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The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 111)

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.


1271. Sided with dictator Kim Jung Un in the case of Otto Warmbier being tortured while imprisoned in North Korea

1272. It was revealed that Trump forced officials to give Jared Kushner top security clearance despite concerns

1273. Threatened an executive order to strip universities of their funding if they don't “support free speech” by giving a platform to right win extremists

1274. It was revealed Fox News may have leaked debate questions to the Trump campaign

1275. A judge ruled the Trump administration had acted illegally when attempting to kill equal pay regulations

1276. Moved to take Gray Wolves off the endangered species list

1277. It was revealed T-Mobile had spent $195,000 at Trump's businesses while awaiting government approval for their merger in a massive conflict of interest

1278. Tracked and targeted journalists and activists involved with the migrant caravan

1279. Moved to make it easier to decertify railway and airline unions

1280. Scaled back the Obama administration's overtime pay rules


There weren’t really many big stories this, and instead there was mostly just a hodgepodge of minor scandals, regulatory changes and the like. Trump made complete reversal on North Korea’s torture of Otto Warmbier, all for a summit that ultimately yielded nothing. Meanwhile, we found out Fox News probably leaked debate questions to Trump and is more or less the propaganda wing of the administration, surprise surprise.

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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