Travels of President Donald J. Trump—September 2020

President Donald J. Trump  |  Vice President Mike Pence  ||  Former Vice President Joe Biden  |  Sen. Kamala Harris 

Campaigning in the time of COVID.  President Trump has stepped up his campaign activity; he did 15 rallies during the month compared to six in August.  The rallies, usually in the evenings at airports, have defied health experts' guidance on social distancing and mask wearing and stand in sharp contrast to the cautious approach of the Biden campaign.  The first debate in Cleveland, OH was one of the highlights of the month.  On the official side, Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Sept. 26 was perhaps the most significant development, while on the international front the signing of a peace agreement between Israel and the UAE at the White House on Sept. 15 was a signature event.  Several of the official events have had distinctly political overtones, notably the visit to Kenosha, WI to survey damage caused by riots and and the environmental event in Jupiter, FL on Sept. 8, where Trump signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing offshore areas from exploration, development or production.  Trump managed a couple of trips to the battleground state of North Carolina on official business: a Sept. 2 trip to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City and a Sept. 24 speech on the America First Healthcare Plan at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  The administration has made many other policy actions and announcements that reinforce the campaign's message.  On Sept. 13 he signed an executive order "lowering drug prices by putting America first."  On Sept. 18 he announced billions in aid to Puerto Rico, which he had earlier opposed.  Trump participated in half a dozen fundraising events.  On Oct. 22 he signed an excutive order banning race sensitivity training for federal contractors.  During the month Trump visited twelve states for campaign events, official events, and golf.  Excluding the golf trips to Virginia, the most visited state was Pennsylvania (five trips: Sept. 3, 11, 15, 22 and 26). @TeamTrump


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Kenosha, WI



2
Wilmington, NC



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Latrobe, PA


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Washington, DC



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[Potomac Falls, VA]


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[Potomac Falls, VA]


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Washington, DC



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Jupiter, FL
Winston-Salem, NC


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Washington, DC



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Freeland, MI



 11
Shanksville, PA



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Minden, NV
(Las Vegas, NV)


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Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, NV
(Las Vegas, NV)

14
McClellan Park, CA
Phoenix, AZ


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Philadelphia, PA



16
Washington, DC


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Mosinee, WI



18
Bemidji, MN



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Fayetteville, NC



20
[Potomac Falls, VA]



21
Vandalia, OH
Swanton, OH


22
Moon Township, PA



23
Washington, DC


24
Charlotte, NC
Jacksonville, FL
(Miami, FL)

25
Miami, FL
Atlanta, GA
Washington, DC
Newport News, VA
26
Washington, DC
Middletown, PA


27
[Potomac Falls, VA]
Washington, DC


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Washington, DC




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Cleveland, OH



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Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign, news accounts and tweets from reporters.  The calendar above shows cities and towns. The listing below details travel, emphasizing campaign and political events, again based on publicly available information.  It does not detail the White House schedule other than highlights and briefings by the President.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.

Details
Tues. September 1, 2020
Andrews > Waukegan National Airport in Waukegan, IL > Andrews.
- Surveys property affected by recent riots in Kenosha, WI. >
- Tours the Emergency Operations Center >, then participates in a roundtable on Wisconsin community safety, at Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, WI. >

Wed. September 2, 2020
Andrews > Wilmington International Airport > Andrews.
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Remarks on designating Wilmington, NC as the first American World War II Heritage City at Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC.

Thurs. September 3, 2020
White House incl. lunch with the Secretary of State.
Andrews > Arnold Palmer Regional Airport > Andrews.

- Evening rally at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, PA. >

Fri. September 4, 2020
White House, incl. news conference. >
- Virtual North Carolina tele-rally. >

Sat. September 5, 2020
No public events.
Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, VA.
 
Sun. September 6, 2020

No public events.
Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, VA.

Mon. September 7, 2020
White House, incl. news conference. >

Tues. September 8, 2020
Andrews > Palm Beach International Airport.
- Remarks on environmental accomplishments for the people of Florida at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Jupiter, FL. >
Palm Beach International Airport > Smith-Reynolds Regional Airport.
- Evening rally at Smith-Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, NC. >
Smith-Reynolds Regional Airport > Andrews.

Wed. September 9, 2020
White House, incl. remarks on judicial appointments. +

Thurs. September 10, 2020
White House, incl. news conference. >
Andrews >  MBS International Airport > Andrews.
- Evening rally at Avflight Saginaw in Freeland, MI. >

Fri. September 11, 2020
Andrews > John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport > Andrews.
- President and First Lady participate in Flight 93 National Memorial 19th Anniversary Observance in Shanksville, PA.

Sat. September 12, 2020
- Two fundraisers: roundtables with supporters at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.  2$
Andrews > Reno-Tahoe International Airport > Las Vegas.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, NV. canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions*, flew into Reno and took motorcade to and from Minden-Tahoe Airport.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Minden, NV. >
Reno-Tahoe International Airport > Las Vegas.
RON in Las Vegas.
 
Sun. September 13, 2020
- Latinos for Trump roundtable at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. >
- Fundraiser: roundtable with supporters in Las Vegas, NV.  $
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Cirrus Aviation, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV. canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions*
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Xtreme Manufacturing in Henderson, NV. >  +
RON in Las Vegas.
 

Mon. September 14, 2020
McCarran International Airport > Sacramento McClellan Airport > Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport > Andrews.
- Briefing on wildfires at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, CA. >
- Remarks at ceremony recognizing the California National Guard at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, CA.
Sacramento McClellan Airport > Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
- Latinos for Trump roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, AZ. >
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport > Andrews.
 
Tues. September 15, 2020
Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House.
Andrews > Philadelphia International Airport > Andrews.
- ABC News town hall with undecided voters at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. (+)

Wed. September 16, 2020
White House incl. High Holy Days call with Jewish leaders, lunch with the Vice President, and news conference. >
- Remarks at NRCC Battleground Dinner at the Capitol Hill Club. $

Thurs. September 17, 2020
White House incl. credentialing ceremony for ambassadors.
- Remarks at the White House History Conference at the National Archives, executive order to launch 1776 Commission to restore "patriotic education." >
Andrews > Central Wisconsin Airport > Andrews.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Central Wisconsin Aviation in Mosinee, WI. >

Fri. September 18, 2020
White House, incl. news conference. >
Andrews > Bemidji Regional Airport > Andrews.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Bemidji Aviation Services in Bemidji, MN. >

Sat. September 19, 2020
Andrews > Fayetteville Regional Airport > Andrews.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, NC. >

Sun. September 20, 2020
Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, VA.
- Virtual North Carolina tele-rally.

Mon. September 21, 2020
Andrews > Dayton International Airport > Toledo Express Airport > Andrews.
- Remarks on fighting for the American worker (campaign event) at Wright Bros Aero in Vandalia, OH. >
Dayton International Airport > Toledo Express Airport.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Grande Air in Swanton, OH. >
 
Tue. September 22, 2020
White House.
Andrews > Pittsburgh International Airport > Andrews.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, PA. >

Wed. September 23, 2020
White House, incl. news conference. >

Thurs. September 24, 2020
- President and First Lady pay respects to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Andrews > Charlotte Douglas International Airport > Cecil Airport (Jacksonville) > Miami International Airport.
- Remarks on America First Healthcare Plan at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in Charlotte, NC. > +
- Evening Great American Comeback event at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, FL. >
Cecil Airport (Jacksonville) > Miami International Airport.
RON at Trump National Doral in Miami, FL
 
Fri. September 25, 2020
- Latinos for Trump roundtable at Trump National Doral in Miami, FL. >
1. Miami International Airport > Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Marietta) > Andrews.
- Remarks on Black Economic Empowerment: The Platinum Plan at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. (campaign event) >
Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Marietta) > Andrews.
- Roundtable with supporters at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. $
2. Andrews > Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport > Andrews.
- Nighttime, introduced by Vice President Mike Pence, Make America Great Again Event at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, VA. >
 
Sat. September 26, 2020
White House, meets with evangelical leaders in the Oval Office; announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for U.S. Supreme Court. > +
Andrews > Harrisburg International Airport > Andrews.
- Evening Great American Comeback event at AvFlight Harrisburg in Middletown, PA. >

Sun. September 27, 2020
Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, VA.
White House, incl. news conference. >
...and reception for Gold Star families.

Mon. September 28, 2020
White House, incl. gives update on the nation's coronavirus testing strategy.

Tues. September 29, 2020
Andrews > Cleveland Hopkins International Airport > Andrews.
About 3 1/2 hours at InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, OH.
- Participates in the first presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Sampson Pavilion at Health Education Campus (HEC) in Cleveland, OH.

Wed. September 30, 2020
Andrews > Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport > Duluth International Airport > Andrews.
- Fundraising committee reception at the home of Marty Davis in Shorewood, MN. $
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport > Duluth International Airport.
- Make America Great Again event at Duluth International Airport in Duluth, MN. >

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Rallies
Mostly in the evening at airports:
Sept. 3 - Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, PA. >

Sept. 8 - Smith-Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, NC. >

Sept. 10 - Avflight Saginaw in Freeland, MI. >

Sept. 12 - Minden-Tahoe Airport in Minden, NV. >

Sept. 13 - Xtreme Manufacturing in Henderson, NV. >  +

Sept. 17 - Central Wisconsin Aviation in Mosinee, WI. >

Sept. 18 -  Bemidji Aviation Services in Bemidji, MN. >

Sept. 19 - Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, NC. >

Sept. 21 - Remarks on fighting for the American worker at Wright Bros Aero in Vandalia, OH. >
Sept. 21 - Grande Air in Swanton, OH. >

Sept. 22 - Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, PA. >

Sept. 24 - Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, FL. >

Sept. 25, - Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, VA. >

Sept. 26 - AvFlight Harrisburg in Middletown, PA. >

Sept. 30 - Duluth International Airport in Duluth, MN. >


More Campaign Events
Sept. 13- Latinos for Trump roundtable at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. >

Sept. 14 - Latinos for Trump roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, AZ. >

Sept. 25 - Latinos for Trump roundtable at Trump National Doral in Miami, FL. >
Sept. 25 - Remarks on Black Economic Empowerment: The Platinum Plan at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. >

Six fundraisers.


Formal News Conferences
Formal news conferences by a president are perhaps the most obvious example of using the bully pulpit, and President Trump does a lot of them.  Although White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany gives regular briefings, Trump frequently serves as his own spokesman.
  In addition to the formal sessions with reporters, Trump does field questions at other times such as after meetings and before departures.

News Conference Lead Paragraphs
(from White House transcripts)

September 4 >
Thank you, everybody, very much. Thank you. So, as we begin Labor Day Weekend, America’s unprecedented economic recovery continues. You see what’s going on. It’s been pretty amazing. The United States economy added today — announced this morning — 1.4 million jobs last month, bringing the total to over 10.6 million jobs created in just four months. That’s a record, by far.

September 7 >
Thank you very much. Thank you. Happy Labor Day. That was, really, a very special time I had speaking to some of the labor union heads and other people. They’re very happy with the way things are going. As you probably see, the numbers are terrific.

September 10 >
Thank you very much.  Wow.  We have some big ones today, huh?  This is a room — loaded up.  Wow.  Paula Reid.  Jonathan Karl.  Phil Rucker.  Hi, Phil.  How are you?  Kaitlan.  We’ve got the all-stars.  A lot of all-stars today.  You too.

September 16 >
Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. Good afternoon. Hurricane Sally made landfall, as you know, in Alabama and Florida last night as a Category 2 hurricane, and has caused 35 inches of rainfall in some places. That’s a lot.

September 18 >
Thank you very much, everyone.  So a lot of work has been going on with respect to the vaccines — very successful work, I might add.  We have three great, great companies doing somewhat different variations, but they’re all looking very good.

September 23 >
Hello.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Today, Johnson & Johnson announced that their vaccine candidate has reached the final stage of clinical trials.  This is record time.  This is the fourth vaccine candidate in the United States to reach the final stage of trial.  So we have four candidates already at a very late date.  “Late” being a very positive word, in this case.

September 27 >
Yesterday, I was very proud to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. She is one of our nation’s most brilliant legal minds, and I think she’ll do very well. We’re moving along very quickly. Tremendous unity in the Republican Party. It’s the consequence of winning elections, which we did very substantially, both in the Senate and obviously in the White House. And I think we’re going to take back the House; I believe that very strongly. Kevin is doing a fantastic job. And I really believe we’re going to take back the House, and we’re all working very hard on that.




   

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