The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 125)

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.


1414. Claimed the moon was part of Mars

1415. Moved to allow uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

1416. Told embassies they can't fly pride flags

1417. Placed additional sanctions on Iranian petrochemical group

1418. Planned to reclassify high level radioactive waste as “low level”

1419. Blocked testimony from State Department officials for not following their views

1420. Potentially undermined national security with its proposed Huawei ban

1421. Forced the House of Representatives to hold William Barr and Don McGahn in contempt for contempt as they pressed to enforce subpoenas

1422. Said that North Korea had kept their word in nuclear negotiations when it was clear it hadn't

1423. Planned to hold children at a WWII internment camp

1424. Used executive privilege to keep census documents secret

1425. Said he'd collude with foreign governments if they provided dirt on his opponents


This week the Trump administration sunk to deeper levels of self parody, which would be funny if it wasn’t so disturbing. Most notably, he came out and point blank admitted he’d collude with foreign governments against his political opponents if given the chance. Then he decided to use a WWII internment camp to house detained migrants, completely missing the symbolic implications. And at a time when a miniseries on Chernobyl achieves critical acclaim Trump decided now would be a good time to mine for Uranium near the Grand Canyon and play fast and loose with nuclear waste.

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.