @wsteaks · Aug 13 · .@jonfavs on Harris being called a “moderate”: “She supports something extremely close to M4A. She’s for the GND. She has one of the most liberal records in the Senate…If that’s where the Overton window has moved, congrats to progressive activists”
  • August 15: “More Fake News!”  Retweet:  Kimberley Strassel @KimStrassel · Aug 14 · The NYT last year as Harris dropped out, describing her “unraveled” campaign and explaining her aides had become “given to gallows humor about just how many slogans and one-liners she has cycled through.”
  • August 15: “Fake News!”  Retweet:  Kimberley Strassel @KimStrassel · Aug 14 · Oh, the memory hole. WaPo in Dec: Dropout Harris was an “uneven campaigner” engulfed by “internal turmoil” and “unable to provide a clear message.” Today: a “vibrant and energetic” campaigner, and “vessel for Democratic hopes.” via @WSJ
  • August 15:  “Great work by the Governors of AZ, IA, LA, and NM (@DougDucey @IAGovernor @LouisianaGov & @GovMLG) who responded to my Executive Action and promptly submitted applications, that we APPROVED QUICKLY, to support Americans out of work because of the ChinaVirus. More states to come!”