36. Oct. 11, 2018
In an interview broadcast on the Fox network, Trump accuses the New York Times of writing the op-ed piece it published the previous month that was purported to be written by an anonymous Trump administration official.
37. Oct. 14, 2018
CBS airs a “60 Minutes” interview with Trump, in which the president reverses his previous claim that climate change is a hoax. In clarifying, Trump explains he is not sure whether or not humankind is to blame for climate change, and that he does think the climate will eventually “change back.”
38. Oct. 15, 2018
A federal judge dismisses a defamation lawsuit brought by former adult film actress Stormy Daniels against Trump. The president may still face criminal charges, however, for ordering a six-figure payment in the final months of the election to keep Daniels quiet about their previous affair.
39. Oct. 22, 2018
In an early morning salvo of tweets, Trump advises the U.S. military and border patrol that the migrant caravan coming up through Mexico is a national emergency. Trump also threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border and cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
40. Oct. 23, 2018
In an Oval Office interview, Trump calls the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul “the worst cover-up ever.”