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The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 117)

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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.


1336. Offered to pardon the Secretary of Homeland Security if the law was broken while the border was closed

1337. Tweeted a video associating Ilhan Omar to 9/11

1338. Played a role in orchestrating the indictments of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

1339. Stripped federal protections from millions of miles of rivers

1340. Created new hurdles for agency guidance on financial regulations

1341. Undermined the thaw with Cuba by allowing lawsuits over decades old property seizures

1342. Ended the right to bond for some asylum seekers, opening the door to thousands of indefinite detentions

1343. Planned to build two new tent camps for detained migrants

1344. A court ruled that the administration's repeal of the coal, oil valuation rule was “arbitrary and capricious”

1345. Vetoed a congressional motion to end US involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen

1346. Made it harder for people with a criminal record to apply for Federal jobs

1347. Pushed new sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

1348. The Mueller report was released which showed that Trump had attempted to obstruct the investigation. The report also strongly implied the administration had engaged in collusion, though it could not prove it without further congressional investigation


It was a fairly significant week this week. Trump tweeted a xenophobic video linking congresswoman Ilhan Omar to 9/11, then he issued the second veto of his presidency blocking a resolution to end US involvement in Yemen. But the most significant development came at the end of the week with the release of the Mueller report. The report strong hinted at collusion and suggested congress investigate. Likewise, the report found that Trump had attempted to obstruct the investigation, and only failed because his own subordinates refused to obey him.

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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