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Horrible things said and done by Donald and his Administration – September 2017

Horrible things said and done by Donald and his minions in September 2017

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September saw another zombie Trumpcare bill rise in the Senate. The Administration stepped away from stronger building codes in hurricane-prone areas. Pro-pollution (and anti-environment) deregulation was high on the agenda. And Donald himself threatened nuclear war against North Korea in the UN General – a body that was specifically created to reduce the risk of a nuclear World War III.

Most damning of all, Donald’s response to Hurricane Maria was to ignore it before it struck, downplay how catastrophic the damage was until bad press forced his hand, deploy woefully few resources to help Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million American citizens, and to lash out at those pointing out his repeated failures with angry and racist tweets.

All in all, September was a bad month for American values and our global reputation.

Summary
In the month of September, 2017, I identified 112 unique items that met one or more of my 51 categories (see below for a complete list).

Date Link Categories
9/1/17 Trump administration slashes funds to promote signing up for Obamacare strip medical insurance
9/1/17 Trump claims Comey ‘exonerated’ Clinton before email probe was over authoritarianism, narcissism
9/1/17 DOJ to retry woman who laughed during Sessions’ confirmation hearing fascism, authoritarianism
9/1/17 Trump administration downsizes HBCU conference hypocrisy, lying, racism
9/1/17 Energy Department looks to bypass environmental reviews of some natural gas exports anti-environmentalism, jingoism, hypocrisy
9/2/17 Trump’s choice for NASA chief, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, is likely to boost moonshots authoritarianism, climate change denial, narcissism
9/2/17 Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped lying, racism
9/3/17 Why Trump, After North Korea’s Test, Aimed His Sharpest Fire at the South nuclear proliferation, jingoism, narciccism, not honoring contracts, authoritarianism, demagoguery
9/3/17 Sweden got a strange warning from the Trump administration jingoism, NATO-hating, nuclear proliferation, authoritarianism
9/3/17 Trump Shifts Labor Policy Focus From Worker to Entrepreneur trickle-down economics, hypocrisy, lying, narcissism, propagandist
9/3/17 Trump’s EPA attacks AP reporter in personal terms attacking the media, authoritarianism, demagoguery
9/4/17 Court rules against Trump Administration decision, but allows them to scrap royalty rule authoritarianism, anti-environmentalism, climate change denial
9/4/17 EPA now requires political aide’s sign-off for agency awards, grant applications authoritarianism, racism, white male privilege, social Darwinism, anti-environmentalism, anti-intellectual, climate change denial
9/5/17 The Latest: Trump OKs more military sales to SKorea, Japan China-hating, jingoism, nuclear proliferation
9/5/17 Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act immigrant-hating, racism, splitting up immigrant families, authoritarianism, hypocrisy
9/5/17 Trump administration won’t save Obama-era overtime rule trickle-down economics, white male privilege, social Darwinism, misogyny, racism
9/6/17 Trump again claims US is ‘highest taxed nation in the world’ lying, lower taxes on the rich
9/6/17 The Trump administration’s claim that DACA ‘helped spur’ the 2014 surge of minors crossing the border lying, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, hypocrisy
9/6/17 Trump Administration, States Headed for Showdown Over Fuel Rules anti-environmentalism, polluted air
9/7/17 DeVos decries ‘failed system’ on campus sexual assault, vows to replace it rape, sexual assault, authoritarianism, white male privilege, anti-education
9/7/17 3 ways the Trump administration seems to be making it harder to save for retirement trickle-down economics, white male privilege, hypocrisy
9/7/17 EPA chief on Irma: The time to talk climate change isn’t now climate change denial, hypocrisy, propagandist
9/8/17 Trump Administration Backs Baker Who Refused to Make Gay Wedding Cake anti-gay marriage, homophobia, equal protection under the law
9/8/17 Former EPA director: Trump administration plan sets ‘deeply troubling precedent’ anti-science, climate change denial
9/8/17 GOP bristles at Mnuchin’s debt plea: Do it for me authoritarianism, demagoguery, narcissism
9/9/17 Trump Sides With Churches Suing His Own Administration Over Harvey Relief Funds churches back into politics
9/10/17 Trump on Irma: ‘We’ve never seen anything like this’ lower taxes on the rich, demagoguery, propaganda, lying
9/11/17 Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban immigrant-hating
9/11/17 Trump administration reportedly backs off proposal to strengthen homes in flood zones authoriarianism, anti-science, racism
9/11/17 Trump administration signals plans to defang retirement rule social Darwinism, no business ethics, against fair trials
9/11/17 Trump Administration Halts Pollution Controls at Utah Plants polluted air, anti-environmentalism
9/12/17 Trump Administration Revises Obama Self-Driving Vehicle Policy social Darwinism
9/12/17 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tells Casper audience that country ‘must’ rethink schools anti-education
9/12/17 A calculated attack’: The White House says the DOJ ‘should certainly look at’ prosecuting James Comey attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, fascism
9/12/17 Trump meets Malaysia leader under investigation by his Justice Department hypocrisy, authoritarianism, no business ethics, lying, attacking the rule of law
9/12/17 Lawmakers Want Limits on Wiretaps Despite Trump Administration Objections authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law
9/12/17 Mnuchin says considering backdating tax cut to Jan. 1: Would be ‘boon’ to economy trickle-down economics, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, hypocrisy, propagandist
9/12/17 Homeland Security waives environmental review for California border project anti-environmentalism, polluted air, polluted water, anti-science, authoritarianism, fascism, attacking the rule of law, immigrant-hating, xenophobia, jingoism
9/13/17 Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records lying
9/13/17 U.S. Will Not Issue Some Visas in Four Nations in Deportation Crackdown immigrant-hating, authoritarianism, jingoism
9/13/17 Trump administration sued over phone searches at U.S. borders authoritarianism, racism, attacking the rule of law
9/13/17 White House says Jemele Hill calling Trump a racist is a ‘fireable offense.’ Trump once called Obama a racist. racism, white supremacy, hypocrisy, lying, demagoguery, propagandist, race baiting, dehumanizing Other
9/13/17 How the Trump administration is reshaping health care — without Congress strip medical insurance, against fair trials, social Darwinism
9/14/17 Trump Says ‘No Deal’ Was Reached With Democrats to Extend DACA narcissism, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families
9/14/17 Mnuchin eclipses earlier backlash with pricey request: European honeymoon by military jet narcissism
9/14/17 Trump administration erodes environmental protections anti-environmentalism, anti-science, climate change denial, polluted air, polluted water
9/14/17 The Trump Administration Plans to End a Refugee Program for Children splitting up immigrant families, hypocrisy, jingoism, racism, immigrant-hating
9/14/17 Trump administration backs bill to halt aid to Palestinians Islamophobia, racism
9/14/17 President Trump Stands By Original Charlottesville Remarks racism, white supremacy, fascism, narcissism
9/15/17 The Latest: Trump says attack was by ‘loser terrorist’ restricting civil liberties, attacking the rule of law, xenophobia, fascism
9/15/17 Trump administration refuses to release names of most Mar-a-Lago visitors authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law
9/15/17 Donald Trump tweets that ESPN should ‘apologize for untruth’ authoritarianism, narcissim, white male privilege, white supremacy, attacking the media
9/17/17 Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball Narcissism, misogyny, white male privilege
9/17/17 President Trump Dubs North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’ Amid Rising Tensions jingoism, narcissism, hypocrisy, nuclear proliferation
9/17/17 Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump anti-science, racism, not honoring contracts, authoritarianism, anti-environmentalism
9/17/17 Trump administration sends mixed messages on reports that the US may stay in the Paris climate deal jingoism
9/17/17 Trump administration committed to fighting hate crimes, official says hypocrisy, racism
9/18/17 Trump Administration Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes crimes against humanity, against fair trials, fascism
9/18/17 Trump begins first UN remarks by mentioning his nearby building narcissism, jingoism, demagoguery
9/18/17 Trump says he wants to have a military parade on July 4 jingoism, narcissism, demagoguery, fascism
9/18/17 Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees immigrant-hating, racism, anti-science, anti-intellectual, demagoguery
9/18/17 Veterans Administration throws suicide stats out the back door on Friday at 5 p.m. hypocrisy
9/19/17 Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated jingoism, nuclear proliferation, lying, hypocrisy, demagoguery, propagandist, Islamophobia, authoritarianism, social Darwinism
9/19/17 Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources no business ethics, authoritarianism
9/19/17 Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns hypocrisy
9/20/17 Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately strip medical insurance, authoritarianism, racism, hypocrisy
9/20/17 Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent hypocrisy, narcissism
9/20/17 Tillerson: “There Have To Be Changes Made” To Iran Nuclear Deal; Or Iran Will Follow North Korea’s Path nuclear proliferation, jingoism
9/20/17 The Trump Administration’s “Unprecedented” New Attack on Voting Rights voting restrictions, restricting civil rights, equal protection under the law, fascism
9/20/17 Tom Price Needs Private Jets Because He’s Very Busy, Trump Administration Says hypocrisy, narcissism, lying
9/20/17 H-1B applications receiving extra scrutiny under Trump administration, data shows immigrant-hating
9/20/17 Trump Administration Pushes For Oil Exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge anti-environmentalism, anti-science, climate change denial
9/20/17 Trump Administration Considering Even Lower Refugee Limits immigrant-hating, lying, xenophobia, racism, propagandist
9/20/17 Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of ‘Satan’s plan’, defended ‘conversion therapy’ homophobia, churches back into politics, anti-gay marriage, white male privilege
9/21/17 Trump’s HUD Keeps Climate-Smart Rebuilding Guide Under Wraps climate change denial, anti-science, social Darwinism
9/21/17 Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid strip medical insurance, authoritarianism, lying, hypocrisy
9/21/17 Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids xenophobia, jingoism, attacking the rule of law
9/21/17 Trump is assembling the most male-dominated government in decades white male privilege, misogyny
9/22/17 Trump cautions GOP to pass Obamacare repeal or face the consequences strip medical insurance
9/22/17 Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as part of ‘Russia hoax’ attacking the rule of law, attacking the media, demaoguery, narcissism, Putin/Russia-loving
9/22/17 Hunting is down in the US. The Trump administration wants to change that anti-environmentalism, anti-science, polluted water
9/22/17 Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations white male privilege, misogyny
9/23/17 Donald Trump rips NFL, says owners should cut any players who kneel during anthem jingoism, narcissism, racism, white male privilege, hypocrisy, authoritarianism, demagoguery
9/23/17 Trump tweetstorm blasts McCain for opposing Obamacare repeal strip medical insurance
9/23/17 Pentagon: U.S. flew bombers near North Korea to show ‘resolve’ jingoism, narcissism
9/23/17 Former official “fought as good of a fight as I could” to make Trump White House follow ethics rules lying, hypocrisy, authoritarianism
9/24/17 Kushner used private email to conduct White House business hypocrisy, white male privilege
9/25/17 Trump administration announces new travel restrictions racism, Islamophobia
9/25/17 Trump administration abandons subtlety in ACA sabotage campaign strip medical insurance, authoritarianism, social Darwinism
9/25/17 A Trump judicial pick said transgender children are proof that ‘Satan’s plan is working’ homophobia, churches back into politics, propagandist, lying, dehumanizing Other, anti-science, anti-intellectual
9/25/17 Trump’s tax ‘reform’ looks like tax cuts for the rich trickle-down economics, hypocrisy, propagandist, demagoguery
9/25/17 Trump Administration Wants Wall Street to “Self-Report” Its Crimes attacking the rule of law, no business ethics
9/25/17 At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts hypocrisy, lying, misogyny, white male privilege
9/25/17 The White House Is Weighing in on Gay Workers’ Rights, Alarming LGBT Groups homophobia, restricting civil liberties, equal protection under the law
9/25/17 People Are Worried About DHS Plans To Gather Social Media Info immigrant-hating, fascism, xenophobia
9/26/17 Zinke: One-third of Interior employees not loyal to Trump fascism, jingoism, anti-environmentalism, anti-science, polluted air, polluted water
9/26/17 Sessions says free speech rights are ‘under attack’ at schools. But he sides with Trump on NFL protests hypocrisy, demagoguery
9/26/17 The Trump Administration Is Playing With the Lives of 59,000 Haitians immigrant-hating, racism, social Darwinism, splitting up immigrant families, hypocrisy
9/26/17 Trump freewheels at RNC fundraiser, talks trade dealings with Trudeau narcissism, hypocrisy, no business ethics, propagandist, jingoism
9/27/17 Trump’s recent tweets supporting Luther Strange deleted lying, narcissism, propagandist
9/27/17 With Fuel and Water Scarce, Puerto Rico Presses for U.S. Shipping Waiver jingoism, racism
9/27/17 Trump sells tax plan as ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity trickle-down economics, lying, hypocrisy, narcissism, racism
9/27/17 E.P.A. Threatens to Stop Funding Justice Dept. Environmental Work anti-environmentalism, polluted air, polluted water
9/28/17 Trump administration lawyers demand Facebook account info of anti-Trump activists authoritarianism, restricting civil liberties
9/28/17 Donald Trump’s dubious claim that his tax plan won’t benefit him lying, lower taxes on the rich
9/29/17 Trump has ‘very positive’ meeting with Warsh to discuss chairing Fed trickle-down economics, white male privilege
9/29/17 Trump Administration Lobbying Hard for Sweeping Surveillance Law restricting civil liberties, authoritarianism, hypocrisy
9/29/17 Trump’s breaking point with Price narcissism, strip medical insurance, hypocrisy, authoritarianism
9/29/17 Donald Trump Just Attacked the Mayor of San Juan lying, racism, white supremacy, narcissism, social Darwinism
9/29/17 VA chief took in Wimbledon, river cruise on European work trip; wife’s expenses covered by taxpayers no business ethics, hypocrisy, authoritarianism, white male privilege
9/29/17 Trump Administration Won’t Promise To Fix Puerto Rico’s Infrastructure social Darwinism, racism, authoritarianism
9/30/17 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914094625488502784 narcissism, attacking the media, authoritarianism
9/30/17 Trump administration swaps ‘climate change’ for ‘resilience’ anti-science, climate change denial, propagandist, anti-science, anti-intellectual

We knew Donald was a horrible human being before the 2016 election. We haven’t forgotten, and we won’t let anyone who voted for Donald pretend that they didn’t know it either.

Horrible categories

Personal morality

  • Adultery
  • Hypocrisy
  • Lying
  • Mocking the disabled
  • Narcissism
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault

Miscellaneous bigotry

  • Anti-gay marriage
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Homophobia
  • Immigrant-hating
  • Islamophobia
  • Misogyny
  • Race baiting
  • Racism
  • Social Darwinism
  • Splitting up immigrant families
  • White male privilege
  • White supremacy
  • Xenophobia (or more broadly, Dehumanizing the Other)

Economic and educational views

  • Anti-Common Core (or more broadly, anti-education)
  • Failed businessman
  • Not honoring contracts (or more broadly, No business ethics)
  • Trickle-down economics/lower taxes on the rich

Anti-scientific views

  • Anti-environmentalism
  • Anti-intellectual
  • Anti-science
  • Anti-vaccination
  • Climate change denial
  • Polluted air (or more broadly, polluted air and water)
  • Rejects GMO foods

Social Policy

  • Abortion restrictions
  • Authoritarianism
  • Churches back into politics
  • Demagoguery
  • Police militarization (or more broadly, police brutality)
  • Propagandist
  • School shootings
  • Strip medical insurance

Anti-civil rights

  • Against fair trials (or more broadly, attacking the rule of law)
  • Easing lawsuits against the media for libel (or more broadly, attacking the media)
  • Eliminating birthright citizenship and equal protection under the law
  • Restricting civil liberties (especially voting restrictions)

Foreign policy and nationalism

  • China-hating
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Fascism
  • Jingoism
  • NATO-hating
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Putin/Russia-loving

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