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.
1539. Forced workers to attend one of his speeches
1540. Threatened to label Antifa as a terrorist group
1541. Attempted to block migrant children from attending public school
1542. Tightened restrictions on immigrant work permits
1543. Sued for systematically failing to provide adequate healthcare in immigration detention facilities
1544. Cut payments to USDA employees who didn't want to relocate
1545. Relaxed safety rules restricting hours for truck drivers
1546. Accused American Jews of “disloyalty”
1547. Joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland
- Once again threatened to end birthright citizenship
The American people got to see the full spectrum of the surreal reality of the Trump administration this week. On the bizarre end, Trump retweeted someone calling him the second coming of God and played with the idea of buying Greenland for… some reason. On the more horrible “oh God, why is this happening” end Trump threatened to end birthright citizenship, accused American Jews of disloyalty.
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.