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

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

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In October, Donald’s EPA director, Scott Pruitt, turned the EPA into an agency dedicated to the destruction of the environment and of public health. The Administration gave churches a blank check to preach politics from the pulpit. Donald continued issuing threats against North Korea and the media, all while ignoring Puerto Rico’s ongoing problems recovering from Hurricane Maria.

Donald increased the number and vehemence of his attacks on immigrants. He reneged on an agreement with Democrats to provide a way for Dreamers to stay in the US legally. He increased the number of private prisons along the southern border in order to hold more undocumented immigrants prior to deportation. He demanded that immigrants “assimilate” or not even bother applying to come to the US. He started requiring all H1B visa holders be rechecked annually, adding a huge administrative burden to the State Department – while simultaneously cutting resources for the State Department to perform these checks.

And worst of all, Donald’s Administration refused to allow a 17-year old minor get an abortion even though she was fleeing abusive parents in her home country, and the Border Patrol arrested an undocumented girl with cerebral palsy, removing her from the hospital shortly after surgery and separated her from her parents.

As bad as September and August were (Puerto Rico and Charlottesville, respectively), October was worse.

In the month of September, 2017, I identified 138 unique items that met one or more of my 51 categories (see below for a complete list). Since I started tracking these things in July I’ve counted a total of 424 unique items.

Date Link Categories
10/1/17 Trump sent 18 tweets on Puerto Rico on Saturday. And made things a whole lot worse white supremacy, xenophobia, authoritarianism, propagandist, narcissism, lying, racism
10/1/17 Trump dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims narcissism, social Darwinism, white male privilege, propagandist, demagoguery
10/2/17 Trump closes WH event to highlight deregulation attacking the media, authoritarianism, hypocrisy
10/2/17 Trump undermines the Trump administration on North Korea authoritarianism, narcissism, nuclear proliferation
10/2/17 States Take on Student Debt Abuses as the Trump Administration Defaults anti-education, no business ethics, anti-intellectual
10/2/17 President Trump Meets Thailand’s Military Ruler, an Autocrat Shunned by the Obama Administration authoritarianism, jingoism
10/2/17 White House: Now is not the time to talk about gun control. But ‘if you look to Chicago …’ mass shootings, propagandist, racism, social Darwinism, hypocrisy, lying
10/2/17 Hundreds of White House emails sent to third Kushner family account hypocrisy
10/2/17 Ajit Pai gets new term on FCC despite protest of anti-net neutrality plan social Darwinism, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism
10/2/17 Trump administration backs 20-week abortion ban Abortion restrictions, misogyny, white male privilege, churches back into politics, hypocrisy
10/3/17 Trump’s Pick for EPA Safety Chief Argued Kids Are Less Sensitive to Toxins anti-science, anti-environmentalism, polluted air, polluted warter
10/3/17 On way to Puerto Rico, Trump gives his administration an ‘A+’ for Florida hurricane response narcissism, jingoism, propaganda, misogyny
10/3/17 The Energy 202: Rick Perry manages to unite oil, gas, wind and solar — against him attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism
10/3/17 Trump focuses on optics in Puerto Rico visit propagandist, narcissism, hypocrisy, lying, racism, social Darwinism, white male privilege, white supremacy, fascism
10/3/17 Pence’s chief of staff floats ‘purge’ of anti-Trump Republicans to wealthy donors restricting civil liberties, voting restrictions, white male privilege, lower taxes on the rich
10/3/17 Gun control is ‘compromising our freedoms’: what the White House told allies to say in the wake of Las Vegas massacre mass shootings, lying, hypocrisy, anti-science, social Darwinism, racism
10/3/17 Nikki Haley issued warning over political tweet violating Hatch Act equal protection under the law, authoritarianism
10/3/17 Calendar of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chief: Dine with execs, fly home for down time anti-environmentalism, polluted air, climate change denial, attacking the media, hypocrisy, no business ethics, anti-science
10/4/17 US votes against UN resolution condemning the death penalty for gay sex – joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia equal protection under the law, homophobia, hypocrisy
10/4/17 Presidential tweets about “Fake News Media” attacking the media
10/4/17 Trump administration backpedals on citizenship for ‘Dreamers’ immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, racism
10/5/17 Trump said he wants to bail out Puerto Rico. His budget head says he didn’t mean it. hypocrisy, not honoring contracts, lying, propagandist
10/5/17 Conway: Obama’s ATF decided not to regulate bump stocks hypocrisy, propaganda, demagoguery, racism, misogyny
10/5/17 Trump pushes for Senate intel panel probe of ‘Fake News Networks’ in U.S. attacking the media, propagandist, demagoguery, fascism, Putin/Russia-loving
10/5/17 The Department of Justice Takes a Stand Against Transgender Rights in the Workplace homophobia, misogyny, anti-gay marriage
10/5/17 48 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump anti-environmentalism, anti-science, climate change denial, polluted air, polluted water, racism, attacking the rule of law, propagandist, no business ethics
10/5/17 Trump Nominates a Coal Lobbyist to Be No. 2 at E.P.A. anti-environmentalism, climate change denial, no business ethics, China-hating, propagandist, anti-science, polluted air, polluted water
10/5/17 Trump’s Interior chief ‘hopping around from campaign event to campaign event’ hypocrisy, whilte male privilege
10/6/17 Trump meets military leaders, mentions ‘calm before the storm’ demagoguery, jingoism
10/6/17 Top WH aide’s DACA demands threaten to scuttle legislative fix immigrant-hating, racism, white supremacy, splitting up immigrant families, dehumanizing Other
10/6/17 Trump administration scales back Obamacare birth control mandate, claims end to ‘attacks on religious liberty’ Misogyny, racism, white male privilege, lying, churches back into politics, hypocrisy, fascism
10/6/17 Sessions issues religious liberty guidance to federal agencies hypocrisy, lying, churches back into politics, fascism, homophobia, misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, abortion restrictions, strip medical insurance
10/6/17 Unsealed documents show Kobach urged Trump to change federal voting law voting restrictions, equal protection under the law, lying, racism, xenophobia, white supremacy, immigrant-hating, propagandist, fascism
10/6/17 Trump’s administration deleted data on Puerto Rico’s crisis from FEMA’s website narcissism, hypocrisy, racism, propagandist
10/6/17 Trump Administration Calls for Scrapping CEO Pay Rule no business ethics, hypocrisy, narcissism, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism,
10/7/17 Trump Says ‘Only One Thing Will Work’ With North Korea jingoism, nuclear proliferation, demagoguery
10/8/17 Corker calls White House ‘an adult day care center’ in response to Trump’s latest Twitter tirade narcissism, propagandist, lying, authoritarianism
10/8/17 Pence walks out of Colts game due to kneeling players hypocrisy, narcissism, jingoism, authoritarianism, racism, white male privilege
10/8/17 White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any ‘Dreamers’ Deal immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, racism, jingoism, propagandist, fascism, lying, hypocrisy, narcissism, jingoism, crimes against humanity
10/9/17 Trump says he was “having fun” in Puerto Rico narcissism, propagandist, demagoguery, authoritarianism, hypocrisy
10/9/17 Trump’s Statement About Columbus Day Makes No Mention of Native Americans racism, white supremacy
10/9/17 Trump EPA will start rolling back Clean Power Plan on Tuesday, Scott Pruitt says anti-environmentalism, climate change denial
10/9/17 Trump Administration Threatening Actions That Would Delay Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup, Local Officials Say polluted water, anti-enviornmentalism, not honoring contracts
10/10/17 A brief history of Trump challenging people to IQ tests narcissism, belittling people
10/10/17 Trump administration questions birth control’s health benefits misogyny, anti-science
10/10/17 Trump says he doesn’t ‘believe in undercutting people’ when asked about challenging Tillerson to an IQ test hypocrisy, propaganda
10/10/17 Court can’t suspend Keystone XL pipeline decision, Trump administration says attacking the rule of law, fascism
10/10/17 Trump’s Puerto Rico video tells positive story but leaves a lot on cutting-room floor propagandist, lying, hypocrisy, jingoism
10/10/17 Many Cabinet Positions Remain Open In Trump Administration authoritarianism
10/10/17 Trump’s Interior Head: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, American Indians Will Complain Next white supremacy, racism, propagandist
10/11/17 Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military nuclear proliferation, jingoism
10/11/17 Trump suggests challenging NBC’s broadcast license attacking the media, narcisism, demagoguery, authoritarianism
10/11/17 Trump administration accused of dragging its feet on new Russia sanctions attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, Putin/Russia-loving
10/11/17 Trump Administration Gave 500,000 Fugitives the Right to Buy Guns hypocrisy
10/11/17 Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’ easier to sue media for libel, attacking the media, authoritarianism, propagandist, demagoguery, lying, narcissism, hypocrisy
10/12/17 U.S. withdraws from UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural organization, citing anti-Israel bias jingoism, xenophobia, authoritarianism
10/12/17 DOJ gives last chance warning to NYC for sanctuary city policies immigrant-hating, social Darwinism, racism, authoritarianism
10/12/17 Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order strip medical insurance, abortion restrictions, misogyny, hypocrisy, lying
10/12/17 Trump taps AccuWeather CEO to head NOAA, breaking with precedent of nominating scientists anti-science, no business ethics
10/12/17 The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out immigrant-hating, dehumanizing Other, xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia, fascism
10/12/17 Trump administration is making it even harder to sign up for Obamacare strip medical insurance
10/12/17 The Trump admin just introduced a 5-year ‘sunset clause’ into NAFTA talks. The ‘poison pill’ is loathed by Canada and Mexico jingoism, authoritarianism
10/12/17 Trump’s HHS defines life as beginning at conception abortion restrictions, anti-science, anti-intellectual, strip medical insurance
10/13/17 Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces strip medical insurance, racism, misogyny, white male privilege, attacking the rule of law, lying
10/13/17 Trump taps climate skeptic for top White House environmental post climate change denial, anti-environmentalism, anti-science, anti-intellectual, authoritarianism
10/13/17 Trump gets hero’s welcome at Christian summit hypocrisy, aboriton restrictions, churches back into politics, lying, narcissism, anti-gay marriage
10/13/17 Trump says he spoke to Virgin Islands’ ‘president’ — which is him anti-intellectual
10/13/17 Trump says Iran violating nuclear agreement, threatens to pull out of deal nuclear proliferation, jingoism, Islamophobia, NATO-hating, demagoguery, authoritarianism
10/13/17 The Trump Administration Just Released Jeff Sessions’ Legal Reasoning For Ending Obamacare Subsidies strip medical insurance, attacking the rule of law, hypocrisy
10/14/17 Donald Trump’s administration is quietly reducing support for prisoner rehabilitation programmes authoritarianism, racism
10/14/17 Trump administration rejects World Bank capital increase racism, not honoring contracts, demagoguery, propagandist, jingoism
10/15/17 Trump Administration Accused of Aiding Iranian Militias in Syria propagandist, hypocrisy, jingoism
10/15/17 Kelly tries to get empty administration jobs filled fast authoritarianism
10/16/17 The average American family will get $4,000 from tax cuts, Trump team claims propagandist, lying, failed businessman, trickle-down economics
10/16/17 Trump finally comments on Green Beret deaths, knocks Obama hypocrisy, lying
10/16/17 Trump: Administration will look ‘very strongly’ at welfare reform strip medical insurance
10/16/17 Trump says military should not have to help with food, water distribution in Puerto Rico demagoguery, racism, propagandist, anti-intellectual
10/16/17 Controversial Cadiz water pipeline gets OK from federal government anti-environmentalism, authoritarianism
10/17/17 Trump Administration Sets Out to ‘Fix’ Asylum System immigrant-hating, racism, against fair trials, authoritarianism, jingoism
10/17/17 Trump: Ask Kelly whether Obama called after his son was killed in action narcissism, hypocrisy, lying, authoritarianism, propagandist
10/17/17 Trump plans massive increase in federal immigration jails immigrant-hating, racism, splitting up immigrant families, attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, hypocrisy
10/17/17 Scott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agency anti-science, hypocrisy
10/18/17 Fallen soldier’s mother: ‘Trump did disrespect my son’ lying, hypocrisy
10/18/17 The Trump Administration Is Preventing A 17-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant From Having An Abortion abortion restrictions, racism, equal protection under the law, restricting civil liberties
10/18/17 Trump used the phrase ‘my generals,’ and the military community isn’t happy authoritarianism, narcissism
10/19/17 Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties attacking the rule of law, fascism, propagandist
10/19/17 Appeals court to review judge’s order allowing abortion for undocumented teen immigrant abortion restrictions, equal protection under the law, immigrant-hating
10/19/17 Trump gives his administration “10” out of 10 on Puerto Rico propagandist, narcissism, lying, anti-intellectual, racism
10/19/17 Trump: Obama-era uranium deal is ‘real Russia story’ propagandist, narcissism
10/19/17 The Trump Administration Is Using Hurricane Maria as an Excuse to Subsidize the Coal Industry hypocrisy, lying
10/19/17 CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference propagandist, lying, Putin/Russia-loving
10/19/17 Trump reprises campaign allegations about 2010 uranium deal lying, propagandist, authoritarianism, demagoguery
10/20/17 The U.K. agency that compiled the data in Trump’s terrorism tweet disagrees with his assessment lying, Islamophobia, immigrant-hating, xenophobia, propagandist
10/20/17 White House press secretary: It’s ‘highly inappropriate’ to question a 4-star Marine general authoritarianism, jingoism
10/20/17 Trump Administration Tells Justice Dan Willett To Shut Down His Twitter, Ignoring The President’s Tweets authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, restricting civil liberties, hypocrisy
10/20/17 Trump Administration Rescinds Special Ed Guidance anti-education, social Darwinism, mocking the disabled
10/21/17 Donald Trump Is Rush-Shipping Condolences to Military Families narcissism, hypocrisy, lying
10/21/17 Trump rails against Russia investigation and Russian Facebook ads in Saturday tweetstorm Putin/Russia-loving, attacking the media
10/23/17 Trump disputes military widow’s account of condolence call lying, narcissim
10/23/17 Furor erupts over EPA decision to pull climate scientists from panel discussion anti-science, climate change denial
10/23/17 Treasury Department sides with Wall Street, against federal consumer watchdog agency on arbitration rule against fair trials, equal protection under the law, social Darwinism, racism, no business ethics, not honoring contracts
10/23/17 The Trump Administration Just Settled More Than A Dozen Lawsuits Over Obama’s Contraception Mandate strip medical insurance, churches back into politics, misogyny, equal protection under the law
10/23/17 Trump’s environmental chief to increase security detail spending to $2m after unprecedented death threats anti-environmentalism, authoritarianism
10/24/17 Trump’s inaction on climate change carries a big price tag, federal report finds climate change denial, anti-science
10/24/17 No-name firm with Zinke ties lands $300M Puerto Rico power contract no business ethics, authoritarianism
10/24/17 Trump administration to lease 77 million acres in Gulf of Mexico anti-environmentalism, climate change denial, anti-science
10/24/17 Trump officials quash litigation rule for farms attacking the rule of law, no business ethics
10/24/17 Visa reviews ordered for those already living and working in the U.S. attacking the rule of law, xenophobia, immigrant-hating
10/24/17 Trump administration implements new restrictions on refugee program as ban comes to an end immigrant-hating, xenophobia, propagandist
10/25/17 Scott Brown, U.S. Envoy to New Zealand, Faced Inquiry for Remarks to Women white male privilege
10/25/17 With business booming again under Trump, private prison company gathers at president’s resort no business ethics, hypocrisy, fascism
10/26/17 Trump administration throws weight behind keeping Arizona coal plant open failed businessman, climate change denial
10/26/17 Trump administration taps coal consultant for mining oversight role no business ethics, climate change denial, polluted water
10/26/17 Mike Pence Promises to Defend Christians in the Middle East restricting civil liberties, demagoguery, hypocrisy, racism
10/26/17 Jeff Sessions talks about preserving “constitutional heritage,” slams “overreaching” courts attacking the rule of law, fascism, propagandist
10/26/17 Tweet about Virginia gov. race white supremacy, racism, police militarization, trickle-down economics, lying, demagoguery, propagandist
10/26/17 State Department Scraps Sanctions Office attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism
10/27/17 Trump blasts ‘wacky & totally unhinged’ Tom Steyer after impeachment ad campaign belittling people, narcissism
10/27/17 Whitefish Energy contract bars government from auditing deal hypocrisy, no business ethics
10/27/17 Conway confirms Trump wanted FBI informant’s gag order lifted hypocrisy, authoritarianism, propagandist, attacking the rule of law
10/29/17 As Russia case unfolds, Trump and Republicans go to battle with Clinton and Democrats hypocrisy, lying, propaganda, attacking the rule of law
10/29/17 Pruitt: Obama regulations were ‘war’ on business anti-environmentalism, anti-science, polluted air, polluted water, climate change denial, hypocrisy, lying
10/29/17 Trump administration stalled on whether to arm Ukraine Putin/Russia-loving
10/29/17 Trump administration does not want limits on war authorization authoritarianism, Islamophobia, jingoism
10/30/17 Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel lying, Putin/Russia-loving, hypocrisy, narcissism, authoritarianism
10/30/17 Trump’s ‘traitor’ remarks about Bowe Bergdahl may lessen the soldier’s punishment, judge says against fair trials, jingoism, fascism
10/30/17 Trump Administration cuts to halfway houses affects Oriana House, Akron man granted clemency by Obama racism, social Darwinism, restricting civil liberties
10/30/17 Investigators Probe Kushner Company Over Allegations of Vermin-Infested Properties and Aggressive Debt Collection no business ethics
10/30/17 Husband’s donations cloud Betsy DeVos’ pledge no business ethics, lying, hypocrisy
10/30/17 Obamacare prices: Trump administration touts bad news on cost, buries good news about affordability hypocrisy, strip medical insurance, propagandist
10/30/17 Trump Administration Uses Catch-22 to Bar U.S. Citizen Held by Military From Lawyers fascism, against fair trials, equal protection under the law, crimes against humanity
10/31/17 Kelly: ‘Lack of an ability to compromise’ led to Civil War lying, hypocrisy, anti-intellectual, racism, white supremacy, anti-education
10/31/17 Trump and allies dismiss Papadopoulos as the ‘coffee boy’ belittling people, hypocrisy, narcissism, attacking the rule of law
10/31/17 Donald Trump Jr. Offers Hillary Clinton Mask of His Dad so She Can Be President For Halloween belittling people, demagoguery
10/31/17 Scott Pruitt bars EPA grant recipients from serving on advisory boards anti-science, anti-intellectual, anti-environmentalism, polluted air, polluted water, climate change denial, equal protection under the law
10/31/17 Trade board urges tariffs, quotas on solar imports hypocrisy, anti-environmentalism, failed businessman
10/31/17 Govt. scientist blocked from talking about climate and fire anti-environmentalism, climate change denial, anti-science, authoritarianism
10/31/17 ACLU Sues Trump Administration, Seeks Release Of Undocumented Girl With Cerebral Palsy immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, social Darwinism

Never forget – the country knew Donald was a horrible human being before the 2016 election. Don’t let anyone else forget it either.

Horrible categories

Personal morality

  • Adultery
  • Hypocrisy
  • Lying
  • Mocking the disabled (or, more broadly, belittling people)
  • 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 (or more broadly, mass 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