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.
- Was rebuked by the Supreme court for attempting to bypass the legal process in reinstating the death penalty
1705. Finalized plans to open 700,000 acres of California land to drilling
1706. Went on an antisemitic tirade
1707. Blocked a prominent NATO expert and Trump critic from speaking at a conference
1708. Called the FBI “scum” at a rally
1709. Continued to try to undermine the Russian probe, even after it was largely confirmed as being conducted in a valid way
- ICE denied medical treatment to women with brain disease
1711. Proposed changes to Social Security rules that will deny thousand disability payments
- It was revealed that Trump had run a crooked charity
It was a relatively uneventful week. The biggest news was the ruling that the Russian probe had been conducted in a generally acceptable way, though of course Trump still tried to undermine it. Beyond this, there were a series of smaller storied: Trump repeated antisemitic talking points, the Supreme Court rebuked Trump on the federal death penalty and Trump proposed rules to Social Security that would deny thousands disability payments.
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.