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.
1811. Referred to himself as a king
1812. Pushed for the CIA to kill Osama Bin Laden's son over higher priority targets
1813. Deployed border patrol to sanctuary cities
- A Federal court struck down Medicaid work requirements the Trump administration had encouraged
After Trump's DoJ intervened in the Roger Stone case a national association of Federal judges called for an emergency meeting to counter political interference
1816. Initiated an ICE crackdown in New Jersey and elsewhere
1817. Pardoned 11 highly corrupt individuals including Rod Blagojevich and Michael Milken
1818. Insisted on keeping marijuana illegal
1819. Backed Oracle in a copyright case that will make future software development more difficult
1820. Moved to outlaw collective bargaining in defense industry unions
1821. Pulled funding from flood mitigation programs
1822. Used confidential therapy notes against children
This week Trump expanded the swamp by pardoning several highly corrupt people and interfering in the case of Roger Stone. Elsewhere he initiated an immigration crackdown in sanctuary cities, moved against defense industry unions and bullied migrant children in therapy.
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.