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.
1834. Created an office to strip citizenship from naturalized Americans
1835. Used the coronavirus as a pretext for draconian immigration restrictions that have nothing to do with prevention, like closing the border
- It was revealed that US sanctions on Iran hampered its efforts to contain the coronavirus
A judge ruled that the Trump administration had appointed Ken Cuccinnelli illegally
1838. Limited the use of science in policy decision making
1839. Exacerbated the coronavirus outbreak by limiting telework for Federal employees
1840. Blocked New York's Gateway tunnel
1841. Began to withhold Federal Funds from sanctuary cities
1842. Attempted to blame Obama for the shortage of coronavirus test kits
1843. Said people with coronavirus could probably go to work and be fine
1844. Posted ads on Facebook invoking the census to direct people to his campaign website'
This week Trump continued to blow the Federal government’s response to the coronavirus, spreading downright dangerous misinformation and attempting to blame Obama for his own incompetence. Meanwhile, Trump created an office to strip people of their citizenship and continued his war on sanctuary cities.
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.