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.


1237. Threatened to set off a new arms race by withdrawing the US from a key arms control treaty

1238. Argued it would be “too traumatic” to reunite migrant children with their families

1239. Denied foreign influence in the 2016 election

1240. Called Nepal and Bhutan “nipple” and “button”

1241. Attempted to block Philidelphia's safe injection sites

1242. Used the State of the Union Address to call for an end to investigations against himself

1243. Rolled back Obama era regulations on predatory pay day lenders

1244. Eased rules on gun exports

1245. It was revealed that the administration had implemented its family seperation policy over the objection of federal agencies


This week Trump finally gave his much delayed State of the Union address, however aside from that this week was relatively uneventful. Trump tried to justify continuing family seperations, which it was reveal were implemented over the objections of his own officials. But perhaps the most development this week was what didn’t happen. Congress went another week without resolving the budget, and its suggested that if a deal isn’t reached by the end of the day tomorrow another shutdown may be unavoidable.

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.