Travels of Donald Trump—August 2016
August is he first month of the fully engaged general election
campaign, as the candidates came off their conventions. Trump
endured a very difficult first half of August, hitting a low point
where quite a few pundits concluded "it's over." On August 17 he
announced a campaign shake-up (+). Reversing
his earlier disdain for the teleprompter, during August Trump has
been giving telepromptered speeches that seem to be helping him stay on
message and have received favorable
comments on delivery. Since the shake-up
Trump has been making a concerted effort to reach out to
Hispanic voters, incorporating specific passages in his speeches and
holding a number of roundtables. In addition to
a full schedule of rallies (the campaign reported 32 rallies in 16
states compared to 11 rallies in 8 states for Clinton) and fundraisers
(our tally found 19, but there were likely more), Trump has also mixed
other types of events, for example stopping at a couple
Lodges, visiting flood-ravaged Lousiana, and most boldly making the
trip to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City
at the end of the month.
Trump concluded the month with a much anticipated major speech on
immigration. There had been
some confusion about his stance and suggestions that he was "softening"
his position, but in his Arizona speech he continued to
espouse a hardline view.
|Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign, news accounts and tweets from reporters covering Trump. The calendar above shows cities and towns. The listing below includes OTR/unannounced stops and other details, again based on publicly available information. See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.|
-Town hall at Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.
-Rally at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Tues. August 2, 2016
-Rally at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, VA.
Wed. August 3, 2016
-Town hall at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL.
-Rally at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
Thurs. August 4, 2016
-Town hall at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, ME.
-Fundraiser at the home of Carolyn and Steve Louro, CEO of Professional Group Plans, in Nissequogue, NY. ($)
-Town hall at Crete Memorial Civic Center in Plattsburgh, NY.canceled Aug. 1 scheduling conflicts
Fri. August 5, 2016
*Rally with Gov. Pence at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA.
*Rally with Gov. Pence at KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI.
Sat. August 6, 2016
-Fundraising reception at the home of Terri and Ron Weinberg in Nantucket, MA. ($)
-Fundraiser at the home of Bill and Bridget Koch in Oyster Harbors, MA. ($)
-Rally at Windham High School in Windham, NH.
Sun. August 7, 2016
Mon. August 8, 2016
-Unveils policy agenda for revitalizing the American economy at the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit, MI (+).
-Evening fundraising reception hosted by Jane and Tim Timken in Canton, OH. ($)
Tues. August 9, 2016
-Rally at Trask Coliseum at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Wilmington, NC.
-Rally at Crown Arena in Fayetteville, NC.
Wed. August 10, 2016
-Makes remarks at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA.
-Rally at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Thurs. August 11, 2016
-Speaks at the National Association of Home Builders at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach.
-Speaks at Florida Renewal Project's “Rediscovering God in America” at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
-Rally at Siver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, FL.
Fri. August 12, 2016
-Rally at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, PA.
-Rally at Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.
Sat. August 13, 2016
-Fundraising dinner hosted by Jets owner Woody Johnson at his estate in East Hampton, NY. ($)
-Event in the William H. Pitt Center at the campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
Sun. August 14, 2016
Mon. August 15, 2016
*Speech, intro'd by Gov. Pence, on "Understanding The Threat: Radical Islam And The Age Of Terror" at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH (+).
Tues. August 16, 2016
-Fundraiser at the Charmant Hotel in La Crosse, WI. ($)
-Small event/roundtable with Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke and law enforcement and pictures with veterans at the War Memorial in Milwaukee, WI.
-Fundraiser with Gov. Scott Walker and Rudy Giuliani at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. ($)
-Tapes Fox News town hall meeting with Sean Hannity at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI.
-Speech on "creating a new and better future for America's inner cities" (law and order speech) at the Ziegler Building at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center in West Bend, WI (suburb of Milwaukee) (+).
Wed. August 17, 2016
-Receives his first national security briefing from representatives of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in New York, NY.
Thurs. August 18, 2016
-Fundraiser at Trump National Golf Club near Mooresville, NC. ($)
Unannounced stop at Iredell County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #10, does some shooting practice with an M4 rifle at the gun range, then speaks with law enforcement officers in the lodge in Statesville, NC.
-Fundraising reception and dinner at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, NC. ($)
-Rally at Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC (+).
Fri. August 19, 2016
*Added to schedule on Thursday - Trump and Gov. Pence visit flood-damaged areas in Baton Rouge, LA.
-Rally at Summit Sports and Ice Complex - The Fieldhouse at the Summit in Dimondale, MI (+).
-Evening fundraiser at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. ($)
Sat. August 20, 2016
-Meets with members of the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump at Trump Tower in New York, NY (+).
-Rally at Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, VA (+).
Sun. August 21, 2016
Trump begins debate preparation at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. source: NYT Maggie Haberman
Mon. August 22, 2016
Unannounced meeting with active and retired law enforcement officers- at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Akron, OH.
-Evening rally at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH (+).
Tues. August 23, 2016
-Fundraiser (roundtable, photo op, luncheon) at the City Club in Fort Worth, TX. ($)
-Fundraiser at the Headliners Club in Austin, TX. ($)
-Tapes Fox News event with Sean Hannity at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX.
-Evening rally at Travis County Exposition Center's Luedecke Arena in Austin, TX (+).
Wed. August 24, 2016
-Rally at Florida State Fairgrounds-Entertainment Hall in Tampa, FL (+).
-Fundraiser at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, MS. ($)
-Evening rally at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, MS (+).
Thurs. August 25, 2016
-Roundtable with fellows from the RNC's Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in New York, NY.
-Early afternoon rally in the Armory Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH (+).
Reports of plans for an immigration speech in Denver in the morning.on Aug. 22 the Denver Post reported that was cancelled.
-Fundraiser, per Aspen Daily News at "a home located in the West Buttermilk neighborhood owned by Houston securities trader Andrew Bosarge" in Aspen, CO. ($)
Fri. August 26, 2016
-Rally at South Point Arena in Las Vegas NV.cancelled without explanation on Monday
Channel 8 KLAS reported Trump stopped at a fundraiser for Americans for Prosperity at Panevino Italian Grille in Las Vegas, NV.
Roundtable discussion with a group of local Hispanic leaders, then meets with small business owners at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
-Fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. ($)
-Special guest at Nevada Republican Party's "Nevada Battleground Dinner" fundraiser at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV.
Sat. August 27, 2016
-Speaks at Sen. Joni Ernst's second annual "Roast and Ride" fundraiser at the Iowa State Fairgroinds in Des Moines, IA (+).
Sun. August 28, 2016
Trump continues debate preparation at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.
Mon. August 29, 2016
-Fundraiser in Napa County, CA. ($)cancelled
-Evening fundraiser at the home of Saul Fox, CEO of Fox Paine & Co., a private equity firm, in Woodside, CA. ($)
Tues. August 30, 2016
-Fundraising luncheon at a private home in Tulare, CA (ABC 30 reported the event "is being put on by pistachio grower Corky Anderson."). ($)
-Fundraiser reportedly at the conference center attached to the Xfinity Arena in Everett, WA. ($)
-Evening rally at Xfinity Arena of Everett in Everett, WA (+).
Wed. August 31, 2016
-Fundraiser in Portland, OR. ($)reported cancelled on Aug. 20 due to scheduling changes
-Rally in OR.cancelled
-Meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City, MEXICO (+).
*Joined by Gov. Pence, major speech on immigration at Phoenix Convention Center (West Building- Lower Level) in Phoenix, AZ (+).