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.

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with the Vice President | Private Dining Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with the Attorney General and the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security | Oval Office

Looking Ahead:  On Tuesday, September 1, President Donald Trump will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  On Wednesday, the President will deliver remarks designating Wilmington, North Carolina, as an American World War II Heritage City.  On Thursday, President Trump will have lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT has lunch with the President | Private Dining Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for a meeting with the Attorney General and the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security | Oval Office

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a Governors’ video teleconference on COVID-19 response & recovery | White House Situation Room

Looking Ahead:  On Tuesday, September 1, Vice President Mike Pence will visit Exeter, Pennsylvania, to deliver remarks at Workers for Trump, before returning to Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing*

1:00 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

Recap of Saturday & Sunday, August 29-30, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in an Emergency Operations Briefing | Lake Charles, LA (August 29, 2020)
  • Remarks by President Trump in an Emergency Operations Briefing | Orange, TX (August 29, 2020)
  • Presidential Memorandum on the Extension of the Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery (Louisiana)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono
  • Article: Esper, Japanese Defense Minister Discuss Cooperative Efforts

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, August 31
  • August 30: Statement | Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
  • August 29: Statement | On the Resignation of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe
  • August 29: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
  • August 29: Readout | Deputy Secretary of State Biegun’s Meetings in Vienna, Austria

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Department of Labor

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

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan Statement on Appointment of Acting CIO | August 28, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 30: “Just had a wonderful conversation with my friend, Prime Minister @AbeShinzo of Japan, who will be leaving office soon. Shinzo will soon be recognized as the greatest Prime Minister in the history of Japan, whose relationship with the USA is the best it has ever been. Special man!”
  • August 30: “When is Slow Joe Biden going to criticize the Anarchists, Thugs & Agitators in ANTIFA? When is he going to suggest bringing up the National Guard in BADLY RUN & Crime Infested Democrat Cities & States? Remember, he can’t lose the Crazy Bernie Super Liberal vote!”
  • August 30: “Joe Biden is coming out of the basement earlier than his hoped for ten days because his people told him he has no choice, his poll numbers are PLUNGING! Going to Pittsburgh, where I have helped industry to a record last year, & then back to his  basement for an extended period…”
  • August 30: “….His problem is interesting. He must always be weak on CRIME because of the Bernie Sanders Radical Left voter. If he loses them, like Crooked Hillary did, he is “toast”, and many will vote for me because of TRADE (Bernie was good on trade). Joe MUST always be weak on crime!”
  • August 30: “Rushing him out of basement after seeing some very disturbing numbers. Don’t worry, he’ll go back to basement soon!”  Retweet:  Dave Weigel @daveweigel · 4h · Biden to deliver a speech in western PA tomorrow, where I assume he will announce his new role as secretary-treasurer of Antifa.
  • August 30: “Rest In Peace Jay!”  Retweet:  Amy Kremer @AmyKremer · 3h · This is Jay Bishop.  He was a good American that loved his country and Backed the Blue.  He was murdered in Portland by ANTIFA.  Jay, we will never forget you.  Rest In Peace my friend

  • August 30: “A weak and pathetic Democrat Mayor!!!”  Retweet:  BDW @BryanDeanWright · 4h · There have been over 90 days of leftist violence in Portland.  Antifa itself has said: “You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us…” Mayor @tedwheeler is a charlatan.…
  • August 30: “The only way you will stop the violence in the high crime Democrat run cities is through strength!”
  • August 30: “Ted Wheeler, the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who has watched great death and destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks this lawless situation should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor….”
  • August 30: “….He tried mixing with the Agitators and Anarchists and they mocked him. He would like to blame me and the Federal Government for going in, but he hasn’t seen anything yet. We have only been there with a small group to defend our U.S. Courthouse, because he couldn’t do it….”
  • August 30: “..The people of Portland, like all other cities &  parts of our great Country, want Law & Order. The Radical Left Democrat Mayors, like the dummy running Portland, or the guy right now in his basement unwilling to lead or even speak out against crime, will never be able to do it!”
  • August 30: “LAW & ORDER!!!”
  • August 30: “@DNI_Ratcliffe on @MariaBartiromo this morning. @FoxNews”
  • August 30: “Moving along nicely. MAGA!”  Retweet:  PollWatch @PollWatch2020 · 20h
    • 1). BREAKING: Democracy Institute shows Trump up nationally and in battlegrounds:
    • National Popular Vote:
    • Trump 48
    • Biden 45
    • Battlegrounds of FL, IA, MI, MN, PA
    • Trump 49
    • Biden 42
  • August 30: “Michael knows!!!”  Retweet:  Larry Schweikart @LarrySchweikart · Aug 29 · Mikey knew in 16. He knows now. Michael Moore warns of 2016 repeat: Enthusiasm for Trump ‘off the charts’
  • August 30: “Their minds are gone!!!”  Retweet:  Rich Lowry @RichLowry · Aug 28 · Science at its best…
  • August 30: “@MayorBowser should arrest these agitators and thugs!Clean up D.C. or the Federal Government will do it for you. Enough!!!  @MayorBowser”  Retweet:  Rich Lowry @RichLowry · Aug 28 · So they’re basically setting up BLM checkpoints now…
  • August 30: “The National Guard is Ready, Willing and Able. All the Governor has to do is call!”  Retweet:  Ian Miles Cheong @stillgray · Aug 28 · Ted Wheeler is unfit to lead Portland, which needs to be federalized at this point. The longer the unrest is allowed to happen, the farther it spreads.…
  • August 30: “Tone down the language, but TRUE!”  Retweet:  Tiff @LATiffani1 · Aug 29 · Ted Wheeler is the useless fucking  idiot and comic relief that gets everyone killed in every disaster movie
  • August 30: “This is where his crazed leaders are taking their puppet!”  Retweet:  Buzz Patterson for Congress (CA-7) @BuzzPatterson US House candidate, CA-7 · 15h · Ted Wheeler’s Portland is Joe Biden’s America.
  • August 30: “Thank you Lisa. Well stated!!!”  Retweet:  Lisa Boothe @LisaMarieBoothe · Aug 29 · Common theme in unsafe cities & states. NY: Bill de Blasio (D) & Andrew Cuomo (D); WA: Jenny Durkan (D) & Jay Inslee (D); IL: Lori Lightfoot (D) & J. B. Pritzker (D); OR: Ted Wheeler (D) & Kate Brown (D); MN: Jacob Frey (D) & Tim Walz (D); WI: John Antaramian (D) & Tony Evers (D)
  • August 30: “Thank you. We will not let them down!”  Retweet:  Jeremy Frankel @FrankelJeremy · 23h · C-SPAN Overwhelmed by Dem Callers Saying They Now Support Trump
  • August 30: “Play Football Big Ten!”  Retweet:  Abdul Memon @abdulamemon · Aug 29 · CJ EVANS JR!!! 75 YARDS ON THE FIRST OFFENSIVE PLAY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
  • August 30: “GREAT PATRIOTS!”  Retweet:  Jack Posobiec @JackPosobiec · 22h · MAGA is heading into Portland
  • August 30: “Disgraceful Anarchists. We are watching them closely, but stupidly protected by the Radical Left Dems!”
  • August 30: “Democrat ‘Leadership’ has no clue. Request help now….Problem Over!!!”  Retweet:  Andy Ngô @MrAndyNgo · 20h · Antifa rioters have chased someone inside a petrol station in downtown Portland. They’ve surrounded the building. They’re extremely angry based on false antifa claims that a fascist shot & killed a black person tonight. #PortlandRiots
  • August 30: “ANTIFA is a Radical Left group that only wants bad things for our Country. They are supported by $FOOLS!”  Retweet:  Ian Miles Cheong @stillgray · 20h · Antifa militants in Portland brutally assault Trump supporters in a mob.
  • August 30: “Wheeler is incompetent, much like Sleepy Joe Biden. This is not what our great Country wants. They want Safety & Security, and do NOT want to Defund our Police!”  Retweet:  Silvio Tattisconie ©Gem stone @STattisconie · Aug 29 · It was only 2 days ago that the Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler published his letter on here telling Trump he didn’t need the federal assistance he was offered. Sitting here pissing myself laughing.…
  • August 30: “Our great National Guard could solve these problems in less than 1 hour. Local authorities must ask before it is too late. People of Portland, and other Democrat run cities, are disgusted with Schumer, Pelosi, and their local ‘leaders’. They want Law & Order!”  Retweet:  Courtney Holland @hollandcourtney · 21h ·
    • This is Ted Wheeler’s Portland
    • This is Muriel Bowser’s Washington DC
    • What we’ve been witnessing for weeks now is the inaptitude of city mayors being able to provide safety & peace for their citizens
    • And tonight, those citizens are beginning to take matters into their own hands
  • August 30: “The big backlash going on in Portland cannot be unexpected after 95 days of watching and incompetent Mayor admit that he has no idea what he is doing. The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer.The Mayor is a FOOL. Bring in the National Guard!”  Retweet:  Mike Baker @ByMikeBaker · 22h · Clashes. Trump people unload paintballs and pepper spray. They shot me too.
  • August 30: “Everything a Governor asked the Federal Government for with respect to the Pandemic, they got. They all said, on tape, the Federal government did a great job. Governor Cuomo used the word “phenomenal.” The Task Force worked well with the States. Feds bailed out many States!”
  • August 29: “U.S. planning to cut military presence in Iraq –
  • August 29: “The thugs who accosted Senator @RandPaul and his wonderful wife, Kelly, together with those who made threats to many other people who had just attended the Republican National Convention at the White House, must be sought out and immediately arrested. Well documented evidence!”
  • August 29: “Just returned to Washington from Louisiana & Texas, after tours and discussions concerning Hurricane Laura. Thank you to @FEMA and ALL. God bless the families of those who perished!”
  • August 29: “Probably Shifty Schiff, but others also, LEAK information to the Fake News. No matter what or who it is about, including China, these deranged lowlifes like the Russia, Russia, Russia narrative. Plays better for them. @DNI_Ratcliffe  doing a great job!”  Retweet:  The Hill @thehill · Aug 29 · President Trump on DNI election security briefings: “Whether it was Shifty Schiff or somebody else — they leak the information before it gets in… You have leakers on the committee.”
  • August 29: “Watch Mark Levin NOW on @FoxNews. Topic: Mail-In Voting!”
  • August 29: “Trump Lands Major Endorsements From Democrat Mayors in Minnesota  Thank you so much. I will never let you down!”
  • August 29: “Now that Biden’s Polls are dropping fast, he has agreed to get out of his basement and start campaignin,“in ten days.” Sadly, that is a very slow reaction time for a President. Our beloved USA needs a much faster, smarter, and tougher response than that. Get out there today, Joe!”
  • August 29: “….New Hampshire – and the big crowds – was great last night. Thank you! Heading now for Louisiana & Texas to check out the damage done by Hurricane Laura. @FEMA & @FEMA_Pete are, together with Law Enforcement and First Responders, doing a great job!”
  • August 29: “About the only way a person is able to write a book on me is if they agree that it will contain as much bad “stuff” as possible, much of which is lies. It’s like getting a job with CNN or MSDNC and saying that ‘President Trump is great.’ You have ZERO chance. FAKE NEWS!”
  • August 29:  “..Even whether it’s dumb warmongers like John Bolton, social pretenders like Bob Woodward, who never has anything good to say, or an unstable niece, who was now rightfully shunned, scorned and mocked her entire life, and never even liked by her own very kind & caring grandfather!”