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The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 105)

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.


1215. It was revealed Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the construction of a Trump Hotel in Moscow

1216. It was revealed that the administration had been drafting the family separation policy months earlier than previously believed, despite claiming that no such policy existed

1217. Leaked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plans to fly commercially to a war zone

1218. Approved Medicaid work requirements in Arizona

1219. Expanded tax giveaways for businesses

1220. Rudy Guilliani acknowledged that Trump talked to Michael Cohen before he spoke to Congress and had been in talks on the Moscow Trump hotel up to the election

1221. Drastically narrowed the definition of domestic violence

1222. With Niel Gorsuch and Brett Kavanagh providing the deciding votes, the Supreme Court voted to allow Trump’s transgender military ban to proceed

1223. Seriously disrupted grants for scientific research as a result of the shutdown

1224. Backed an incipient coup in Venezuela

1225. Closed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate data page


The last week saw some revelations regarding the Russian investigation. Most significantly was the bombshell accusation that Trump had instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, and that Trump had been in talks on construction of the Trump hotel in Moscow up to the 2016 election. Meanwhile, the shutdown chugged into its second month, with government workers and people who rely on federal assistance seriously feeling the pain.

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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