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.
1662. Proposed fees on asylum seekers and DACA renewals
1663. Caused children in Idaho to lose their health insurance
1664. Attempted to undercut the democratically elected government of Bolivia
- Its frivolous lawsuit to prevent people from obtaining Trump’s tax records was thrown out
- It was revealed that Trump adviser Stephen Miller had a deep affinity with white nationalism, pushing racist stories and white supremacist literature in the 2016 election
- During his testimony, diplomat Bill Taylor revealed a previously unknown phone wherein Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden in exchange for aid
1668. Said the US only in Syria “for the oil”
1669. Allowed a man to import a lion trophy
1670. Punished career diplomats and staffers for their ethnicity and perceived lack of loyalty
- A judge ruled the Trump administration’s decision to allow 3D printed guns broke the law
Ukraine was still perhaps the largest single issue this week, with Bill Taylor’s testimony to congress revealing yet more evidence of Trump attempting to push a quid pro quo. However there was plenty of competition. On the foreign policy front the Trump administration facilitated a coup in Bolivia. Meanwhile, leaked emails revealed that Trump adviser Stephen had explicitly pushed white supremacist stories and racist narratives during the 2016 election.
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.