William Roberts and Steve Chaggaris will update you throughout the day. Donald Trump's campaign released a new TV advertisement declaring the president accomplished the impossible: The UAE-Bahrain-Israel normalisation deals. "They said it couldn't be done. But President Trump did it," the advertisement says before mentioning his Nobel Peace Prize nomination (he is one of 318 total nominations in 2020). Clearly Trump sees the deals he helped broker as a major selling point to voters.
President Barack Obama has tapped his White House political director to run the foundation that will build his presidential library and center. The Obama Foundation says David Simas will be its new chief executive officer. Simas has run the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach since Obama re-created it in 2014. Simas says in a statement that the foundation will focus on creating a presidential center "that inspires citizens and communities to take on big challenges." The foundation has already selected a site on Chicago's South Side and an architect to design the center.