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.

1549. Ramped up the trade war with China by raising tariffs by 5%

1550. Threatened to further raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 30%

1551. Suggested the G-7 summit be held at one of his resorts, inviting numerous emoluments fights

  1. Falsely claimed Melania has “gotten to know” Kim Jong Un

1553. Threatened to nuke hurricanes

  1. Was left out of G7 discussion on climate change

1555. Decided that citizenship will no longer be given to the children of soldiers born overseas

1556. Promised a massive payoff for ethanol to offset the damage from his trade war

1557. Moved to tap military funds to build his wall

1558. Moved to roll back methane regulations

So this week saw the world skirting disaster after disaster. There was nuclear hurricane, isolation at the G-7 and a near meltdown on trade. Perhaps worst off all, as of October 29 children of US soldiers born overseas will no longer be automatically granted citizenship.

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.

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