The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 118)

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.


1349. Exacerbated tensions by moving to sanction countries, including allies, that import oil from Iran

1350. Tried to argue that there was “nothing wrong” with taking political assistance from a hostile government

1351. Sued House Democrats to prevent them from obtaining his financial records

1352. Lied that nobody disobeyed his orders when the Mueller report had revealed multiple instances

1353. Moved to crack down on visa overstays

1354. Ordered administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondent's Dinner

1355. Missed deadline to provide Trump's tax records

1356. Appealed ruling saying that male only draft is unconstitutional

1357. Watered down a UN resolution on sexual violence by forcing the removal of references to “sexual health”

1358. Moved to relocate two federal research agencies despite worries that it would prompt mass resignations


Things calmed down somewhat this week after the major story of the Mueller report. This last week saw a hodgepodge of minor actions, from a crackdown on visa overstays to an order for administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

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.