26. Aug. 21, 2018
Trump expresses pity for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is convicted of eight felonies related to bank and tax fraud.
27. Aug. 25, 2018
Trump continues to praise former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his felony convictions, leading many top White House aides to speculate a presidential pardon is imminent. Manafort has not been pardoned yet.
28. Sep. 5, 2018
The New York Times publishes an opinion piece by an anonymous contributor claiming to be a senior Trump administration official. In the piece, the author is critical of the president, portraying him as unfit for office, and claims to be part of an internal resistance, saving the country from Trump’s worst impulses.
29. Sep. 13, 2018
In an early morning tweet, Trump argues that the official death toll in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria of just under 3,000 is heavily inflated. Trump says in the tweet he believes the storm left no more than 18 dead.
30. Sep. 17, 2018
Rhetoric in the trade war with China escalates as Trump suggests on Twitter he would be happy to impose more tariffs on top of the $50 billion already in place.