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The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 115)

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.


1313. Said wind power doesn't work because “wind only blows sometimes”

1314. Pushed for larger classroom sizes and fewer teachers

1315. Cut foreign aid for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

1316. Planned a road to cut through an Alaskan wildlife preserve

1317. It was revealed that migrants were being crowded into an enclosure under a bridge in El Paso as part of their deportation drive

1318. Threatened to shut down the border despite billions in potential economic costs

1319. Generally governed in an inept manner, failing to coordinate between government agencies

1320. Sued over Orca starvation caused by their failure to enforce salmon fishing restrictions

1321. With Trump's appointees providing the pivotal votes the Supreme court ruled that inmates do not have a right to a painless death

1322. Sued by state Attorney Generals over its rollback of school nutrition programs

1323. Proposed new rules that could block food stamps for 750,000 people


There was relatively little in terms of major developments in the last few weeks, though there were a fair amount of little things. Perhaps the most significant story was the Supreme court ruling that said inmates do not have a right to a painless death, a decision which sparked considerable controversy among the justices. Meanwhile, the Trump administration demonstrated that he did not understand wind power multiple times. Elsewhere, numerous lawsuits were brought against the administration, which will be sure to add to its already abysmal legal record.

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.