The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 110)

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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1262. It was reported that US farm exports dropped $1.9bn as a direct result of Trump's trade war

1263. It was further reported that tax payers have been forced to pay $7.7bn to alleviate the impact of Trump's trade war

1264. It was ruled that Trump's labor secretary Alexander Acosta had broken the law by offering a plea deal to Jeffery Epstein. Trump later praised Acosta despite this

1265. Lied by claiming that he is building his border wall

1266. Issued a new rule severely cutting funding to Planned Parenthood

1267. Created a new panel to ignore climate science and attempt to change the Federal Government's position on climate change

1268. Michael Cohen revealed that Trump knew about his campaign's involvement with Wikileaks and the DNC email dump

1269. Sued by Washington state over its policy targeting Planned Parenthood in #1267

1270. Justified its transgender ban by comparing being transgender to a disease

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The big event this week was the dramatic testimony of Michael Cohen to Congress. In addition to implicating Trump of a much deeper involvement in election collusion than previously understood, Cohen questioned whether Trump would even relinquish power peacefully. Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deftly laid a trap to allow Democrats to subpoena Trump’s tax records.

However, this was far from the only news this week. The Trump administration also implemented a policy to severely cut funding for Planned Parenthood and was immediately sued for it. Meanwhile, the costs of Trump’s trade policies became more apparent as the USDA reported $1.9bn drop in US agricultural exports as a direct result of his trade war.

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.