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.
1632. Admitted to a quid pro quo arrangement over the emerging scandal over Ukraine
1633. Sued by veterans for his attempts to use military funds to build his border wall
1634. Moved to expand DNA collection from migrants in custody
- Trump’s Supreme Court ruled to allow GOP gerrymandering in Michigan
1636. Claimed the emoluments clause was phony
- The senior ambassador to Ukraine testified that the administration told him that the release of aid funds was contingent on their investigating Biden
1638. Flipped off a female astronaut
1639. Attempted to shut down impeachment hearings
1640. Claimed Colorado is building a wall with Mexico despite not being a border state
1641. Sued California over cap and trade agreement with Quebec
This week the administration’s defense in the Ukraine scandal more or less completely collapses as the senior ambassador testified that Trump was directly involved in trying to a quid pro quo deal. Instead of pushing back on the claim, Republicans went directly to trying to shut down the deal entirely. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also ruled to allow gerrymandering in Michigan, and Trump flipped off a female astronaut.
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.