Politics/Law/Government

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

November saw 146 unique examples of horrible behavior by Donald and his Administration, along with a marked increase in authoritarianism, anti-intellectualism, and social Darwinism over October.

Kathleen Hartnett White, Donald’s choice for White House environmental advisor, believes coal ended slavery and climate change is a myth (Image Credit: Texas Monthly)

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In November, instances of four categories increased significantly from October: anti-intellectualism, authoritarianism, social Darwinism, and economic ignorance.

The spike in anti-intellectualism was driven by multiple attacks on higher education (such as including tuition vouchers as income in the tax plans) and the nomination clearly unqualified individuals to federal offices. For example, Donald’s nominee to run NASA, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, does not have a scientific or engineering background, denies the reality of industrial climate disruption (aka global warming or climate change), and he purged his social media and web presence prior to his confirmation hearings. Similarly unqualified individuals have been nominated for the federal bench and to be the White House environmental advisor.

There were a total of 36 instances of authoritarianism in October. That increased by nearly double to 63 instances in November. Some examples include Donald’s tweets calling for the death penalty in the New York City truck attack, multiple calls to investigate Hillary Clinton yet again, Donald undercutting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, use of propaganda in a failed effort to influence the Virginia governor election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ call for an aggressive new federal marijuana policy, Donald’s support of accused pedophile Roy Moore, the Administration’s ending of an international anti-corruption effort, and almost daily attacks on the media as “fake news.”

Mick Mulvaney, who has called for ending the CFPB, has been nominated to head the agency. (Image Credit: ABCNews)

Social Darwinism – the widely discredited idea that the poor are poor because they’re dumber or weaker while the wealthy are successful because they are smarter, stronger, or more capable – spiked in November because of repeated attacks on the Affordable Care Act, multiple policies that make coal mining more dangerous, and continued attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Social Darwinism combined with widespread economic ignorance in the GOP tax plans, both of which were strongly and repeatedly supported by Donald and his Administration. Social Darwinism was present in attack on the individual healthcare mandate, the elimination of deductions for state and local taxes, the zygote personhood provisions, and the general “reverse-Robin Hood” nature of both the House and Senate plans. The overall “trickle-down” approach of the plans showed a complete ignorance of basic economics, because trickle-down economics has been tried repeatedly and it as never worked. It didn’t work for Reagan (Reagan and Bush both raised taxes), it didn’t work in Louisiana, it didn’t work in Colorado Springs (they raised taxes after public services were cut deeper than anyone wanted). And it failed so spectacularly in Kansas that when it came time to override Governor Brownback’s veto of new taxes, even Republicans joined Democrats and successfully overrode the veto.

Summary
In the month of November, 2017, I identified 146 unique instances that met one or more of my 51 categories (see below for a complete list). Between July 1 (when I started tracking unique instances of Donald and his Administration doing horrible things) and November 30, I’ve tracked a total of 570 examples of horrible behavior.

Date Link Categories
11/1/17 APNewsBreak: Gov’t won’t pursue talking car mandate social Darwinism
11/1/17 Trump suggests sending NYC terror suspect to Guantanamo prison fascism, dehumanizing the Other, immigrant-hating, Islamophobia, against fair trials, attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, restricting civil liberties, racism, xenophobia, crimes against humanity
11/1/17 The Diversity Visa Program Was Created to Help Irish Immigrants hypocrisy, lying, white male privilege, propagandist, authoritarianism, immigrant-hating
11/1/17 Trump Administration Targets Uranium Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon polluted water, nuclear proliferation, anti-environmentalism
11/1/17 Dems tear into Trump’s NASA nominee anti-intellectual, anti-science, climate change denial, hypocrisy
11/2/17 Trump: NYC Truck Attack Suspect Should Get Death Penalty authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, demagoguery
11/2/17 Rick Perry says fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault propaganda
11/2/17 Child Sex Offenders Will Now Be Identified on Their U.S. Passports hypocrisy, social Darwinism, equal protection under the law
11/2/17 Sessions says Trump administration won’t hesitate to use Guantanamo Bay authoritarianism, jingoism
11/2/17 Trump Wants to Save Big Coal With $11 Billion Annual Bailout failed businessman, no business ethics, polluted air, polluted water, authoritarianism,
11/3/17 I’m The Only One That Matters,’ Trump Says Of State Dept. Job Vacancies authoritarianism, narcissism
11/3/17 Trump pressures Justice Department to investigate ‘Crooked Hillary’ authoritarianism, propagandist, attacking the rule of law
11/3/17 Trump administration suggests possibility of disciplinary action against ACLU lawyers in abortion case abortion restrictions, immigrant-hating, racism, misogyny, attacking the rule of law, restricting civil liberties, white male privilege
11/3/17 Trump administration is blasted for pulling out of effort to fight corruption in the energy sector no business ethics, jingoism
11/3/17 EPA names industry, state officials to advisory boards anti-environmentalism, anti-science, anti-intellectual, climate change denial, polluted air, polluted water
11/3/17 Trump admin to fund $10 million teen pregnancy prevention effort anti-science, misogyny, social Darwinism
11/4/17 White House attacks legacies of both Bush presidents after reports they refused to vote for Trump narcissism, authoritarianism, belittling people, hypocrisy, lying, anti-intellectual
11/4/17 Trump administration to drop protections for Central Americans and Haitians: report immigrant-hating
11/5/17 U.S. commerce secretary invests in firm linked to Putin family and allies, reports say no business ethics, Putin/Russia-loving, authoritarianism
11/6/17 Trump Tells Japan It Can Protect Itself by Buying U.S. Arms jingoism, economic ignorance
11/6/17 GSA accused of omitting LGBT people from non-discrimination rules anti-gay marriage, homophobia, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism, dehumanizing the Other
11/6/17 Wilbur Ross outlines US terms for post-Brexit trade deal jingoism, authoritarianism, propagandist, demagoguery
11/7/17 Trump plays ‘crime’ card for Virginia GOP as bitter race for governor highlights political rifts authoritarianism, propagandist
11/7/17 Trump sent CIA chief to meet ex-NSA official who claims DNC hack was inside job: report authoritarianism, propagandist, demagoguery, anti-intellectual, anti-science, Putin/Russia-loving,
11/7/17 Trump administration opens door for states to impose Medicaid work requirements strip medical insurance, racism, social Darwinism
11/7/17 Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) no business ethics
11/7/17 Teachers won’t be able to deduct what they spend on their students’ supplies under tax bill anti-education, anti-intellectual
11/7/17 Trump now aiming to reverse an Obama-era rule on restaurant tips social Darwinism, failed businessman
11/8/17 Trump Administration Restricts Cuba Travel and Business Dealings jingoism, authoritarianism
11/8/17 State Department senior ranks being depleted at ‘dizzying speed’ authoritarianism, anti-intellectual
11/8/17 AT&T CEO: ‘No intention’ of selling CNN for DOJ approval of $85.4B Time Warner bid authoritarianism, attacking the media
11/8/17 Grad Students Are Freaking Out About the GOP Tax Plan. They Should Be anti-intellectual, anti-education, white male privilege
11/8/17 The Feds are investigating billionaire Carl Icahn’s role advising the Trump administration polluted air, no business ethics
11/8/17 Trump’s top environmental pick says she has ‘many questions’ about climate change anti-environmentalism, anti-intellectual, anti-science, climate change denial, polluted air, polluted water, racism, social Darwinism, lying, hypocrisy
11/9/17 White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say equal protection under the law, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families
11/9/17 In Beijing, Trump declines to hit President Xi Jinping on trade: ‘I don’t blame China’ jingoism, demagoguery, propaganda, lying, hypocrisy
11/9/17 Trump voter fraud commission sued by one of its own members, alleging Democrats are being kept in the dark voting restrictions, authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law
11/9/17 Gary Cohn: Trickle-down is good for the economy trickle-down economics, economic ignorance, anti-intellectual, lying
11/10/17 Mueller Probing Possible Deal Between Turks, Flynn During Presidential Transition authoritarianism, crimes against humanity, lying, attacking the rule of law
11/10/17 Trump believes Roy Moore will ‘step aside’ if allegations true, White House says rape, sexual assault, lying, misogyny, churches back into politics, authoritarianism, equal protection under the law, white male privilege
11/10/17 Trump administration terminates program that united thousands of families fleeing violence in Central America splitting up immigrant families, racism, immigrant-hating, authoritarianism
11/10/17 Trump Pitches ‘America First’ Trade Policy at Asia-Pacific Gathering attacking the rule of law, jingoism, narcissism, propagandist, authoritarianism, economic ignorance, China-hating
11/10/17 US embassy hires security firm of former Russian spy who worked with Putin Putin/Russia-loving
11/11/17 The 29 most eye-popping lines from Donald Trump’s press gaggle in Vietnam jingoism, narcissism, lying, hypocrisy, Putin/Russia-loving, China-hating, misogyny, belitting people
11/11/17 Federal Judicial Nominee Who Has Never Tried A Case Advanced By Senate Committee anti-intellectual, authoritarianism
11/11/17 Trump Administration Guiding Health Shoppers to Agents Paid by Insurers no business ethics, social Darwinism, strip medical insurance
11/11/17 Coal miners frustrated as Trump administration suspends health study hypocrisy, polluted water, polluted air, anti-science, anti-intellectual, social Darwinism, no business ethics,
11/11/17 State Department offers buyouts as critics charge Trump administration with destroying diplomatic corps jingoism, authoritarianism, anti-intellectual
11/11/17 Sally Yates: Trump ’embraces Putin yet again’ in ‘unpatriotic’ comments Putin/Russia-loving, anti-intellectual, authoritarianism, propagandist
11/12/17 The Trump Administration Is Choosing to Starve Poor People racism, social Darwinism
11/12/17 Tough-talking sheriffs raise their voices in Trump era fascism, equal protection under the law, racism, immigrant-hating, attacking the rule of law
11/12/17 Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs strip medical insurance, anti-science, social Darwinism
11/13/17 Trump Lauds ‘Great Relationship’ With Duterte in Manila authoritarianism, crimes against humanity, demagoguery, attacking the media, police brutality
11/13/17 Trump picks Alex Azar to lead the Health and Human Services Department authoritarianism, strip medical insurance, lying, hypocrisy, economic ignorance
11/13/17 First on CNN: Trump admin taking quiet steps on seizing border land, report says hypocrisy, restricting civil liberties
11/13/17 Sessions weighs second special counsel to probe Clinton-related matters authoritarianism, propagandist, misogyny, anti-intellectual, jingoism
11/13/17 Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign lying, Putin/Russia-loving, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism
11/13/17 White House coal pitch sparks climate outcry in Bonn polluted air, polluted water, climate change denial
11/13/17 Trump Administration Detaining DACA Recipient With Disability Immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, racism, white male privilege
11/14/17 Sessions says he ‘always told the truth’ in describing Russia contacts hypocrisy, attacking the rule of law
11/14/17 Trump says PH a ‘strategic location’ for any military posturing jingoism, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, demagoguery
11/14/17 Trump administration seeks to delay findings on pesticides anti-environmentalism, anti-science
11/15/17 President Trump Tweets About Wrong Mass Shooting After California Rampage mass shootings, belittling people, school shootings, white male privilege
11/15/17 The Trump administration rejected 4,000 “late” DACA renewals. Some were sitting in its mailbox at the deadline. immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, equal protection under the law, restricting civil liberties
11/15/17 Tone-deaf Mnuchins pose for money shot narcissism
11/15/17 House members oppose Trump administration auto trade rules proposal jingoism
11/15/17 The Trump Administration Has Yet to Approve a Single Student Debt Relief Claim anti-education, social Darwinism, attacking the rule of law
11/15/17 Trump administration deals a blow to international anti-corruption efforts authoritarianism, racism, social Darwinism, no business ethics, attacking the rule of law
11/15/17 Trump administration takes steps to delay Obama-era safety measures for mine workers social Darwinism, no business ethics, authoritarianism,
11/15/17 Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta backs Trump administration on overtime rule no business ethics, social Darwinism, anti-intellectual, anti-science, racism, white male privilege, equal protection under the law, lying, hypocrisy, propagandist
11/15/17 Surgeon general: Trump administration is not ‘against coverage’ strip medical insurance, racism, social Darwinism, misogyny, authoritarianism, propagandist, lying, hypocrisy
11/15/17 Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa anti-science, white male privilege
11/15/17 Here’s how a Trump judicial nominee really feels about laws protecting women against discrimination misogyny, equal protection under the law, abortion restrictions, authoritarianism, white male privilege
11/15/17 Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits no business ethics, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism
11/16/17 Senate tax bill cuts taxes of wealthy and hikes taxes on families earning under $75,000 over a decade social Darwinism, lower taxes on the rich, strip medical insurance, hypocrisy, lying, propagandist, anti-intellectual
11/16/17 Trump at Capitol for pep rally as tax bill nears House vote social Darwinism, hypocrisy, lying, authoritarianism, demagoguery, propagandist, trickle-down economics
11/16/17 Trump administration sued over wage gap pay rule authoritarianism, racism, misogyny, attacking the rule of law
11/16/17 Trump administration: Louisville’s new immigration rule could jeopardize federal money immigrant-hating, racism, authoritarianism,
11/16/17 Judiciary senators: Kushner was contacted about WikiLeaks, Russia ahead of election Putin/Russia-loving, authoritarianism, lying, attacking the rule of law
11/16/17 The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers attacking the media, no business ethics, authoritarianism, propagandist
11/16/17 Sanders: President believes Alabama voters alone should decide Senate race winner sexual assault, misogyny, white male privilege, churches back into politics, equal protection under the law
11/16/17 Homeland Security’s head of community outreach resigns over past controversial comments on black community, Islam racism, Islamophobia, white supremacy
11/17/17 The Fish and Wildlife Service said we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise. anti-science, hypocrisy, white male privilege
11/17/17 The Trump administration’s extreme vetting plan is being blasted as a ‘digital Muslim ban’ islamophobia, racism, immigrant-hating, anti-science, social Darwinism, propagandist
11/18/17 Tweet about Clinton misogyny, narcisism, propaganda, demagoguery
11/18/17 Trump administration updates demands as NAFTA talks continue jingoism, authoritarianism, not honoring contracts, hypocrisy, lying
11/18/17 Kushner Emerging As Central Figure In Russian Involvement With Trump Administration narcissism, lying, Putin/Russia-loving
11/19/17 Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’ narcissism, fascism
11/19/17 Trump swipes at Flake on Twitter, calling his career ‘toast’ narcicism, belittling people, demagoguery
11/20/17 Donald Trump criticizes Marshawn Lynch for anthem protest in Mexico restricting civil liberties, racism, authoritarianism, demagoguery, propagandist
11/20/17 Trump administration to send Haiti earthquake victims home in 2019 social Darwinism,
11/20/17 Watchdog says Homeland Security bottling up travel ban report fascism, attacking the rule of law
11/20/17 A civil rights ’emergency’: justice, clean air and water in the age of Trump authoritarianism, racism, social Darwinism, white supremacy, anti-environmentalism, polluted air and water
11/21/17 Palestinians Cut Donald Trump and Jared Kushner Contact After Closure of Washington Office Islamophobia, racism, attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism,
11/21/17 State Dept. officials accuse Tillerson of violating law: report authoritarianism, crimes against humanity, hypocrisy, lying, anti-intellectual
11/21/17 Justice Department sues to stop merger between AT&T and Time Warner attacking the media, attacking the rule of law, failed businessman, authoritarianism, lying, hypocrisy
11/21/17 Exclusive: U.S. agency to vote to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules – FCC chief equal protection under the law, authoritarianism, racism, no busniness ethics
11/21/17 Author of ‘Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America’ is Trump’s top pick for Census job: report authoritarianism, anti-intellectual, propagandist, voting restrictions
11/21/17 U.S. Threatens to Sue Harvard Over Admissions Policies equal protection under the law, racism, white male privilege, white supremacy
11/21/17 President Trump appears to back Roy Moore: ‘We don’t need a liberal’ in Alabama Senate seat white male privilege, misogyny, sexual assault, authoritarianism, belittling people
11/21/17 ‘I feel so good about myself doing this’: President Trump pardons his first turkey narcissism
11/21/17 The Degrading Ritual of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Pre-Thanksgiving Press Briefing belittling people, attacking the media
11/21/17 Trump Administration Turns Back on NorCal Fire Victims hypocrisy, authoritarianism
11/21/17 Trump administration dives into fish fight authoritarianism, anti-science
11/22/17 In transgender ruling, another judge finds Trump credibility gap hypocrisy, lying
11/22/17 Donald Trump’s LaVar Ball tweets cross a line — even for him narcissism, belittling people
11/22/17 Jared Kushner Urged Trump to Fire FBI Director James Comey, Reports Say attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, lying
11/22/17 Former ethics director: Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act with Roy Moore comments attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism
11/22/17 Trump Administration Doesn’t Care About Nazis: The U.S. Voted Against U.N. Resolution Condemning Nazism white supremacy, fascism, racism, anti-semitism, social Darwinism,
11/23/17 Trump touts economy, vows to build border wall in Thanksgiving tweets narcissism, lying, hypocrisy, propagandist, demagoguery, racism, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, white supremacy, attacking the rule of law, economic ignorance, jingoism
11/24/17 Trump tells Turkish president U.S. will stop arming Kurds in Syria authoritarianism
11/24/17 Trump taps Mulvaney to head CFPB, sparking confusion over agency’s leadership no business ethics, hypocrisy, social Darwinism, racism, equal protection under the law
11/24/17 The Trump administration is taking on drug prices — but not drug companies strip medical insurance, social darwinism, economic ignorance, propagandist, demagoguery
11/25/17 Trump Says He Passed On Being ‘Person Of The Year.’ ‘Time’ Says He’s ‘Incorrect’ narcissism
11/25/17 State Department wracked by departures under Trump: report racism, immigrant-hating, white supremacy, xenophobia, fascism
11/25/17 Trump derides CNN days after administration moves to block media merger attacking the media, propagandist, demagoguery, lying, jingoism
11/25/17 Why Trump Stands by Roy Moore, Even as It Fractures His Party adultery, hypocrisy, lying, rape, sexual assault, misogyny, white male privilege, propagandist, authoritarianism
11/27/17 A Migrant Teen Got the Abortion She Sought. But the Trump Administration Is Still Fighting. attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, fascism, immigrant-hating, misogyny, racism, white male privilege, restricting civil liberties, abortion restrictions
11/27/17 Trump: Media should compete for ‘FAKE NEWS TROPHY’ attacking the media, authoritarianism
11/27/17 At a Navajo veterans’ event, Trump makes ‘Pocahontas’ crack racism, misogyny, belittling people
11/27/17 Trump’s pick for consumer watchdog bureau orders freeze on hiring and rule-making no business ethics, hypocrisy, authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, racism, white male privilege, social darwinism
11/27/17 Israel, Trump administration ‘working feverishly’ to block UN settlements database Islamophobia, authoritarianism
11/27/17 White House Weighs Personal Mobile Phone Ban for Staff authoritarianism, hypocrisy
11/27/17 Trump Donated To Project Veritas authoritarianism, propagandist, attacking the media, hypocrisy, lying, narcissism, misogyny, racism, white supremacy, white male privilege
11/27/17 CBO: Senate tax plan would increase deficit by $1.4T over 10 years trickle-down economics, economic ignorance, social darwinism, strip medical insurance, racism
11/27/17 White House’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders says ‘Pocahontas’ is not a racial slur racism, lying
11/28/17 The Trump Administration Wants to Track the Facebook Feeds of Foreign Visitors Islamophobia, racism, immigrant-hating, authoritarianism, propagandist
11/28/17 Tax bills raise concerns for older Tennesseans, Medicare funding and all claiming medical deductions trickle-down economics, social darwinism, strip medical insurance
11/28/17 Ivanka Trump lobbies for women in India, draws heat back home hypocrisy, lying
11/28/17 Trump’s FCC chairman accuses Twitter of silencing conservatives equal protection under the law, attacking the media, authoritarianism, anti-semitism, racism, hypocrisy, economic ignorance, propaganda
11/28/17 Lindsey Graham: ‘You’ve got to understand why most Republicans don’t trust CNN’ attacking the media, anti-intellectual, narcissism, propagandist
11/28/17 Trump administration approves Arctic Ocean oil exploration anti-environmentalism, polluted water, anti-science
11/28/17 Trump Administration Pursues Antidumping Case Against China China-hating, economic ignorance
11/28/17 Trump administration sued after reviving Cadiz water project anti-environmentalism, anti-science, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism
11/28/17 Tillerson hits back at critics NATO-hating, authoritarianism, demagoguery, lying, narcissism, anti-intellectual
11/29/17 President Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos posted by a British nationalist convicted of aggravated harassment propagandist, fascism, islamophobia, racism, immigrant-hating,
11/29/17 Donald Trump still peddling debunked conspiracy theories ‘in closed-doors conversations’ lying, narcissism, propagandist, demagoguery
11/29/17 Trump revives unfounded conspiracy theory suggesting MSNBC host Joe Scarborough killed an intern lying, attacking the media, propagandist
11/29/17 Sessions Hints at Shift in Federal Marijuana Enforcement authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law
11/29/17 White House defends anti-Muslim Pres. Trump tweets, says it doesn’t matter if videos are real Islamophobia, fascism, propaganda, lying, anti-intellectual
11/29/17 7 Ways the Republican Tax Plan Is Horrible for Young People social darwinism, racism, white male privilege, white supremacy, lying, anti-education, anti-intellectual, misogyny
11/29/17 Trump administration halts school lunch salt reduction anti-science, racism, social darwinism
11/30/17 Donald Trump blasted Theresa May on Twitter. Unfortunately, he got the wrong woman. narcissism, authoritarianism, jingoism, white male privilege
11/30/17 White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks authoritarianism, narcissism, anti-intellectual, climate change denial, anti-science, jingoism
11/30/17 Here’s who would be the winners and losers under the latest Senate Republican tax bill hypocrisy, lying, social darwinism, white male privilege, white supremacy, no business ethics
11/30/17 Trump Administration Is Illegally Denying Unnamed U.S. ISIS Suspect Access To Lawyers: ACLU attacking the rule of law, fascism, lying,

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 (now also including transphobia)
  • 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 (or more broadly, ignorance about how the economy actually works)
  • 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

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