We begin on Friday, September 4th, President Trump announces that the U.S. brokered an agreement between Israel and Serbia and Kosovo, allowing for normalized economic ties that includes the Balkan countries establishing their respective embassies in Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, Trump defends himself against a report in the Atlantic that, according to a number of unnamed sources, called American service members who died in war “losers” and “suckers.”
The thing about the Atlantic story is that it came out of nowhere. The alleged conversations took place in 2018. If the timing of this story makes you suspect that it’s a politically motivated piece, you’re probably right.
Skipping ahead to Sunday, September 6th, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says on Fox News Sunday that he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed on a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown before the Oct. 1st deadline.
Monday, Labor Day, September 7th, following the Atlantic story, President Trump holds a news conference,