☕️ Good Tuesday morning. It's been 17 years since 9/11.
Situational awareness ... "Iran's nuclear chief tells AP: Trump's decision to withdraw from atomic deal 'puts him on the loser's side.'"
Leadership books are filled with calls for brutal candor, hiring people more talented than yourself, and collaboration as a force multiplier.
Here are the Trump Rules, distilled from conversations Jonathan Swan, Jim VandeHei and I have had with countless people close to the president, some of whom have studied him for years:
"It is hardly a stretch to suggest that President Trump’s election was a direct result of the financial crisis," which had its inflection point 10 years ago Saturday, Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in today's N.Y. Times:
Why it matters: "Mistrust led to new political movements: the Tea Party for those who didn’t trust the government and Occupy Wall Street for those who didn’t trust big business."
From the National Hurricane Center's 5 a.m. update: "A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the east coast of the United States from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, northward to the North Carolina-Virginia border."
The latest on Florence from Axios science editor Andrew Freedman:
The World Trade Center site is seen from an upper floor of 3 World Trade Center.
"President Trump and Vice President Pence will head to the two other places where hijacked planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, in the deadliest terror attack on American soil."
The 93-foot tall Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., where the tower contains 40 wind chimes representing the 40 people that perished in the crash on Sept. 11, 2001:
"In Hollywood, there’s a nerdy new hobby: Flipping the House," reports the WashPost's Michelle Ye Hee Lee:
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On Aug. 15, CBS CEO Les Moonves "was accidentally copied on an email to the entire CBS board detailing damaging findings in the law firms’ investigations and discussing how to proceed should he need to be put on leave," The Wall Street Journal's Keach Hagey and Joe Flint report (subscription):
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explains:
Bob Woodward's "Fear" went on sale at midnight at Kramerbooks in Dupont Circle, and is finally in bookstores today.
The White House will love this list of Bob's 23 interviews in Week 1 in New York (orchestrated by Robert Barnett and Simon & Schuster's Cary Goldstein), with an open-ended road show to follow:
For Week 2, Bob will be home in Washington.
Gary Cohn, who was then White House economic adviser, wrote a joke for President Trump to use at the white-tie Gridiron Dinner in March, according to Bob Woodward's "Fear":
"Adam Clymer, who covered congressional intrigue, eight presidential campaigns and the downfall of both Nikita S. Khrushchev and Richard M. Nixon as a reporter and editor for The New York Times and other newspapers, died [yesterday] at his home in Washington," the N.Y Times' Sam Roberts reports:
"After years of reporting for The Times, he was named polling editor in 1983."
"The constant creep of corporate America into all aspects of everyday life ... may soon conquer a new frontier. The final frontier," the WashPost's Christian Davenport reports:
Why it matters: "While officials stress that nothing has been decided, the idea could mark a giant cultural leap for the taxpayer-funded government agency and could run into ethics regulations that prevent government officials from using public office for private gain."
Thanks for reading. See you all day on Axios.com.