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 U.S. Tech Workers and signs an Executive Order on Hiring American | Cabinet Room

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

Looking Ahead:  On Tuesday, August 4, President Donald Trump will participate in a signing ceremony for the Great American Outdoors Act.  He will also have lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for a meeting with U.S. Tech Workers and the signing of an Executive Order on Hiring American | Cabinet Room

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT has lunch with THE PRESIDENT | Private Dining Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a Governors’ video teleconference on COVID-19 response & recovery | White House Situation Room

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, August 5, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Tampa, Florida, to visit a Women’s Healthcare Clinic and participate in a roundtable.  The Vice President will also deliver remarks at Starkey Road Baptist Church and at a Faith in America event.  Later that evening, he will return to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Saturday & Sunday, August 1-2, 2020

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

The White House

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, August 3
  • August 2: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Maria Bartiromo of Fox News Sunday Morning Futures
  • August 2: Statement | On China’s Predatory Fishing Practices in the Galápagos
  • August 1: Statement | On the Postponement of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Elections
  • August 1: Statement | Benin Independence Day

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout from a Treasury/Small Business Administration (SBA) Roundtable Discussion with Minority Depository Institutions

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

  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | August 1
  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | August 2
  • Press Release: CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Tobacco Imports from Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Ltd. in Malawi (Washington, DC)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Nab Suspect In DC Area Homicide Case (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: Acting Chief Assigned to Big Bend Sector (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for North Carolina
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Florida

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

  • August 3: “My visits last week to Texas and Frorida had massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways, thousands and thousands, even bigger (by far) than the crowds of 2016. Saw no Biden supporters, and yet some in the Fake News said it was an equal number. Sad!”
  • August 3: “96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. 50% in new Rasmussen Poll (higher than Obama at this point in time). Thank you!”
  • August 3: “Cases up because of BIG Testing! Much of our Country is doing very well. Open the Schools!”
  • August 3: “With the exception of New York & a few other locations, we’ve done MUCH better than most other Countries in dealing with the China Virus. Many of these countries are now having a major second wave. The Fake News is working overtime to make the USA (& me) look as bad as possible!”
  • August 3: “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state. Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court!”  Retweet:  Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman · 16h · .@realDonaldTrump’s supporters are out in force today protesting Nevada Dems’ attempts to ram through mass mail-in voting & ballot harvesting. Dems want to use the pandemic to destroy election integrity. Help us fight back and!
  • August 2: “Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The court agreed that this “was one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks since the 9/11 atrocities”. Yet the appellate court tossed out the death sentence. So many lives lost….”
  • August 2: “….and ruined. The Federal Government must again seek the Death Penalty in a do-over of that chapter of the original trial. Our Country cannot let the appellate decision stand. Also, it is ridiculous that this process is taking so long!”
  • August 2: “Astronauts complete first splashdown in 45 years. Very exciting!” [Video]
  • August 2: “Great to have NASA Astronauts return to Earth after very successful two month mission. Thank you to all!”
  • August 2: “When you see the Drug Companies taking massive  television ads against me, forget what they say (which is false), YOU KNOW THAT DRUG PRICES ARE COMING DOWN, BIG. Favored Nations Clause means USA will pay the lowest price of any nation in the World. Never done before. Watch!!!”
  • August 2: “Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations which were thought to have done a great job. The Fake News doesn’t report this. USA will be stronger than ever before, and soon!”  Retweet:  Twitter Moments Australia @MomentsAU · 18h · A State of Disaster has been declared in Victoria over the COVID-19 outbreak and Melbourne residents face strict new restrictions including a nightly curfew and limits on movement outside of the home. Here are the details.
  • August 2: “Was in the Great State of Texas this week and explained that the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats, headed up by their great leader, Sleepy Joe Biden (who never leaves his basement), are strongly against “Oil, Gas, Guns, & God”. Must be tough to win Texas on that platform!”
  • August 2: “Madison is a star who loves the USA and his Great State, North Carolina. Will fight for Military, Vets, 2nd Amendment, Lower Taxes & Regulations. He is a winner who has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”  Retweet:  Matt Gaetz @mattgaetz · Aug 1 · Excited for Madison to join the team!…
  • August 2: “That’s because it is mostly FAKE NEWS!”  Retweet:  Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell · Jul 30 · advocates posing as journalists have ruined the profession.
    • Editors have failed to hold advocates to account.
    • Young reporters don’t feel like they need to call the people they write about.
    • Reposting/repackaging others’ stories is routine.
    • anonymous quotes overused…
  • August 2: “Hunter – Meadow is proud of you. So am I. Congratulations!”  Retweet:  Rick Scott @SenRickScott · Aug 1 · Congratulations to @PollackHunter on your graduation from @floridastate! I’m so proud of you for all your hard work and I look forward to seeing all that you accomplish as you head off to law school!…
  • August 2: “I love Colorado!” [This Tweet is unavailable.]
  • August 2: “This is outrageous. Must be met with immediate litigation!” @GOPChairwoman Retweet:  Adam Paul Laxalt @AdamLaxalt · Aug 1 · Gov. Sisolak and the NV Dems called a special session with no public present and inside 24 hours are ramming through mail-in balloting and ballot harvesting. They are massively altering our election 97 days out entirely without the SecState. They are working to steal our election
  • August 1: “Death penalty! He killed and badly wounded many. Justice!”  Retweet:  Sean Hannity @seanhannity · Aug 1 · US Appeals Court Overturns Death Sentence of Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
  • August 1: “Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (@LuetkemeyerB) is doing a terrific job for Missouri! As a Small Businessman, he helped us Lower your Taxes, Strengthen our Military, and Defend your Second Amendment. Blaine has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MO03
  • August 1: “Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (@VickyH4Congress) works hard for the people of Missouri! She strongly supports our incredible Military and Vets, protects American Farmers, and fights for Life. Vicky has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MO04”
  • August 1: “Congressman Sam Graves is doing an incredible job for Missouri! He fights for American Energy Independence, defends your Second Amendment, and he’ll help us rebuild our nation’s Infrastructure. Sam has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MO06”
  • August 1: “Congressman Billy Long (@auctnr1) fully supports our America First agenda! He strongly supports our WALL, protects our Vets, and defends Life and your Second Amendment. Billy has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MO07”
  • August 1: “Congressman Dan Newhouse (@Newhouse4Rep) is doing a phenomenal job for Washington State! He is Strong on the Economy and Law Enforcement, and he works hard to preserve your State’s beautiful Public Lands. Dan has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #WA04
  • August 1: “Cathy McMorris Rodgers (@TeamCMR) has been a tremendous advocate for the people of Washington State! She supports our Military and Vets, and protects your State’s incredible Natural Resources. Cathy has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #WA05
  • August 1: “Congressman Jason Smith (@JasonSmithMO) is a conservative warrior for Missouri! He helped us Cut your Taxes, Build the Wall, and he stands strongly with me against the Radical Left! Jason has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MO08”
  • August 1: “Dale Crafts (@DaleCraftsME) will be a tremendous Congressman for Maine! An experienced businessman, Dale knows how to Create Jobs. He loves our Vets and Military, and he will always defend your Second Amendment. Dale has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
  • August 1: “Big flare ups in Europe. Fake News USA doesn’t like talking about this!”  Retweet:  Bloomberg Opinion @bopinion · Aug 1 · Last week’s 750 billion-euro ($877 billion) Covid-19 rescue fund marked a high point in the EU’s economic plan. But a new flare-up in infections on the continent is a grim reminder of the more immediate epidemiological threat: a potential second wave
  • August 1: ““Biden to raise taxes by 3 Trillion Dollars.” Actually, it will be much more than that, and much of it on nonsense. Markets and your 401k’s will CRASH. Jobs will disappear!”
  • August 1: “Very excited to see @SeanHannity’s long awaited new book, ‘Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink’ which will be released on Tuesday, August 4th. Sean is a Great American Patriot. Make sure to get your copy today!”
  • August 1: “A great new book, “Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power”, written by celebrated constitutional scholar, John Yoo, is now available. Thanks so much John – greatly appreciate your support and words of wisdom!”
  • August 1: “I actually agree with this. Too much income disparity. Changes must be made, and soon!”  Retweet:  Business Insider @businessinsider · Jul 30 · While 40 million Americans filed for unemployment during the #coronavirus pandemic, billionaires saw their net worth increase by half a trillion dollars  [Video]
  • August 1: “Peggy Noonan, a ‘Concast’ MSDNC @WSJ puppet, doesn’t have a clue, and hasn’t for many years. Never got the ‘Trump thing’. She plays right into the hands of the stupid people!”
  • August 1: “Payroll Tax Cut plus Dollars!”
  • August 1: “Jake, this wasn’t a Trump Rally, but rather a very successful gathering of the great Sheriffs and Law Enforcement (of Florida) who gave me their unequivocal ENDORSEMENT. No Defund the Police here. Best Wishes!”
  • August 1:  “Wrong! We have more cases because we have tested far more than any other country, 60,000,000. If we tested less, there would be less cases. How did Italy, France & Spain do? Now Europe sadly has flare ups. Most of our governors worked hard & smart. We will come back STRONG!”  Retweet:  CBS News @CBSNews · Jul 31 · Dr. Fauci explains why the U.S. has continued to see a surge in cases while European countries have seen a sharp decrease.  He says most European countries shut their economy by 95%, while functionally the U.S. only shut its economy down by 50%.