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.
- It was found the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the SNAP program would cause millions to lose their food stamps
House Republicans demonstrated their intent to block the impeachment inquiry despite apparently acknowledging that Trump did indeed withhold aid as a quid pro quo
1696. Proposed introducing $2.4bn in new tariffs on French imports
1697. Moved to kick 700,000 people off food stamps
1698. Held up California’s homeless efforts
- In the ongoing impeachment inquiries, legal scholars said that Trump’s actions in the Ukraine investigation constituted abuse of power
1701. Sued over social media screening for visas
1702. Authorized the use of “cyanide bombs”
1703. Increased detentions of pregnant immigrants by 52%
Perhaps the story with the biggest direct impact this week was the administration’s decision to tighten food stamp requirements, causing an estimated 700,000 people to lose access to the program. Meanwhile, the impeachment inquiry carries on, and Trump was laughed out a NATO conference in London.
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.