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 17
President Trump traveled to Minnesota, to North Star Aviation at the Mankato airport. From there, he delivered remarks on the state of the economy. Before boarding Marine One at the White House, Trump made some remarks and answered reporters’ questions. With regard to the United States Postal Service, the president said: “[and] I also want to have a Post Office that runs without losing billions and billions of dollars a year, as it has been doing for 50 years.”
The president also signed a disaster declaration for Iowa, following significant destruction throughout the state caused by severe storms.
Tuesday, August 18
The President and First Lady hosted a ceremony at the White House for the signing of a proclamation marking the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, affirming women’s right to vote. Later, the president traveled to Iowa to participate in a disaster recovery briefing. He then flew to Arizona to receive an update on border wall construction.
Wednesday, August 19
During a White House press briefing, the president remarked on the continuing effort to reopen the country while battling the Coronavirus outbreak. “In our path forward, we will continue to follow a science-based approach to protecting the high risk [people],” Trump said, “while enabling healthy Americans to safely go back to work and school. Our country will be open. Our country is getting open quickly.”
Mr. Trump was also asked about the online movement commonly known as QAnon and the beliefs of those who identify with it. The president professed to know little about QAnon. One reporter asked him: “Mr. President, at the crux of the theory is this belief that you are secretly saving the world from this satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Does that sound like something you are behind or a believer in?”
In response to this, Trump said: “I haven’t heard that. But is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing? I mean, you know, if I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it. I’m willing to put myself out there. And we are, actually. We’re saving the world from a radical-left philosophy that will destroy this country.”
Thursday, August 20
President Trump met at the White House with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq. A joint statement from the two leaders read in part: “Together, the United States-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and the Iraqi Security Forces destroyed the ISIS physical caliphate, and we continue to work in close coordination to ensure that ISIS is rendered incapable of posing a threat to Iraq and every other nation.”
Trump later flew to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he delivered a campaign speech.
Friday, August 21
Mr. Trump traveled to Arlington Virginia to deliver remarks at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting. In part, the president spoke about his election opponent, Joe Biden, who had on the previous evening given his nomination acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention. “No party can lead America that spends so much time tearing down America,” Trump said. “But the biggest part of last night’s speech was what Joe Biden didn’t talk about. He didn’t talk about law enforcement. He didn’t talk about bringing safety to Democrat-run cities that are totally out of control and they have no clue. China was never mentioned in any way, shape, or form. China will own our country, if [Biden] gets elected.”