1515. Cut legal funding for victims of human trafficking
1516. Threatened to suspend journalist Brian Karem's press pass, apparently in retaliation
1517. Abused government surveillance powers
1518. An ex-FBI official said the administration is “facilitating and enabling youth to commit terrorism”
1519. Sued by states over fuel economy penalties
1520. Caused the top scientist at the USDA to quit by burying his research
1521. Gave half hearted responses to to mass shootings, incorrectly saying they happened in Toledo and blaming violent video games
1522. One day after China sent stock markets tumbling with retaliatory trade measures escalated the trade war further by labeling China a currency manipulator
1523. Imposed additional sanctions on Venezuela
1524. It was reported that an Iraqi man died as a direct result of being deported
1525. A judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot withhold public safety grants for Oregon
1526. Reauthorized wildlife killing cyanide bombs
1527. Sued by California for failing to release his tax returns
It was a very eventful week. On the one hand, Trump continued to refuse to address the white supremacy that he himself has fueled which has motivated mass shootings, deciding instead to blame violent video games. Meanwhile, the trade war continued to intensify as stocks went tumbling after China enacted numerous retaliatory measures against the US.
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.