The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 106)

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.

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1226. Republican operative Roger Stone was indicted in connection with his role in possible Russian collusion and obstruction of justice

1227. It was revealed that Trump officials had overruled security experts to grant Jared Kushner security clearance

1228. Began to send asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

1229. Failed to release budget request, delaying work on government funding in the aftermath of the shutdown

1230. Accused of gross incompetence in handling US foreign policy

1231. Secretly shipped plutonium to Nevada over the state's objections

1232. Held up $4bn in aid for Hurricane Harvey relief

1233. The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report outlining 80 distinct attacks made by the Trump administration on scientific research

1234. Came under investigation over its roll back of labor regulations

1235. Deployed an additional 3,000 troops to the border in a heavy handed and frivolous waste of taxpayer money

1236. Claimed “God wanted Donald Trump to be president”

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At long last the shutdown is over, and by all accounts Trump was the big loser getting nothing that he wanted. True, we may end up back in the same place in a few weeks, but it does feel like this may be a big turning point leaving Trump a lame duck. However, he still continues to do damage. Roger Stone, a toxic figure who even the Nixon people think makes them look bad, was indicted and shows signs that he may cooperate.  

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.