Saturday night’s Trump rally will go on as planned, despite top members of the administration’s own coronavirus task force advising against it. Masks will be optional. Can such an event be held safely in a city where Covid19 is on the rise? I wouldn’t hold your breath (although I’d advise attendees to hold theirs…). CNN on the broader meaning of the rally: “I guarantee you after Saturday, if everything goes well, he’s going to be in a much better mood,” a Trump political adviser said. “He believes that he needs to be out there fighting and he feeds off the energy of the crowds.”

+ Meanwhile, in the case of Devil v Satan, a federal judge denied the Trump administration’s attempt to block release of Bolton’s book.