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August 1

  • 2016Donald Trump is interviewed on 1370 WSPD Radio, a newstalk radio station in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Columbus, Ohio.
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August 2

  • 2016Donald Trump posts a picture of himself eating KFC, showing he is all American.
  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Ashburn, Virginina.
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August 3

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August 4

  • 2009Donald Trump and an affiliate of Bank of Nevada announce they will buy Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. for $100 million.
  • 2014Donald Trump wants to temporarily suspend immigration from West Africa after Ebola viruses associated with the area make their way onto U.S. soil.
  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Portland, Maine.
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August 5

  • 2014 – Quoting Winston Churchill, Donald Trump states, "The belief that security can be obtained by throwing a small state to the wolves is a fatal delusion."
  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Des Moines, Iowa.
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August 6

Secretary Tillerson Speaks at the 10th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting.
Secretary Tillerson Speaks at the 10th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting.
  • 2015Donald Trump attends first Republican debate.
  • 2016 – Donald Trump delivers speech in Windham, New Hampshire.
  • 2017 – President Trump has a phone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, discussing ways to stop the North Korean nuclear program.
  • 2017 – Secretary of State Tillerson attends the ASEAN summit in Manila to push its members and partners to apply more pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.
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August 7

Secretary Tillerson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno in the Philippines.
Secretary Tillerson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno in the Philippines.
  • 2015Donald Trump arrives in Ohio for GOP debate.
  • 2017 – Secretary of State Tillerson meets with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss global terrorism, economic cooperation and the security situation in Marawi.
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August 8

  • 2016Donald Trump delivers economic speech in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 2017 – President Trump warns North Korea of "fire and fury" following threats to retaliate against new United Nations sanctions.
  • 2017 – Secretary of State Tillerson has discussions with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on regional security and trade in Bangkok.
  • 2017 – Secretary of State Tillerson meets with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur to discuss international relations and trade.
  • 2017 – President Trump holds a press briefing at Bedminster, New Jersey, calling for tougher enforcement to combat the opioid problem in the country.
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August 9

  • 2015Donald Trump interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press".
  • 2016 – Donald Trump delivers speech in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • 2017 – President Trump draws attention on Twitter to the 'power' of the US nuclear arsenal.
  • 2017 – Defense Secretary Mattis warns North Korea that an attack on the US or its allies will prompt "the destruction of its people".
  • 2018 – The White House director of strategic communications, Mercedes Schlapp, confirms with Univision that Helen Aguirre Ferré, the White House director of media affairs for Latino and African-American news outlets, has resigned from the White House.
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August 10

  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 2016 – Donald Trump delivers economic policy speech in Abingdon, Virginia.
  • 2017 – President Trump talks to reporters about his "fire and fury" warning, stating that "if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough."
  • 2017 – President Trump declares that the opioid crisis is a national emergency that will need a lot of attention and money to combat.
  • 2017 – President Trump states that he is "very thankful" that Vladimir Putin ordered the removal of 755 US diplomatic posts from Russia, which reduced the US state payroll.
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August 11

  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Kissimmee, Florida.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump states on Twitter that America's military capabilities against North Korea are "locked and loaded".
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump does not rule out the possibility of military action against President Nicolás Maduro in response to the ongoing Venezuelan political crisis.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump retracts his statement thanking Vladimir Putin on August 10 and states that his original comment was sarcastic.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump holds a workforce and apprenticeship discussion with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on ways to help Americans access affordable education and training which, according to a White spokesperson, will equip them with relevant skills to help them secure good jobs.
  • 2018 – President Donald Trump delivers condolences for victims of the Charlottesville riots.
  • 2018 – President Donald Trump visits a Bikers for Trump rally in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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August 12

  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping who requests restraint concerning tensions in the Korean peninsula.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump signs the Veterans Affairs Choice and Quality Employment Act that will provide veterans private medical care using government funds for the next six months.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump condemns the violence from all sides at a far-right rally at Charlottesville, Virginia, and calls for law and order to be restored.
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August 13

  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in Fairfield, Connecticut.
  • 2017 – Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Colombia, meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to cover trade, business and investment opportunities in both countries.
  • 2017 – Speaking in a press conference in Cartagena, Vice President Mike Pence condemns neo-Nazism and the Ku Klux Klan, and rejects allegations that President Donald Trump had failed to censure white supremacists explicitly in his previous remarks, saying the media has overblown the issue.
  • 2017 – National Security Advisor McMaster denounces a fatal vehicular attack on counterprotestors in Charlottesville on August 12 as "terrorism".
  • 2018 – Prosecutors from the Special Counsel investigation rest their case in the trial of Paul Manafort.
  • 2018Peter Strzok, an FBI agent and Chief of the Counter-espionage Section who was removed from Mueller's Special Counsel investigation upon the discovery of his anti-Trump texts, is dismissed from the FBI by Deputy Director David Bowdich.
  • 2018 – President Donald Trump signs legislation named the (John S. McCain) National Defense Authorization Act.
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August 14

  • 2015Donald Trump delivers speech in Hampton, New Hampshire.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump again condemns the violence that took place at the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump signs an executive order authorizing the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to begin investigations into Chinese trade practices that harm American businesses, with particular focus on intellectual property and advanced technology.
  • 2017 – President Trump speaks by phone to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on finding ways to prevent North Korea launching ballistic missiles at Guam across Japanese territory.
  • 2017 – Attorney General Sessions decries the August 12 Charlottesville vehicle attack as "domestic terrorism".
  • 2017 – The CEOs of Merck, Intel and Under Armour resign from the American Manufacturing Council in protest at President Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally.
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August 15

Vice President Pence and Argentine President Mauricio Macri participate in a joint press conference.
Vice President Pence and Argentine President Mauricio Macri participate in a joint press conference.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump signs an executive order calling for federal departments to speed up the permits process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects. He revokes failed Obama-era regulations intended to manage and prevent flooding.
  • 2017 – President Trump holds a press conference at which he goes "off teleprompter" and reverts to his earlier apportioning of blame in Charlottesville, apparently equally, to both sides. At this same news conference he voices his personal support of the rationale of the Alt-right's claim that General Lee was a historical figure of similar historical importance to Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson, and that he therefore supported the Alt-Right's rationale for protesting against the removal of the Charlottesville statue of General Lee.
  • 2017 – Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, and Richard Trumka, president of AFL-CIO, resign from the American Manufacturing Council. President Trump describes the resignees as "grandstanders".
  • 2017 – Vice President Mike Pence holds meetings with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires, Argentina, focusing on strengthening business ties between both countries.
  • 2018 – President Trump unilaterally revokes the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.
  • 2019 – President Trump delivers speech in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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August 16

Supporters of President Trump hold a rally in Washington, D.C.
Supporters of President Trump hold a rally in Washington, D.C.
  • 2016Donald Trump delivers speech in West Bend, Wisconsin.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump appoints Hope Hicks as interim White House Communications Director, replacing Scaramucci.
  • 2017 – After the liberal fallout of Trump's handling of the Charlottesville protest, numerous members of President Trump's American Manufacturing Council announce their intention to resign from the Council. President Trump announces the dissolution of the Council and also of the Strategic and Policy Forum following the resignations of Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M, and Campbell's Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison.
  • 2017 – President Trump signs a veterans' education bill to provide college assistance for military veterans and increase these payments if they complete science, technology and engineering courses.
  • 2017 – In Santiago, Chile, Vice President Mike Pence has a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to build business ties between both countries and to call for Chile to break its diplomatic ties with North Korea.
  • 2017 – Supporters of President Trump hold the "The Mother of All Rallies" event.
  • 2018 – Former CIA Director John Brennan responds to Trump's unilateral revocation of his security clearance.
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August 17

Vice President Pence and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varel meet in Panama.
Vice President Pence and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varel meet in Panama.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump condemns a fatal terrorist attack in Barcelona, and offers Spain the full support of the United States.
  • 2017 – President Trump scraps plans initiated by Executive Order on July 19 for the setup of an Advisory Council on Infrastructure.
  • 2017 – President Trump holds meetings with the Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon on finding ways to help small business who have difficulty getting loans and finding the right workers.
  • 2017 – The White House announces a deal whereby the United States can resume exports of pork to Argentina for the first time since 1992.
  • 2017 – Vice President Mike Pence has meetings with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela focusing on commercial and security ties, as well as tackling drug trafficking, illegal migration and money laundering, culminating with a tour of the Panama Canal.
  • 2018 – President Trump announces via tweet that the military parade scheduled for November 2018 will be postponed due to cost and price gouging by local politicians.
  • 2019 – President Trump delivers Victory Leadership Initiative Training speech in Roanoke, Virginia.
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August 18

President Trump at the signing of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act.
President Trump at the signing of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump directs the United States Cyber Command be elevated to the status of a Unified Combatant Command focusing improving national defense.
  • 2017 – The White House announces that Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has left his position "by mutual agreement".
  • 2017 – Numerous Obama-era presidential advisors resign, among them pastor A. R. Bernard, Microsoft president Brad Smith, Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker, Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen and investor Carl Icahn.
  • 2017 – 17 members of the White House arts and humanities advisory panel resign, delivering an open letter condemning President Trump for his "support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville".
  • 2017 – President Trump signs Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act authorizing the construction of a memorial to the US servicemen, who participated in the global war on terrorism.
  • 2017 – President Trump holds a conference at Camp David with his national security team to discuss military options in Afghanistan.
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August 19

  • 2017 – President Donald Trump praises 30,000 protesters against a right-wing 'Free Speech Rally' in Boston for "speaking out against bigotry and hate", and criticizes "anti-police agitators".
  • 2017 – In an interview on Meet the Press, a news program on NBC hosted by Chuck Todd, Trump's legal adviser Rudy Giuliani says that "truth isn't truth," referring to the large amount of "fake news" purported by the mainstream media.
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August 20

  • 2016 - Donald Trump delivers speech in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump proclaims August 20 through August 26, 2017, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.
  • 2018 – President Trump attacks Bruce Ohr, a current senior Justice Department official, asking whether he will "ever be fired". The Washington Times would later report that Bruce had been feeding a copious amount of false information about President Trump to the FBI, in order in influence negative findings in the "Steele dossier".
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August 21

President Trump speaks at a press conference at Conmy Hall at Fort Myer, Virginia.
President Trump speaks at a press conference at Conmy Hall at Fort Myer, Virginia.
  • 2015 - Donald Trump delivers speech in Mobile, Alabama.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump proclaims August 20 through August 26, 2017, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.
  • 2018 – President Trump gives an address at Fort Myer, Virginia, regarding the war in Afghanistan, reaffirming the United States' military commitment to the Afghanistan government while disavowing all toleration of shelter of the Taliban by Pakistan.
  • 2018 – President Trump swears in New York Jets owner, Woody Johnson, as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom in a ceremony at the Oval Office.
  • 2018 – Seven members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council send a letter of resignation to the White House, asserting that President Trump is paying "insufficient attention" to cyber-security threats to the nation's infrastructure.
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August 22

President Trump, Chief of Staff Kelly, and Acting Commissioner McAleenan overview border wall prototypes.
President Trump, Chief of Staff Kelly, and Acting Commissioner McAleenan overview border wall prototypes.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump tours a U.S. Customs & Border Protection facility in Yuma, Arizona, meeting with Marines and border patrol agents, and inspecting border security technology and equipment.
  • 2017 – President Trump delivers speech in Phoenix, Arizona, reiterating his condemnation of the violence at Charlottesville, and pointing out how the media distorted the coverage of his response. He delivers comments on his administration's achievements.


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