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.
- The EU ambassador agreed to testify against Trump in impeachment proceedings against the administration's resistance
- A judge blocked the administration's “public charge” rule denying visas to low income immigrants
1623. Ramped up deportations to Cuba
1624. Withdrew troops from Northern Syria amid reports of Turkish atrocities and a resurgence of ISIS
1625. Moved to expand logging in the Tongass national forest
- It was found that 281 lobbyists have worked with the Trump administration
1627. Continued to ask for citizenship details from states despite a court order not to
1628. Had a meltdown after the House voted overwhelmingly for a resolution opposing the administrations troop withdrawal from Syria
1629. Inserted a controversial tech liability clause into trade agreements
1630. Engaged in a coordinated effort to provide loan forgiveness to student borrowers
- Moved to deny 1 million school children of free lunches
This week saw a continuation of the Turkish assault into Kurdish held parts of Syria following the administration’s decision to withdraw troops who had previously acted as a deterrent. After the House passed a bipartisan decision condemning the move, Trump reportedly threw a tantrum. Meanwhile, Trump also attempted to cut school lunch programs, open up national forests to logging and ramped up deportations.
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.