Editor’s Note: Everyone’s got an opinion, but who has the facts? At LibertyNation.com, we like to say, “Truth is Making a Comeback because Facts Matter.” Each week, we cut through the noise to bring you some of the lesser-reported highlights of the president’s week.
Monday, August 10
President Trump had no public engagements on Monday but hosted a press briefing on his administration’s continuing Coronavirus response. During the briefing, Trump made further remarks about the problems associated with mail-in voting. At one point, the president was escorted out of the room after a uniformed Secret Service officer shot a man not far from the White House complex. The president appeared unruffled and returned to the podium a short time later to continue the briefing.
Tuesday, August 11
Tuesday was mostly a campaign day for the president. In the morning, he participated in an interview for Fox Sports Radio, and, in the evening, he spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Trump also took part in a North Carolina “tele-rally.”
Wednesday, August 12
The president participated in an event at the White House aimed at discussing the reopening of schools. During the event, Mr. Trump addressed his differences with democrats over funding education at a time when teachers’ unions are opposing the resumption of in-person schooling: “You know, why are we paying if a school is closed? Why are we paying the school? I’d rather give it to the student, the parents, and you do your own thing. And, to me, it makes a lot of sense.”
Thursday, August 13
President Trump announced that the U.S. had brokered a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. “Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world,” Trump said. “Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.”
During a White House press briefing, the president remarked on the Democrats’ demands for significant funding for the United States Postal Service, as well as voters’ concerns that in-person voting will not be safe due to the Coronavirus: “[Voters are] going to have to feel safe, and they will be safe. And we will make sure that they’re safe, and we’re not going to have to spend $3 1/2 billion to do it.”
Friday, August 14
Mr. Trump traveled to a New York hospital to visit his brother, Robert, who was gravely ill. Robert Trump died on the evening of August 15.
The president called upon the Syrian government to cooperate with efforts to locate Austin Tice, a journalist and former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tice was kidnapped in Syria eight years ago to the day.
The president signed three bills into law. One is an act to establish the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys. Another was a bill extending death and disability benefits for first responders, and the third is legislation that protects service members who are faced with the disruption of residential or automotive leases due to their service commitments.