Well, first of all, regarding China... Trump said that China has called him about restarting talks over tariffs, and he's encourage because they want to make deals with him. The only problem with that is that China never called, according to all the people around Trump who would know if they had. He said it to try to divert attention to all the bad news about how his tariff threats are driving the country towards a recession.
And let's not forget his new role as the Weather Forecaster in Chief. He canceled a trip to Poland, where he was supposed to honor those who fought in WWII some 80 years ago so he could "monitor" the progress of and the relief efforts necessary after the hurricane hit. Hmmph! Some monitoring. He did manage to play several rounds of GOLF, though, so if he DID monitor the hurricane, it was from a TV screen in his golf cart.
So what DID he do? He sees a weather map with the spaghetti lines of predictive models for the path of the hurricane released on August 28. Then, FOUR DAYS LATER, after which NONE of those lines looked even remotely like the ones on August 28, he tweets that Alabama was going to be hit (much) harder than originally thought. What a dolt! He was so incredibly WRONG that it was only 20 minutes before the National Weather services posted a tweet assuring the country that Alabama was in NO DANGER at all from the path of Dorian, which by that time had been well established as turning north along the eastern coast, FAR away from Alabama.
Yet the Forecaster in Chief decided to double down. So he presents a chart from August 28 at 11:00 a.m. that shows the possible path of the hurricane moving to and ending in central Florida. The reach of the hurricane's furthest northern point even at that time was northwestern Florida, and that would have been an extreme situation. But Trump (or one of his mentally deficient minions) took a Sharpie and drew an extra line out from the furthest reach of the original chart to encompass a portion of Alabama. Laughably, he said this was an official chart. When questioned about the Sharpie addition, he responded, "I don't know.... I don't know... I don't know." He sounded like a 9-year old who tells his mom, "I don't know... etc." when she asks his chocolate-smeared self, "Who ate the chocolate cake I left out on the table?"
And then for the next three days, including TODAY, he decided that his sole response to the destruction of Dorian would be more tweets defending his ridiculous claim that Alabama was imperiled.
THIS is your hero, Wake? What kind of life are you leading where someone this oafish is your hero?