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.
1762. Lied when he claimed that no US troops had been harmed in the Iranian missile strike against a US military base
1763. Sued by multiple states over his plan to cut food stamps
1764. Altered photos of women's march to remove criticism of Trump for the national archives
1765. Spread conspiracy theories about the impeachment and Nancy Pelosi
1766. It was revealed Republican House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes had been in contact with Lev Parnas and likely involved in the Ukraine Scandal
1767. Campaigned to abolish end to end encryption to give law enforcement unfettered access to personal data
1768. Eased firearm export rules
1769. Moved to nix healthy lunch requirements
1770. Blocked new evidence and witnesses from the impeachment trial
1771. Moved to expand the travel ban to 7 additional countries
1772. Moved to remove wetland protections
1773. Permitted construction of the Keystone pipeline on Federally managed land
The impeachment trial is on, and kneecapped as Republicans immediately voted to bar witnesses and new evidence. While most Americans now support removing Trump from office it seems very unlikely that the impeachment will actually go anywhere, as Republicans have made it very clear they are not breaking with Trump. Meanwhile, the travel ban was expanded, and construction of the keystone pipeline moved forward.
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.