Politics/Law/Government

Horrible things said and done by Donald and his Administration – January 2018

January 2018 saw 155 examples of horrible behavior, with the biggest increases coming in the categories of belittling and mocking people and immigrant-hating, with smaller increases in authoritarianism, propaganda, and attacking equal protection under the law.

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After a lull in December, January again saw an increase and new record number of loathsome deeds and awful language by Donald, members of his Administration, and his key supporters (like VIPs in the Republican Party). January saw a marked increase in propaganda, authoritarianism, belittling or mocking people, immigrant-hating, and threats against the equal treatment of everyone before the law.

Of the 155 instances of horrible behavior, 45 (29.0% of the total) included one or more uses of propaganda. For example, Donald claimed that his Administration had “raised the bar” on airline safety even though there have been no fatal passenger airline crashes since 2009. Donald’s Administration also released a memo that claimed most incidents of international terrorism were caused by immigrants, but at the same time totally ignored that the bulk of terrorist attacks in the US are actually domestic terrorism performed by US citizens. And finally, two members of Donald’s opioid commission (created to address the opioid addiction and overdose issue in the US) called their own commission “a sham.”

For the first time, over half of all the instances of monstrous behavior by Donald and his Administration involved authoritarianism – 83 instances out of 155 total (53.5%). The previous high was in November, which had 20 fewer instances. Some of the most egregious examples were how Donald’s nominee to take over Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) called for arresting the mayors of sanctuary cities and charging them as accessories to any crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in their cities. Donald shut down his voting fraud panel rather provide documents to one of the panel’s Democratic members and argued before a federal court that, since the panel was no longer functioning, the Administration didn’t have to provide the documents. Finally, Donald ignored federal law and allowed two Russian spymasters to enter the US even though they have been legally banned from US territory.

December saw the largest number of instances of Donald belittling or mocking someone since I started tracking in July, 2017 – 18 instances. Donald likes attaching nicknames to his political opponents as a way to belittle them, such as calling Senator Richard Durban (D-Illinois) “Dicky Durban” and Senator Diane Feinstein (D-California) “sneaky Feinstein” in tweets. But in January, Donald’s most significant attempt to mock and belittle people was his so-called “Fake News Awards.” Fact-checkers overwhelmingly found that his “awards” were for mistakes that were corrected rapidly by the media organizations and journalists, a fact that demonstrated their own ethics as compared to Donald’s lack thereof.

January saw a huge increase in immigrant-hating by Donald and his Administration, rising from 18 instances in December to 33 in January. As a percentage, the increase went from 13% in December to 21.3% in January. Donald’s Administration continued to attack the civil liberties of undocumented, underage girls by denying yet another girl access to an abortion. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that no “good nation” should allow illiterate immigrants into their country because they supposedly “have no skills.” And the Administration recommended changes to the H-1B visa program that would result in immigrant high tech workers being deported rather than having their visas extended while the workers are waiting for legal permanent residency (aka their “green card”).

On US ideal is that our laws treat everyone equally. We made strides in this area under former President Obama that Donald seems intent on reversing. January saw the highest number of attacks on this ideal to date – 25. This continues a four-month trend of increasing attacks on equal protection before the law that started in October. For example, the Administration weakened penalties for nursing homes that neglect their residents (something that often results in serious injury or death). The Department of Justice has increased its pursuit of the death penalty, a sentence that is given to minority criminals at a rate out of proportion with their crimes. Donald created a new Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom in the Department of Health and Human Services civil rights office with the stated goal of allowing religious discrimination against patients. And in what might be the most glaring case in January, one fraternal twin of a married gay couple was ruled a US citizen while the other twin was ruled an undocumented immigrant by ICE.

Summary
In the month of January, 2018, I identified 156 unique items that met one or more of my 51 categories (see below for a complete list).

Date Link Categories
1/1/18 Trump rips Pakistan in first tweet of 2018 jingoism, Islamophobia, authoritarianism, propagandist
1/1/18 100 days After Hurricane Maria, about half of Puerto Rico has power racism, social Darwinism, white male privilege
1/2/18 Trump urges Justice Department to ‘act’ on Comey, suggests Huma Abedin should face jail time attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, demagoguery, propaganda, belittling people, misogyny
1/2/18 H-1B visa rules: Trump admin considers tweak that may lead to mass deportation of Indians immigrant-hating, racism, social Darwinism, splitting up immigrant families, xenophobia
1/2/18 Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan jingoism, propaganda, authoritarianism
1/2/18 Social media users mock Trump for taking credit for air-travel safety record narcissism, lying, propaganda
1/2/18 Trump warns North Korea: My nuclear button is ‘bigger & more powerful’ belittling people, narcissim, demagoguery, nuclear proliferation
1/2/18 Trump threatens stop to Palestinian aid over Jerusalem row Islamophobia, hypocrisy, demagoguery, propagandist, lying, authoritarianism,
1/2/18 The White House says playing golf helps Trump be a better president lying, hypocrisy
1/2/18 Trump ICE pick: Politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, immigrant-hating, racism, race baiting
1/2/18 White House: Trump has ‘raised the bar for our nation’s aviation safety’ lying, narcissism, propagandist
1/2/18 Trump administration says Poliquin’s bill on Iran is unconstitutional authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law
1/2/18 With Oceans Under Greatest Threat Ever, Trump Administration Urges Even Less Protection for Marine Life authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, anti-environmentalism
1/3/18 Trump administration eases penalties against negligent nursing homes social Darwinism, equal protection under the law, belittling people, lying
1/3/18 Trump Administration Could Expand Drug Testing For Unemployment After Repealing Obama-Era Rule social Darwinism
1/3/18 Eric Trump insinuates Ellen DeGeneres is part of the ‘Deep State’ propaganda
1/3/18 Trump: Bannon has ‘lost his mind’ belittling people, narcissim, authoritarianism, hypocrisy, lying
1/3/18 Trump administration asks judge to toss Chicago lawsuit authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, immigrant-hating, racism, social Darwinism
1/3/18 Paul Manafort sues DOJ and Robert Mueller, seeks to limit special counsel authority lying, Putin/Russia-loving, attacking the rule of law
1/4/18 Trump continues to push, without evidence, that ‘many people are voting illegally’ voting restrictions, authoritarianism, propaganda, lying, narcissism
1/4/18 Trump dissolves voter fraud commission; adviser says it went ‘off the rails’ voting restrictions, fascism
1/4/18 White House barring employees from using personal cell phones at work authoritarianism
1/4/18 Sessions announces end to policy that allowed legal pot to flourish authoritarianism, equal protection under the law, attacking the rule of law, hypocrisy
1/4/18 Hillary Clinton’s Emails To Be Investigated Again Soon After Trump’s Tweets, Report Says misogyny, white male privilege, demagoguery
1/4/18 Trump Seeks to Open Most U.S. Coastal Waters to New Drilling authoritarianism, anti-environmentalism, climate change denial, polluted water, economic ignorance, anti-science, demagoguery
1/4/18 White House unloads on new book about Trump administration authoritarianism, attacking the media, hypocrisy, belittling people, white male privilege, no business ethics, lying, narcissism, propagandist, demagoguery
1/4/18 Trump administration proposes end run around Obamacare rules strip medical insurance, social Darwinism, authoritarianism
1/4/18 Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule racism, white male privilege, equal protection under the law
1/5/18 The Feds Could Block New York and California’s Plans to Circumvent Tax Law’s $10,000 Deduction Cap authoritarianism, trickle-down economics, economic ignorance, propaganda
1/5/18 Trump tweet about “fake collussion” of Clinton with FBI/Russia attacking the media, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, belittling people, demagoguery, propagandist, lying, narcissism, misogyny
1/5/18 We’re seeing institutions start to waver as constraints to Trump’s impulses lying, narcissim, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, anti-intellectual, hypocrisy, demagoguery, propaganda
1/6/18 Trump says he’s a ‘very stable genius’ amid questions over his mental fitness narcissism, attacking the media, belittling people, misogyny, demagoguery, authoritarianism
1/6/18 Trump defends handling of Russia probe: ‘Everything I’ve done has been 100 percent proper’ authoritarianism, lying, narcissism, attacking the media, attacking the rule of law
1/6/18 Trump Administration To Fight Order To Give Documents To Democratic Voter Fraud Commissioner authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, voting restrictions
1/7/18 CIA director defends Trump’s mental abilities authoritarianism, propagandist, narcissism
1/7/18 Trump delays ‘fake news’ awards attacking the media, narcissism, lying, demagoguery
1/7/18 Mixed signals on infrastructure plan emerge from Trump retreat anti-intellectual, economic ignorance
1/8/18 Trump to order 200,000 Salvadorans to leave U.S. immigrant-hating, racism, splitting up immigrant families
1/8/18 Graham: I no longer think Trump is a ‘race-baiting religious bigot’ lying, racism, xenophobia, propagandist
1/8/18 Trump at Farm Bureau: You are so lucky I gave you the ‘privilege’ of voting for me narcissism
1/8/18 Trump Plants Seeds Of Rural Revival With Friendly Farm Audience trickle-down economics, economic ignorance, hypocrisy, propagandist, demagoguery, anti-environmentalism, polluted air, polluted water, immigrant-hating
1/8/18 Top Trump adviser Stephen Miller “escorted” off set, CNN says attacking the media, authoritarianism
1/8/18 Trump administration forges ahead with building ‘Road to Nowhere’ through Alaska wildlife refuge anti-environmentalism, polluted water, anti-science, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism, lying, no business ethics
1/8/18 Puzder resurfaces in Trump’s White House in spite of #MeToo movement misogyny, hypocrisy, white male privilege, authoritarianism, sexual assault
1/8/18 The Trump administration just changed its overtime guidance — and business cheers no business ethics
1/8/18 Donald Trump Renominates Environmental Pick Democrats Called ‘Extreme’ And ‘Embarrassing’ anti-environmentalism, anti-science, climate change denial, polluted air & water, authoritarianism
1/8/18 Donald Trump Renominates Court Picks Rated ‘Not Qualified’ To Serve attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism, anti-intellectual, homophobia, anti-gay marriage, racism, white supremacy, abortion restrictions, Islamophobia, immigrant-hating
1/9/18 Arpaio announces Arizona Senate bid immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, police militarization, authoritarianism, racism, social Darwinism, dehumanizing the Other
1/9/18 White House confirms Trump to attend Davos gathering, synonymous with wealth and power jingoism, narcissism
1/9/18 In extraordinary public negotiation with Congress, Trump promises to sign DACA bill hypocrisy, racism, authoritarianism, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families
1/9/18 Sessions ramps up use of death penalty at DOJ equal protection under the law, racism, social Darwinism
1/9/18 Trump lawyer sues BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS for defamation over dossier attacking the media
1/9/18 In swift reversal, Trump admin says no new oil drilling off Florida coast hypocrisy, authoritarianism
1/10/18 Trump Says ‘Sneaky’ Feinstein Testimony Release May Have Been Illegal belittling people, demagoguery, propagandist
1/10/18 Stung by Wolff Book, Trump Calls for Stronger U.S. Libel Laws narcissism, authoritarianism, easier to sue media for libel
1/10/18 Trump’s Administration Is Quietly Censoring Climate Change Content on Federal Website, Report Says anti-science, authoritarianism, climate change denial
1/10/18 Trump administration slaps tariffs on Canadian paper authoritarianism, jingoism, attacking the media, economic ignorance
1/10/18 Immigration agents raid 7-Eleven stores nationwide, arrest 21 people in biggest crackdown of Trump era immigrant-hating, social Darwinism, economic ignorance, demagoguery, propagandist
1/10/18 The Trump administration has relaxed school lunch nutrition rules — here’s what kids can now eat anti-science, anti-education, racism, social Darwinism
1/10/18 Trump administration ends registry for substance abuse, mental health programs social Darwinism, hypocrisy, anti-science
1/10/18 Trump’s secret plan to scrap Obamacare strip medical insurance, authoritarianism, racism, misogyny, social Darwinism
1/11/18 House passes legislation to renew key NSA surveillance program after Trump’s contradictory tweets restricting civil liberties, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism, narcissism, lying
1/11/18 Trump questions whether Clinton coordinated with Russians attacking the rule of law, propagandist, demagoguery, misogyny, belittling people, lying
1/11/18 Trump picks a delicious cherry about the economy from an otherwise not-terrific poll lying, anti-intellectual, no business ethics, demagoguery
1/11/18 Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid racism, misogyny, social Darwinism, hypocrisy, propaganda, strip medical insurance
1/11/18 Trump Administration Blocking Another Immigrant Teen From Abortion, ACLU Says immigrant-hating, racism, social Darwinism, authoritarianism, restricting civil liberties, churches back into politics, misogyny, attacking the rule of law
1/11/18 Trump says some immigrants from ‘shithole countries’ as he rejects bipartisan deal immigrant-hating, racism, white supremacy, xenophobia
1/11/18 Mnuchin: GOP tax law’s ‘whole purpose’ was giving companies more money to compete lower taxes on the rich, economic ignorance, lying, no business ethics
1/11/18 Trump administration is taking steps to remove a threatened lynx from the endangered-species list anti-science, authoritarianism
1/12/18 President Trump cancels London trip, blames Obama for embassy deal lying, narcissism
1/12/18 Trump Denies Using Vulgar Slur; Top Democrat Says He Said It lying, hypocrisy, racism, immigrant-hating, white supremacy, race baiting, belittling people
1/12/18 Trump blamed Obama for the UK embassy move, but Bush made the call racism, lying, propagandist, demagoguery, anti-intellectual
1/12/18 Lawyer paid $130k to silence adult-film star over sexual encounter with Trump: report adultery, lying, attacking the media, authoritarianism, white male privilege
1/12/18 Trump’s history of breaking decorum with remarks on race, ethnicity racism, misogyny, sexual harassment, anti-intellectual
1/12/18 Trump Administration Wants More Control Over U.S. Lands for Border Wall authoritarianism, anti-environmentalism, attacking the rule of law, immigrant-hating, racism
1/12/18 Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence no business ethics, lying, adultery, narcissism, hypocrisy
1/13/18 Antiabortion activist abruptly steps down as head of HHS’s family planning division abortion restrictions, strip medical insurance, equal protection under the law, restricting civil liberties, anti-education, anti-science
1/14/18 White House claims Wall Street Journal misquoted Trump as saying he has a good relationship with Kim Jong Un lying, hypocrisy, attacking the media, authoritarianism, jingoism
1/15/18 President Trump: ‘I am not a racist’ lying
1/15/18 Sanders calls out Amazon after 2-year-old orders Batman toy using Echo no business ethics, authoritarianism, hypocrisy
1/15/18 US Wants To Cut Money For Palestinian Refugees Islamophobia, racism, social Darwinism, jingoism, authoritarianism
1/15/18 Trump administration commemorates MLK Day hypocrisy, demagoguery, propagandist
1/15/18 Trump attacks ‘Dicky Durbin’ over ‘s—hole’ remarks belitting people, lying, racism, racism, authoritarianism, demagoguery, propagandist
1/16/18 Too old for DACA, a Michigan father is deported after three decades in the U.S. racism, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, white supremacy
1/16/18 Homeland Security secretary says she did not hear Trump use vulgar term at meeting lying, propagandist
1/16/18 Trump can’t be racist because he had a TV show: Sanders hypocrisy, demagoguery, propagandist, anti-intellectual
1/16/18 Trump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign born Propaganda, lying, anti-science, anti-intellectual, authoritarianism, immigrant-hating
1/16/18 Trump tweeted his black approval rating has doubled. It hasn’t. lying, propagandist, anti-intellectual, narcissism
1/16/18 Trump administration will ask Supreme Court to reverse DACA ruling racism, immigrant-hating, social Darwinism, splitting up immigrant families, authoritarianism, equal protection under the law
1/16/18 Betsy DeVos: Nothing Presidents Barack Obama or George W. Bush did in education reform really worked anti-education, anti-intellectual, anti-science, lying, demagoguery, propagandist, belittling people, social Darwinism, racism
1/16/18 Trump Administration Wants to Arrest Mayors of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ fascism, attacking the rule of law, immigrant-hating, Islamophobia, racism, social Darwinism, xenophobia
1/17/18 U.S. Freezes More Than Half Of Aid To U.N. Agency For Palestinian Refugees Islamophobia, racism, jingoism, authoritarianism, social Darwinism, anti-education
1/17/18 Breitbart called Davos a collective of ‘leftist elites’ and ‘corporate cronies.’ Then Trump said he was going. hypocrisy
1/17/18 Sessions: ‘A Good Nation’ Doesn’t Admit ‘Illiterate’ Immigrants immigrant-hating, narcissism, hypocrisy, authoritarianism, race baiting
1/17/18 Steve Bannon refuses lawmakers’ questions under ‘White House instructions’ authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, lying
1/17/18 Fact-checking President Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ attacking the media, authoritarianism, demagoguery, attacking the rule of law, propagandist, narcissim, belittling people
1/17/18 House Spending Bill Changes Law to Let Trump Administration Secretly Shift Intelligence Money authoritarianism
1/17/18 US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico racism, authoritarianism, equal protection under the law, hypocrisy, lying, belittling people, social Darwinism
1/17/18 US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says immigrant-hating, racism, police brutality, crimes against humanity
1/18/18 Trump: The wall ‘has never changed or evolved’ immigrant-hating, authoritarianism, lying, racism
1/18/18 Trump upends GOP strategy to avoid shutdown with call to settle childhood insurance impasse social Darwinisim, strip medical insurance, authoritarianism, lying, propagandist
1/18/18 Trump administration to bar Haitians from seasonal work visas immigrant-hating, racism, hypocrisy
1/18/18 Trump Admin Will Protect Health Workers Who Refuse Services On Religious Grounds authoritarianism, churches back into poligics, abortion restrictions, demagoguery, propagandist, strip medical insurance, belittling people, homophobia, equal protection under the law
1/18/18 Mulvaney requests no funding for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau demagoguery, no business ethics, hypocrisy, social Darwinism
1/18/18 Trump says ‘Democrats would like to see’ a shutdown propagandist, lying
1/18/18 Trump Administration Highlights Violence Against Women — To Blame Immigrants racism, immigrant-hating, misogyny, anti-science, hypocrisy, lying, propagandist, race baiting, demagoguery, authoritarianism
1/18/18 ‘I just don’t like Muslim people’: Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks racism, Islamophobia, misogyny, homophobia, belittling people
1/18/18 MetLife, U.S. regulators agree to set aside legal fight attacking the rule of law, economic ignorance, equal protection under the law
1/19/18 Trump’s defense strategy sees China and Russia as biggest threats jingoism
1/19/18 Trump administration rescinds Obama guidance on defunding Planned Parenthood misogyny, authoritarianism, abortion restrictions, equal protection under the law, restricting civil liberties, racism, social Darwinism, white male privilege, anti-science, rape, sexual assault
1/19/18 Trump pushes for Congress to restrict abortions as he addresses ‘March for Life’ event abortion restrictions, churches back into politics, anti-science, misogyny, social Darwinism, demagoguery, equal protection under the law, restricting civil liberties
1/19/18 GOP reps demand release of ‘shocking’ surveillance memo propagandist, authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law
1/19/18 Trump Administration Says U.S. Mistakenly Backed China WTO Accession in 2001 China-hating, demagoguery, economic ignorance
1/20/18 Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived authoritarianism, demagoguery, propaganda, lying, belittling people, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, social Darwinism
1/20/18 Trump administration plans to gut drug prevention office, eliminate budgetary authority hypocrisy, social Darwinism, authoritarianism
1/20/18 Trump campaign releases ad tying Democrats to murders by undocumented immigrants race baiting, lying, immigrant-hating, fascism, propagandist, attacking the rule of law
1/21/18 Trump launches new round of partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2 lying, hypocrisy, race baiting, immigrant-hating, authoritarianism, social Darwinism, propagandist
1/21/18 Trump administration’s immigrant-crime hotline releases victims’ personal information racism, immigrant-hating, authoritarianism, misogyny, social Darwinism, white supremacy, hypocrisy, lying, equal protection under the law, restricting civil liberties
1/22/18 Pence says U.S. Embassy to make Jerusalem move next year on faster timetable Islamophobia, churches back into politics, lying
1/22/18 China to U.S.: It’s your fault we are in the South China Sea jingoism, China-hating
1/22/18 ICE detains Polish doctor and green-card holder in Michigan who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 40 years authoritarianism, immigrant-hating, equal protection under the law, splitting up immigrant families
1/22/18 Ugandan sex workers are working without condoms because of Trump administration policy abortion restrictions, authoritarianism, churches back into politics, racism, misogyny, social Darwinism
1/22/18 Trump Slaps Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels And Washing Machines propaganda, hypocrisy, authoritarianism, failed businessman, no business ethics
1/22/18 Sessions says ‘we will leave no stone unturned’ to find missing FBI text messages hypocrisy, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism
1/22/18 House GOP won’t show secret Russia memo to Justice Department attacking the rule of law, anti-intellectual, authoritarianism, demagoguery, propagandist
1/22/18 Trump waives dozens of environmental rules to speed up construction of border wall attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, immigrant-hating, racism, xenophobia
1/23/18 Opioid commission member: Our work is a ‘sham’ lying, hypocrisy, propagandist, social Darwinism
1/23/18 One ruled a US citizen, the other not: gay couple’s twins face unusual battle immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, homophobia, anti-gay marriage, equal protection under the law
1/23/18 CFPB drops probe into lender that gave to Mulvaney’s campaigns no business ethics, racism, authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, social Darwinism
1/24/18 Evangelical leader Franklin Graham says Trump is a ‘changed person’ hypocrisy, adultery
1/24/18 The Trump administration has opted out of testing whether school kids can recognise fake news attacking the media, xenophobia, authoritarianism, anti-education
1/24/18 DOJ threatens ‘sanctuary cities’ with subpoenas, escalating Trump’s immigration enforcement campaign immigrant-hating, authoritarianism, equal protection under the law, propagandist, xenophobia
1/24/18 Trump administration emphasizes ‘America First’ agenda at Davos authoritarianism, propagandist, no business ethics
1/24/18 Inside the Dysfunctional Relationship of Donald Trump and Theresa May sexual harassment, misogyny
1/25/18 President Trump Threatens to Stop U.S. Aid to Palestinians Unless They ‘Negotiate Peace’ Islamophobia, social Darwinism
1/26/18 Trump denies he called for Mueller’s firing attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, narcissism
1/26/18 Trump administration cancels detailed review of Obama-era mining ban near Minnesota wilderness anti-science, anti-environmentalism, polluted water, no business ethics, equal protection under the law
1/26/18 Trump administration ends EPA clean air policy opposed by fossil fuel companies anti-environmentalism, attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, no business ethics, polluted air, social Darwinism
1/26/18 Trump administration rolls back protections for migratory birds, drawing bipartisan condemnation anti-environmentalism, anti-science, no business ethics
1/26/18 Trump Launched Campaign to Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses attacking the rule of law, fascism, anti-intellectual
1/26/18 Full text: Trump Davos speech transcript economic ignorance, jingoism, lying, no business ethics, trickle-down economics, propagandist, China-hating, anti-environmentalism, anti-science, anti-intellectual, hypocrisy, nuclear proliferation, Islamophobia, immigrant-hating, splitting up immigrant families, racism, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism
1/28/18 Donald Trump appears to misunderstand basic facts of climate change in Piers Morgan interview anti-environmentalism, climate change denial
1/29/18 Alleged Trump administration docs show military weapons a 5G concern China-hating, authoritarianism
1/29/18 Trump administration holds off on new Russia sanctions, despite law Putin/Russia-loving, authoritarianism, attacking the rule of law
1/29/18 Trump Administration Toughens Admission for Refugees From Certain Countries immigrant-hating, xenophobia, authoritarianism
1/29/18 How the Trump Administration Distorts Analysis of Key Environmental Rules anti-environmentalism, economic ignorance, authoritarianism, anti-intellectual, anti-science, climate change denial, polluted water, lying
1/29/18 FEMA To End Food And Water Aid For Puerto Rico social Darwinism
1/30/18 The RNC chairwoman is singing a different tune on Steve Wynn than she did on Harvey Weinstein hypocrisy, sexual harassment
1/30/18 Trump Administration Giving Boost to Private Prison Campaign Donors, Leaked Memo Shows equal protection under the law, no business ethics, authoritarianism
1/30/18 The Trump Administration Let a Russian Spy Chief Visit the US— Even Though He Was Legally Barred attacking the rule of law, authoritarianism, Putin/Russia-loving
1/30/18 State of the Union 2018: Read the full transcript demagogery, propagandist, economic ignorance, lower taxes on the rich, hypocrisy, lying, strip medical insurance, churches back into politics, jingoism, restricting civil liberties, authoritarianism, polluted air, anti-environmentalism, no business ethics, race baiting, xenophobia, splitting up immigrant families, racism, immigrant-hating, nuclear proliferation, equal protection under the law, Islamophobia
1/30/18 Ryan calls for a ‘cleanse’ of the FBI attacking the rule of law, fascism, propagandist, demagoguery
1/31/18 Trump Signs Order To Keep Prison At Guantanamo Bay Open attacking the rule of law, equal protection under the law, authoritarianism, crimes against humanity
1/31/18 FBI expresses ‘grave concerns’ over Republican memo’s accuracy attacking the rule of law, demagoguery, propagandist, Putin/Russia-loving, fascism
1/31/18 Trump administration delays expansion of clean water rule polluted water, anti-environmentalism, no business ethics, authoritarianism

Horrible categories

Personal morality

  • Adultery
  • Hypocrisy
  • Lying
  • Mocking the disabled (or, more broadly, belittling people)
  • Narcissism
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault (and sexusal harassment)

Miscellaneous bigotry

  • Anti-gay marriage
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Homophobia (and 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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  1. Thank you Brian for continuing to enumerate the huge amount horrible and undemocratic things that Trump and his administration have done. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this.

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