The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 120)

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.

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1370. Moved to dramatically expand the category of people who can be deported for using benefits

1371. Apparently destroyed boxes of evidence in the Mueller investigation

1372. Reignited the trade war with China

1373. Once again refused to turn over Trump's tax returns to Congress

1374. Moved to redefine poverty in order to kick Americans off welfare programs



1375. Implemented new tariffs on Mexican tomatoes

1376. The administration tried to remove references to climate change from an international statement on Arctic policy

1377. Andrew Wheeler, the new head of the EPA, says glyphosate is not carcinogenic (while the W.H.O. begs to differ)

1378. Moved to implement final rule expanding drilling along California coast

1379. Moved to incorporate mandatory employment checks in his immigration plan

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Trade was back on the agenda this week as Trump caused markets to tumble by reigniting the trade war with China and placing tariffs on Mexican tomatoes. Meanwhile Trump also made it harder for the poor to use social programs dramatically expanded the category of people who can be deported for using benefits and redefining poverty to kick countless families off the rolls. Trump also continued to stonewall investigations, refusing to release his tax returns and allegedly destroying boxes of evidence in the Mueller investigation.

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.