Weekday Trumpdate gives you the latest on the ongoing catastrophe in the White House.
Trump broke his own record for Most Lies Told In a Month, according to The Star:
Trump made 321 false claims in August. That shattered his previous record of 280, in July, which had beaten his previous record of 268, in June.
Trump is seeking to show his team is better prepared than it was during Hurricane Maria, which killed nearly 3,000 people last fall in Puerto Rico, even as he defends his handling of that storm.
'We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the big one that is coming!' he tweeted earlier Wednesday.
ICYMI: Trump administration transferred $10 million from FEMA to ICE, just in time for hurricane season. The New York Times has more:
The document, which was released by the office of Senator Jeff Merkley, of Oregon, shows that the money would come from FEMA’s operations and support budget and was transferred into accounts at ICE to pay for detention and removal operations. The document also shows that the Department of Homeland Security transferred money from accounts at Customs and Border Protection that pays for border fencing and technology.
Today Trump signed an executive order giving him more power to sanction election meddlers, not that Russia hacked us or anything, NO COLLUSION, it's a witch hunt, and the crowd was huge, etc., via The Washington Post:
Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the order puts too much power in the hands of a president who has previously failed to demand accountability from Russia on the issue.
'An executive order that inevitably leaves the President broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions against those who attack our democracy is insufficient,' he said.
Trump's worst (?) large adult son, Eric, busted out his anti-Semitic dog whistle on journalist Bob Woodward. CBS:
'Don't you think people look through the fact that you can write a sensational, nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president,' Eric Trump said on Wednesday's "Fox and Friends," the network's morning show, when asked about Woodward's book.
'It will mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels," Eric Trump added. "Is that really where we are? I think people see through this.'
Stormy Daniels's tell-all book, Full Disclosure, will drop a month before the midterms, per Politico:
On Wednesday, Daniels said she's been working on the memoir for a decade and that while it will detail interactions with Trump, it will also be about her personal life and her career as a porn star.
'I've been working on a book for about 10 years, so I just sort of melded everything together. I've kept notebooks of the adventures I've had on the road and in strip clubs and stuff. It will blow your mind,' she said during the interview.
Hero cyclist who flipped off Trump is running for local office, reports The Washington Post:
Juli Briskman... said this week she will file the paperwork to challenge Suzanne M. Volpe, a Republican who represents the Algonkian District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in 2019.
It's the 601st day of Trump's presidency, and we are all still that woman on the bike.