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.


1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah Cummings

1506. Lied to the media and grumbled about budget negotiations over his border wall

1507. Found that threats against family members was not a sufficient basis for seeking asylum

1508. Rejected Utah's plan to expand Medicaid

1509. Republicans in Congress blocked an override of Trump's veto of a measure that would have blocked arms sales to Saudi Arabia

1510. Continued to separate migrant families even after court order to stop

1511. Exacerbated tensions with Iran by placing sanctions on the Iranian diplomat

1512. Moved to make it harder to bring lawsuits for housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

1513. Moved to end protected status for Syrian refugees

1514. Exacerbated the trade war by threatening more tariffs for China


This week Trump doubled down on racist attacks against US representatives, this time targeting Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. Trump also targeted migrants, raising barriers for asylum seekers and continuing to separate migrant despite a court order to stop.

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.

  • August 2, 2019