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The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 113)

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.


1291. Moved to block visas for immigrants that may use public assistance

1292. Vetoed the Congressional motion ending his “border emergency” in #1290

1293. Denounced for ignoring human rights monitors to the UN due to various abuses

1294. Opened millions of acres to drilling

1295. Pushed for an $86bn spy budget

1296. Refused to cooperate with human rights monitors at the US Mexican border

1297. With Trump's appointees providing the deciding votes the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants can be detained indefinitely

1298. Withheld report it used to justify auto tariffs

1299. Began implementing its policy to force asylum seekers to remain in Texas in El Paso

1300. Generally conducted it's legal strategy around bald partisan appeals

1301. Attempted to scapegoat unions for the loss of manufacturing jobs

1302. Acceded to Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights


Following immediately off the rejection of the “border emergency” by Congress last week, Trump issued the first veto of his presidency overturning the motion. But this wasn’t the only development in immigration this week. The administration began implementing its policy of forcing asylum seekers to remain in Mexico, while the supreme court ruled that immigrants can be detained indefinitely by authorities.

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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