Eight more days until the midterms.
Eight more days until the midterms. Spencer Platt / Staff

• Donald Trump's private schedule shows nine hours of "executive time" for a recent Tuesday, which is not atypical. In other words, notes Vanity Fair:

The most powerful person in the world is somehow doing even less work every day than he was earlier this year.

• How does he spend that "executive time"? Apparently, he spends it fuming about his latest enemies. You can guess who they are at this point.

• Trump will be going to Pittsburgh in the wake of what is believed to be the deadliest act of anti-Semitic violence in American history. More than 35,000 people have signed an open letter asking him to stay away.

• Also, the president is facing a new lawsuit:

A new lawsuit accuses President Trump, his company and three of his children of using the Trump name to entice vulnerable people to invest in sham business opportunities...

The allegations take aim at the heart of Mr. Trump’s personal narrative that he is a successful deal-maker who built a durable business, charging he and his family lent their name to a series of scams.

To be clear: actual business scams are alleged in this lawsuit, not just Trump's usual demagogic rhetorical scams.

Support The Stranger

• Which is not to say that Trump's usual demagogic rhetorical scams don't cause tremendous harm. Adam Serwer, writing about the Pittsburgh mass shooting in The Atlantic, explains how "Trump’s Caravan Hysteria Led to This."

The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.