In other news, Trump has formally nominated Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to be the actual secretary because the Government Accountability Office (GOA) found he was illegally appointed which made his orders potentially illegal.
Meanwhile, the Sturgis motorcyle rally held in South Dakota earlier this month has now been predictably linked to coronavirus infections.
Sixty-one percent of counties in the US have been visited by someone who was at Sturgis, Camber Systems, which collects and analyzes cell phone activity for health researchers, told CNN.
Several states have already reported cases believed linked to the event.
Finally, Hurricane Laura has strengthened into a category 4 storm and the National Weather Service is calling the potential storm surge of up to 20 feet in some locations "unsurvivable."
"Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, including Calcasieu and Sabine Lakes," the NWS said in a statement. "This surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline. Only a few hours remain to protect life and property and all actions should be rushed to completion."
Parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana are forecast to see "catastrophic wind damage," especially in places where the storm's eyewall makes landfall, the NWS said.
If you're near the coast, I hope you've already moved. The most recent forecast says winds could reach 150 mph just before landfall tonight.