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.
1774. Dismissed soldiers' traumatic brain injuries as “headaches”
1775. Was caught on tape pushing for the ousting of the US ambassador to Ukraine
1776. Apparently stole the Star Fleet logo to use as the basis of his space force
1777. John Bolton revealed that Trump had tied aid to Ukraine to Biden investigation
1778. Threatened Adam Schiff with a tweet
1779. Praised Mike Pompeo for berating NPR
1780. The congressional GOP acknowledged that Trump had probably withheld aid to Ukraine illegally, but refused to hold him accountable for it
1781. Part of the Trump's border wall fell over due to high winds
1782. Expanded the Remain in Mexico program to include Brazilians
1783. Argued that the President can do whatever they want in order to be reelected
1784. Moved to loosen restrictions on landmines
1785. Moved to cut Medicaid by converting the program into block grants and imposing spending caps
Things seem to be falling apart for the Trump administration, as part of the border wall collapsed and the administration’s legal defense came down to “we can do what we want.” Meanwhile, Trump also revealed plans to severely cut medicaid benefits.
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.