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.
1600. Backed a Catholic Highschool on firing a gay teacher
- A judge ruled to block the fast track deportation policy
1602. Pressed Australia's Prime Minister to help Attorney General Bob Barr investigate the source of the Mueller inquiry
1603. Tried to argue the that the House of Representatives can't sue to obtain Trump's tax returns
1604. Tweeted that the an impeachment would lead to a “Civil War”
1605. Moved forward with plan to collect migrant DNA
1606. Encouraged states to introduce “wellness plans” that discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions
1607. Axed boards that protect marine life and protect against invasive species
1608. Slapped a 25% tariff on whiskey and other food imports from the EU
1609. Publicly called on China to investigate Joe Biden
1610. Threatened to launch his own news network
The unfolding scandal over Ukraine continued to be the biggest story this week, with Trump doubling down and publicly calling on China to investigate Biden. Meanwhile, the Trump administration continued to impose tariffs, cut environmental regulations and moved forward with plans to collect migrant DNA.
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.