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The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 128)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week.

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1458. Revoked an Obama era rule that cut off worst performing for profit schools from Federal funds

1459. A federal judge ruled the Trump administration can't divert military funds to build its border wall

1460. Endangered lives and tarnished America's diplomatic position by weaponizing foreign aid

1461. Attorneys called for the administration to be held in contempt over its mistreatment of migrants at the border

1462. Delayed doctor's visits to detention centers

1463. Coerced federal employees into either moving or quitting

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1464. Devastated two major agencies and undermined the role of science in policy making by moving hundreds of USDA scientists and statisticians out of Washington DC

1465. Created dangerous, inhumane conditions in immigration detention camps where, among other things, migrants were told to drink from toilets

1466. Moved forward to hold a military parade on July 4th

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1467. Sued by the House Ways and Means Committee for his tax returns

1468. Diverted $2.5mn from national parks to fund his military parade

1469. Imposed draconian fines on immigrants in the United States

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1470. Dismissed reports of appalling conditions in immigrant detention centers

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Anyone trying to argue that the Trump is not a wannabe fascist would have a difficult time after this week. On the one hand, we were given a reminder of the terrible inhumanity of the administration’s deportation drive as stories came out about the terrible life threatening conditions in immigrant detention centers (i.e. concentration camps). On the other hand, after numerous false starts Trump wasted untold sums of money on a military parade in Washington.

As always, I don’t expect to catch everything, so let me know if there’s anything you think I’ve missed. The full omnibus is being maintained here (a spreadsheet version can be found here). For an overall summary, click here.

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