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. Sought to deport children with life threatening illnesses
1550. Escalated the trade war by Implementing new tariffs on Chinese goods
1551. Limited the scope of USDA dietary guidelines
1552. Sought to undermine Medicare by boosting private plans
1553. Slow walked $4bn in foreign aid
1554. Reversed standards on energy efficient lightbulbs
1555. Pushed out the top US asylum official
1556. Showed a fake forecast of Hurricane Dorian
1557. Diverted money from schools to build his wall
1558. Called a correspondent into his office to argue that his inaccurate weather map wasn't wrong
1559. Moved to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Trump wasn’t the only slow moving disaster this week as Hurricane Dorian slowly moved on Florida like a gator in a something something. Trump took the opportunity to give people grossly misleading information than argue with everyone about it. In other news, Trump sought to undermine both Medicare, Fannie Mae and other public goods and services.
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.