The “Everything Terrible The Trump Administration Has Done So Far” Omnibus

Here’s a list of all the awful things done the Trump Administration has done so far. It can be to used as a quick reference source in arguments against anyone who tries to dismiss all criticism of the Trump Administration as frivolous, partisan whining. It’s also a reminder that policies enacted by the Trump Administration can be long lasting and cumulative, which is easy to forget in a political culture which jumps around from controversy to controversy, forgetting them as it goes.

  1. Halted Obamacare implementation, began process of repeal which is expected to cause 18 million to lose their health insurance immediately, and 32 million to lose their health insurance in 10 years
  2. Prevented foreign NGOs which receive US funding from providing abortion counseling
  3. Hiked mortgage premiums on homebuyers borrowing money from government
  4. Implemented Federal hiring freeze, which is largely recognized as a counterproductive policy that will compromise government functionality and probably end up increasing costs and corruption by increasing reliance on opaque contractors
  5. His PR team has demanded he be able to just outright lie to the press
  6. His CIA pick, Mike Pompeo, has said  he’d consider loosening limits on torture techniques like waterboarding
  7. Had the Department of Justice halt a case on Texas’s voter ID law
  8. Started discussions to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, which serves no purpose other than to antagonize
  9. Lamented the fact that we didn’t plunder Iraq’s oil, said we still might
  10. Has taken a weirdly Nixonian line on executive privilege, using loopholes in the law to circumvent laws on conflicts of interest and nepotism
  11. Issued executive order pushing forward the Keystone/Dakota Access Pipeline
  12. Froze new grants and contracts at the EPA
  13. Gagged press releases and other releases of material to the public from the EPA, USDA, Department of Interior and other agencies.
  14. Removed all Spanish content from the White House website. Allegedly this was because the site was doing maintenance and Spanish language content was given a low priority, begetting the question of why it was given low priority. As of July 2017, the White House still does not have a Spanish language website
  15. The administration has apparently made it a practice to bring plants to their own events at government offices
  16. Ordered the building of a wall on the border with Mexico, a significant expenditure of about $20 billion, as well as increases in border patrols at a cost of about $13 billion, all unfunded and of questionable social use.
  17. Floated the idea of funding the project with a 20% tariff on imports from Mexico. (later backed off, whether this or other extreme tariffs are enacted is yet to be seen)
  18. Stripped sanctuary cities of federal grants, which is expected to cost them more than $2.27 billion which would otherwise have gone to support everything from schools, infrastructure projects, and HIV prevention.
  19. Called for major investigation into unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, which can only be only be described as frivolous (pending)
  20. Considered reintroducing CIA blacksites (pending)
  21. Introduced “extreme vetting”, aka the “Muslim ban”, on immigrants from 7 Muslim countries. The system is explicitly discriminatory and violates international law, though it also exempts countries where Trump has business dealings.
  22. Halved the total number of refugees allowed into the country from 110,000 to 50,000, blocked refugees from Syria indefinitely, suspended refugees from all countries for 120 days, and suspended new visas to individuals coming from Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen for 30 days170129030215-protest-travel-ban-jfk-large-169
  23. Implemented a weekly “shame” list of all crimes committed by immigrants. While, yes, the irony of me faulting Trump for maintaining a list of people’s misbehavior is not lost on me, there are some obvious differences. It’s not inappropriate to see Trump and his political team as culpable for their actions, and see those actions as fitting within an agenda. Trump’s list would assign collective guilt on all immigrants, and imply a systemic problem which is not there.
  24. Halted pre-paid $5 million meant for ads and outreach for Healthcare.gov during the crucial signup period for health insurance, sabotaging efforts to inform people of their health insurance options and potentially raising insurance premiums.
  25. Numerous reports have indicated the Trump Administration has been very lax in its email security. Notable breaches include Trump himself using an unsecure android phone, and numerous staff members continuing to use personal emails for their correspondences. This is especially egregious, considering these are the same practices Trump criticized Clinton for during the campaign.
  26. Possibly violated the constitution by allowing his hotels to accepting payment from foreign governments, then merging his personal and government finances by passing the money on to the treasury department.
  27. The Justice Department will be defending the Trump Administration on conflict of interest cases at tax payer’s expense. It, along with the significant federal expenditures required to track Trump’s business interest, represent a dubious public expense that could have been avoided had Trump more clearly divested himself of his private holdings.
  28. Omitted all references to Jews, Judaism and antisemitism from statement on Holocaust Remembrance  Day, stoking anxieties about antisemitism among Trump’s supporters and staff
  29. Removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from the National Security Council and added his top political adviser, Steve Bannon
  30. Ignored orders by Federal Courts to temporarily halt the deportation of people with valid visas as a consequence of the Muslim Ban. Customs and Border Patrol agents working under the Department of Homeland Security continued to attempt to deport people, possibly creating a constitutional crisis.
  31. Filed for reelection on the day of his inauguration. This action, which is highly unusual, allows Trump to immediately begin accepting campaign contributions, prompting further fears of conflicts of interest and corruption.
  32. Possibly purged, or prompted the resignation of, a large portion of senior State Department officials. Motives aside, the broad and abrupt nature of this has left the agency seriously lacking in human capital.
  33. Authorized a military strike in Yemen which killed at least 15 women and children, including the 8-year-old daughter of US citizen and terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki. This incident, which at the very least displays a callous disregard for those killed as collateral damage, is particularly disturbing given Trump’s previous claim that he’d “take out” the families of terrorists.
  34. Signed an executive order demanding that, for every new regulation enacted, 2 must be revoked, and mandated that net spending on regulations must be zero for. The order has been called “arbitrary” and “impossible to implement” and will undermine effective government.
  35. Used congressional staffers to create the Muslim Ban Executive Order. Had staffers sign non-disclosure agreements so that their employers (congress) would not know about it, thus circumventing the division between the executive branch and the congressional branch.
  36. Weakened the Obama Administration’s lobbying ban
  37. Iced out” CNN in attempt to punish it for unfavorable coverage
  38. Reneged on his campaign promise to negotiate drug prices
  39. Maintained much of his private security after assuming office, which has previously been accused of using excessive, racial profiling, and trampling free speech
  40. Froze implementation of new overtime pay rules
  41. Reportedly harangued the Prime Minister of Australia over a preexisting plan to relocate 1,250 refugees to the US, possibly nixed the deal
  42. Accused Germany of trade manipulation, possibly blundering the US into a trade war with the EU and Japan
  43. Threatened to send troops into Mexico to the Mexican President
  44. Reported to have ordered the covert military operation in #33 without sufficient intelligence, leading the Navy SEAL team into an ambushed and possibly causing the above cited civilian casualties.
  45. Loosened sanctions on Russia, even as Russian backed separatists ramped up attacks in Ukraine
  46. Vowed to “destroy the Johnson Amendment” which prohibits churches from engaging in politics at the risk of losing their tax exempt status, blurring the line between church and state.
  47. Threatened to cut federal funding to UC Berkley after student protests
  48. Rolled back financial regulations implemented under the Dodd-Frank Act which prevent financial institutions from investing retirement savings into risky products for their own benefit, without disclosing the information to the investors. This move is expected to cost retirees $17 billion a year
  49. Repealed the “blacklisting rule”, which requires companies bidding for federal contracts to disclose labor law violations.
  50. Repealed the Extraction Payment Disclosure rule, which requires oil, gas, mining, and other extraction companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments
  51. Repealed the Stream Protection Rule, which prevents coal companies from dumping their waste products into rivers and other effluenceprestea-mine
  52. Repealed a rule which limits the ability of people with mental illnesses to purchase guns
  53. Proposed new rules to make special enrollments under Obamacare more difficult
  54. Considered scrapping the Countering Violent Extremism program in favoring of one focusing exclusively on radical Islam, turning a blind eye to right wing extremism and further antagonizing American Muslims
  55. Wiped pages on Civil Rights, Climate Change, and LGBT Rights from the White House website after taking office
  56. Attempted to justify the Muslim Ban by alluding to a fictitious “Bowling Green Massacre”
  57. Blocked 9 companies from providing affordable internet to the poor
  58. Tacitly endorsed Israel’s recent drive to expand settlements in the West Bank
  59. Encouraged more aggressive civil assets forfeiture
  60. Questioned legitimacy of judges who blocked his travel ban, an attack on judicial independence which even Trump’s own supreme court nominee found demoralizing
  61. Possibly broke ethics rules by going out of their way to criticize Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka Trump’s product line, then publicly endorsing them
  62. Delayed listing bumblebees as endangered
  63. Issued tough on crime executive orders that reverse course on police reform with the excuse of confronting a non-existent crime wave
  64. Wiped references to the Affordable Care Act from government websites
  65. Has apparently nixed extending the New START Treaty on nuclear arm’s control
  66. Ordered the USDA to remove inspection reports and other  animal welfare safeguards, enabling animal abuse
  67. Apparently deleted a Department of Labor website that allowed Wells Fargo employees to report abusive labor and employment practices carried out by the bank
  68. Launched a mass deportation drive that has put countless immigrants who have built their lives in the US in the crosshairs. It’s estimated that 700 were arrested in the first week of the drive.
  69. As President-Elect undermined Obama’s foreign policy and possibly broke the Logan Law when Michael Flynn called Russian Ambassador and suggesting that the Trump Administration would roll back sanctions. Flynn was eventually forced to resign as questions emerged as to whether or not he had misled the White House and received money from the Russian government
  70. Withdrew a challenge to an injunction blocking guidelines that would prevent discrimination against transgender people in restrooms, then later withdrew the guidelines altogether
  71. Issued a list of “under reported” terrorists attacks which omitted domestic terrorist attacks committed by white nationalists/right wing terrorists. It also misspelled “San Bernardino”
  72. Reportedly has generally created turmoil at the National Security Council
  73. Attempted to block Salam Fayyad from acting as UN envoy to Libya, complicating attempts to mediate a peaceful resolution to the country’s ongoing civil war, essentially just to spite Palestine
  74. Acted irresponsibly by reviewing sensitive intelligence on open patios and allowing members of his private club at Mar-A-Lago to take pictures with the “nuclear football”c4hf_afwmaaeex_
  75. After learning of Michael Flynn’s potentially illegal activities in #69, did nothing for 18 days.
  76. He and the Republican Congress have also rejected investigating potentially serious misconduct by administration officials related to #69, and instead have indicated their desire to go in the opposite direction by cracking down on whistle blowers
  77. Caught lying about communicating with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 campaign. In fact, the Trump campaign maintained regular contact with Russian intelligence officials
  78. Broke from decades of US foreign policy by abandoning a 2 state solution for the Israel/Palestine conflict
  79. Shortened the enrollment period for the ACA by one and a half months, making it increasingly difficult for people to gain access to affordable healthcare
  80. Lowered the quality standards for healthcare plans listed on the ACA marketplace
  81. When asked whether he would include the Congressional Black Caucus, appeared to be vaguely unaware of what the Congressional Black Caucus was and asked the reporter asking him the question to arrange a meeting with them, apparently thinking that because she was black she must have known their members personally
  82. Began to arrest “dreamers” (i.e. people who had been brought to the US as children) who were living in the US legally under DACA.
  83. Considered mobilizing the national guard to use as a deportation force
  84. Ordered government economists to cook up rosy economic forecasts. Also appears poised to tamper with the way economic statistics are calculated to advance his policy goals
  85. Said Republican congressmen only represent Republican voters in their districts, indicating an intent to govern in an overtly hard line partisan that does not represent the population at large
  86. Nixed $674 million in spending to electrify California’s rail system, effectively killing hopes for a high speed rail in the state
  87. Revived the “Secure Communities” program which had been previously shut down for endemic racial profiling
  88. Began firing staff who criticized Trump before his election. Also firing staff who complained about him in private
  89. Declared the media to be the “enemy of the American people”
  90. Instructed ICE agents to deport migrants who have been charged, but not convicted, of crimes while also stating immigrants will not be afforded rights under U.S. privacy laws
  91. Laid the groundwork for a humanitarian crisis in YemenYEMEN-CONFLICT-AID-MALNUTRITION
  92. Proposed using background checks on Chinese immigrant’s social media profiles in a move civil rights advocates fear will be used to discriminate against Chinese immigrants. Later tweaked visa the visa application process to require mandatory social media background checks for immigrants from several countries.
  93. Prioritized” the deportation of nearly all undocumented immigrants everywhere,  potentially for offenses as minor as traffic violations, setting the stage for mass deportations
  94. Decided to treat transgender rights as a “states rights issue”, presumably knowing full well what “states rights” tends to mean for civil rights issues
  95. Implemented a policy to deport immigrants who had entered the US through Mexico back to Mexico regardless of whether or not they are Mexican citizens, which is likely to create security problems and legal challenges as authorities in each country pass immigrants back and forth
  96. Scuttled a CEO pay regulation
  97. Reversed an Obama era policy curtailing private prison use
  98. Meddled in the FBI by trying to direct the agency to dispute reports of Trump’s ties with Russia
  99. Caused numerous abuses through the immigration crackdown. Notably, they detained a hospitalized woman with a brain tumor, attempted to deport a US citizen, and searched the ID’s of people on domestic flights
  100. In stark contrast to the Obama Administration, burned the standing rock protest camp to the ground and evicted protesters
  101. Barred the New York Times, CNN, and Huffington Post from participating in White House press briefings
  102. Vowed crack down on states over marijuana
  103. Gave away millions in royalties on coal extracted on public lands to coal companies
  104. Dropped support for allowing Transgender students to use locker rooms of their choice
  105. Dropped an Obama era guideline mandating safety regulations for self-driving cars
  106. Undermined net neutrality by ending a rule that required small and medium Internet Service Providers to provide information to their customers on broadband prices, services, and fees.
  107. Had the DoJ officially drop the case against Texas’s discriminatory voter ID law
  108. Skipped the Correspondent’s Dinner
  109. Tried to use Historically Black Colleges to sell school choice, as though African Americans chose to be ostracized from the mainstream education system
  110. Began pulling pending nominees to regulatory commissions, leading to fears he is upending the practice of bipartisan inclusion on regulatory panels
  111. In the immigration enforcement executive order, effectively excluded non-citizens from receiving protection under the 1974 Privacy Act
  112. Refused to participate in ethics training prior to assuming office
  113. Jeff Sessions failed to disclose ties with Russian officials, possibly lying under under oath
  114. Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jarod Kushner, also attended A meeting with Russian envoys in December with Michael Flynn, potentially breaking the Logan Law. Kushner was also likely paid $50,000 by a Kremlin linked Foreign Policy Group
  115. Signed an executive order to dismantle the Clean Water Rule
  116. Deregulation czar, Carl Icahn, apparently used his position to strong-arm the ethanol lobby to save his own company millions
  117. Created a general sense of witch hunts at Federal Agencies in attempt to shut down leaks
  118. Repealed ban on lead ammunition in national parks. It’s estimated 20 million birds and other animals die of lead poisoning each year from led munitions used by hunters, even though the cost of non-lead munitions are no more expensive
  119. Suspended consumer protections for airline passengers
  120. Skipped the release of the annual Human Rights Report
  121. Appears to have silenced reports of penalties and other enforcement actions from the Labor Department
  122. Skirted its own ethics rules by hiring lobbyists to serve in areas where they had lobbied while in the private sector
  123. Generally quiet on wave of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic attacks since his election, and instead suggested that they may be “false flag” operations
  124. Reissued the Travel Ban after the previous version had been halted by court order
  125. Ben Carson referred slaves as merely being “immigrants” who “worked hard for less”
  126. Ended regulation that mandated telecommunications companies take reasonable measures to protect their customer’s Social Security Numbers and other private information
  127. Dramatically fired justice department attorneys from the Obama era in a move that many law enforcement officials considered to be confused and disruptive
  128. Attempted to blame Obama for releasing 122 people from Guantanamo bay who returned to terrorist activities, when in fact the vast majority (115 or so) were released under Bush
  129. During his campaign had approved an adviser’s trips to Moscow, despite continuing to deny any links with Russia
  130. Rolled back Obama era education rules that attempted to lighten the punitive actions related to standardized testing and take a more nuanced approach to tracking student performance
  131. Shut out the public and scientific information from discussions on public land use
  132. Expanded CIA authority to launch drone strikes
  133. Continued to put the squeeze on the civil service
  134. Dropped Climate Change as a factor in government decision makingcbographic1_74f92b03534f995b750922e4dfe75160-nbcnews-ux-600-480
  135. Broke numerous campaign promises on healthcare by introducing and promoting the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which, among other things, slashes $880 billion from Medicaid  and substantially reduces coverage
  136. When the CBO projected that the AHCA would reduce health insurance by 14 million over 1 year and 24 million over 10 years, the White House attempted to legitimize the CBO, even as their own OMB appeared to predict even larger losses of 26 million over 10 years
  137. OMB director, Mick Mulvaney, made a completely unsubstantiated claim that the Obama administration manipulated economic reports
  138. EPA Director, Scott Pruit, started using the EPA as essentially his own PR firm
  139. Spent several times what the Obama Administration cost in vacations
  140. After ostentatiously pledging to donate both his Presidential salary and profits from the patronage of foreign governments at his businesses, refused to provide any actual proof that he is doing either of those things
  141. Moved to undo Obama era emissions standards
  142. Killed a rule limiting drug testing requirements for unemployment benefits
  143. Restricted media access and limited transparency of diplomatic trips
  144. Possibly divulged classified information
  145. Filed motions to impinging on the independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  146. Allowed debt collectors to charge usurious rates on past due student loans
  147. Betrayed his base and jeopardized the future of the American economy by pushing a budget which slashes programs poor, elderly and rural voters rely on while also slashing funding for scientific research and education, among other things
  148. Ousted a UN Official to shield Israel from criticism, then later boycotted a UN session due to perceived “Anti-Israel bias”
  149. Delayed an occupational safety rule aimed at limiting worker’s exposure to Beryllium, a hazardous material linked with lung cancer
  150. Delayed EPA regulations addressing air quality guidelines, formaldehyde emissions stemming from composite wood products, and pesticide regulations, among other things
  151. Continued to attract potential conflicts of interest with lobbying groups holding events at Trump properties
  152. Snubbed NATO, weakening the alliance and undermining national security
  153. Snubbed hearings on human rights
  154. Made a severe ethics violation and caused significant potential conflicts of interest by having Ivanka Trump move into the West Wing
  155. Allowed Internet Service Providers to sell their customer’s browser history without their permission
  156. Appears to have colluded with Representative Devin Nunes to subvert the probe into the Trump Administration’s connections to Russian intelligence agencies and shutting the public out of the proceedings and later cancelling hearings
  157. Failed to sign on to joint communication condemning China’s human rights abuses, undermining international solidarity on the issue
  158. Halted an anti-corruption effort in the energy sector
  159. Pushed to undo a key labor regulation that requires workplaces to maintain a record of worker injuries and illnesses
  160. Repealed rules forbidding a raft of inhumane hunting practices in wildlife refuges
  161. Delayed rules for humane treatment of livestock
  162. Was silent as Russian authorities arrested hundreds of peaceful protesters
  163. Broke promise to ensure XL Pipeline delivered “significant profits” to Americans
  164. Outlined measures to block grants and federal funding to sanctuary cities
  165. Revived the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste plan
  166. Issued executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations
  167. Tried to block Sally Yates from testifying in the Russia probe
  168. Omitted sexual orientation and gender identification from the 2020 census, making it more difficult to collect information that may be used to improve research and policy on LGBTQ issues
  169. Broke ethics pledge for appointments as appointments return immediately as lobbyists
  170. In a display of diplomatic ineptitude, came to a meeting with Angelina Merkel obviously unprepared, aggressively demanded that Germany pay the US billions of dollars, and manically jumped around from subject to subject when he became disinterested/in over his head on different issues. The display, which is embarrassing enough in and of itself, also undermines US alliances and leadership
  171. Provided the tie breaking vote to defund family planning clinics
  172. Mike Pence won’t eat alone with women other than his wife in a move that’s not just bizarre, but does tangibly harm progress on women’s rights
  173. Stopped disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria
  174. Refused to ban a pesticide linked to brain damage
  175. Undermined rule meant to make local and state governments encourage private companies to provide employee retirement savings plans
  176. Preempted rule meant to regulate job training programs
  177. Adopted posture towards Egypt ignoring its human rights abuses
  178. Defunded a global maternal health organization which helps save tens of thousands of lives per year
  179. Betsy DeVos’s brother, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, held talks to establish secret back channel with the Russian government
  180. Signaled a rollback on the Obama Administration’s police reform efforts
  181. Reversed an Obama era environmental policy, which had blocked a large scale project to pump groundwater from the Mojave Desert
  182. Attempted to strong arm twitter into disclosing the identities of numerous private user accounts
  183. Delayed the Silica rule, which limits the amount of cancer causing dust workers can be exposed to at work
  184. Possibly violated the Constitution when he ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airbase. Also warned Russia, and by extension Syria, in advance of the strike.
  185. After the original push to repeal Obamacare failed, restarted repeal efforts by offering to ditch coverage for those with pre-existing conditions
  186. Appointed Niel Gorsuch, a candidate more conservative than Antonine Scalia, to the Supreme Court after almost a year long effort to block Obama’s pick, Merrick Garland,  eventually using the nuclear option, barring filibusters on Supreme Court nominations, to do so
  187. Undermined transparency and drew law suits by not release visitor logs to the white house
  188. Earned a GAO investigation into whether or not the Trump Administration followed federal guidelines and ethics rules in its transition
  189. Ended hiring freeze, only to immediately replace it with deep cuts to Federal agencies, continuing to compromise effective government in the interest of ideological excess
  190. Sean Spicer claimed that not even Hitler gassed his own people, totally neglecting the Holocaustspicey
  191. Ended Obama era rule that prohibited states from defunding healthcare providers which provide abortions
  192. In addition to keeping the White House visitor logs secret, also shut down the Open.gov portal, which also makes information on public financial disclosures and white house staff
  193. After complaining about Benghazi for years, failed to nominate a State Department official responsible for keeping diplomats safe
  194. Congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for winning a referendum effectively making himself a dictator
  195. After claiming to send a US Naval group to Korean waters as a show of force, it was revealed that the fleet had been moving in the wrong direction for several days, betraying a lack of coherence in White House’s command
  196. Ivanka Trump won China trademarks the day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping, suggesting a breach of conflict of interests
  197. Broke promise when he deported a Dreamer
  198. Overall, was determined to be the least transparent administration in decades
  199. In general has allowed big business a high degree of access to push for everything from allowing them to drill for oil in Russia to scrapping scientific studies on the harmful effects of pesticides,
  200. Refused to assure health insurance companies that they will receive payments that help low income Americans with out of pocket expenses
  201. Asked a federal appeals court to delay arguments over a rule that prevents coal-fired power plants from releasing toxic chemicals, including mercury, lead, arsenic and other pollutants, into the environment.
  202. Preempted the implementation of a rule that would prevent coal plants from emitting mercury and polluting streams
  203. Used terrorist attack as pretext to make comments supporting Le Pen
  204. Flouted transparency in secret meeting with former Colombian presidents
  205. Created a prejudicial hotline for reporting crimes by immigrants
  206. Unveiled a tax plan which, among other things slashes the Corporate income tax rate dramatically and eliminates the estate tax
  207. Has consistently muddied the waters on the legal issues surrounding sanctuary cities
  208. Flirted with a trade war with Canada
  209. Threatened to break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after another court overturned his immigration ban
  210. Signed an executive order aimed at scrapping national monuments
  211. It was revealed that Michael Flynn’s numerous questionable activities had been flagged years ago, mean that at the very least, Trump failed to do proper due diligence with Michael Flynn
  212. Issued a Presidential Invitation to Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines who has committed numerous appalling human rights abuses
  213. Scrubbed all references to Obama era climate plans from EPA website
  214. Rolled back nutrition standards for school lunch programs
  215. Effectively subsidized Florida’s decision not to expand Medicaid
  216. Continued with efforts to make it easier to sue the media in its attempts to cow the press
  217. Discontinued the “Let Girls Learn” program
  218. Warmed relations with Thailand’s military government
  219. Froze $10 million program to combat white supremacist movements
  220. Halted litigation against healthcare settings that discriminate against transgender people
  221. Rehired student loan debt collectors who had previously been caught lying to people trying to get their loans out of default
  222. Carried out his threat in #46 by signing an executive order allowing Churches to engage in greater political activity, both undermining the separation of Church and State and enabling dark money in elections
  223. Resumed arm sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain which had been previously halted due to human rights abuses
  224. Delayed implementation of guidelines for e-cigarettes
  225. Has generally engaged in reckless saber rattling over North Korea
  226. Removed scientists from the EPA’s science review board and replaced them with members from agencies the board is meant to police, undermining both the quality of research and regulations
  227. Harassed Sally Yates before she was set to testify on the Russian probe
  228. Cited a segregation era ruling to justify travel ban
  229. Slashed the Office of Drug Control’s budget by 95% seriously undermining the fight against the opiod epidemic
  230. Fired James Comey under suspicious circumstances, possibly in retaliation for his role in escalating the Russian probe, and then attempted to pass blame onto Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, then admitted he fired Comey over the Russian probe and threatened him with implied tapings of their meetings
  231. Looked for pretext to deport Haitian refugees staying in the US as part of a program designed to help them escape the devastation of an earthquake
  232. Withdrew the Jones Act, which would have required offshore oil and gas operators to use US flagged vessels to transport cargo
  233. Rejected 99% of hurricane relief funding to North Carolina
  234. Delayed Federal standards that would have required states find ways of delivery care to medicaid patients in homes and community based settings
  235. Stripped Georgia woman of reprieve from deportation in test case for deporting people on DACA
  236. Rolled back Obama era reforms in favor of harsher drug sentencing
  237. Launched investigation into frivolous voter fraud charges
  238. Leaked classified information to the Russians, which is not only a breach of national security, but has also led US allies cautious about sharing classified information with the US.Trump leak
  239. Asked Comey to stop the FBI investigation of Michael Flynn. Also in that session asked whether they should start jailing a couple of journalists to intimidate the press.
  240. Encouraged states to ask for Obamacare waivers to set up high risk pools, undermining healthcare reform
  241. Broadened the Mexico City policy
  242. Began dismantling online enrollment for small businesses under the ACA
  243. An aide further alienated Israel when he refused to say whether or not the Western Wall was a part of Israel
  244. Along with Republicans in Congress have horribly neglected and underfunded the Census Bureau while also failing to provide nominees for key positions in the agency, leaving it unprepared at a time when it needs to be ramping up its activities
  245. Caused a staffing shortage at the CDC due to his hiring freeze
  246. Took the first steps to undoing the Obama Administration’s net neutrality rules
  247. Put efforts to measure carbon emissions of cars and trucks on indefinite hold
  248. Signed a potentially illegal $110 bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia
  249. Reveal classified information on the location of nuclear subs to the Philippine President
  250. A CBO report revealed that the revised Republican healthcare plan would leave 23 million people uninsured, and hit older, and cause premiums for lower income Americans with health issues particularly hard. The report also stressed that the plan would potentially raise healthcare cost overall and push a greater share of the costs on consumers
  251. Proposed a budget which are scant on details, relies on wildly optimistic growth projections, and covers up the fact that it would actually act to the deficit substantially by double counting the impact of economic growth
  252. The budget makes substantial cuts to social programs, including education, health insurance for children, and UN peacekeeping operations, to name a few programs
  253. Leaked intelligence about the Manchester bomber, leading the UK to stop sharing intelligence with the US
  254. Jeff Session’s background check form omitted meetings with Russians
  255. Shoved the President of Montenegro
  256. In an address to NATO in which he criticized a number allies, then called Germany “very bad” and threatened to end car sales to the US
  257. Left a “bizarrely chipper” note about the holocaust at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
  258. Jared Kushner attempted to set up a secret back channel with Russia, outside monitoring by US security agencies.
  259. Continued wasting money on Warthog attack planes, even as the military pushed to retire them
  260. Proposed dismantling the Labor Department agency which polices Civil Rights issues among contractors
  261. Proposed ending a student loan forgiveness program for people who make consistent payments and work for organizations that serve the public good
  262. Moved to roll back birth control coverage
  263. Implemented tougher visa vetting, following through on #92, including background checks into social media use
  264. Moved to return Russian compounds which had been seized over concerns of Russian meddling in the 2016 election
  265. Withdrew from the Paris accord on climate change
  266. In an unprecedented move, required Democrats to have Republican cosigners to make routine inquiries. By the beginning of June, the Trump administration had failed to reply to 275 such inquiries.
  267. Suppressed a Senate Report that found that torture is an ineffective way of obtaining useful intelligence
  268. Broke with the new tradition of issuing a proclamation for LGBT pride month, while also reportedly looking into ways to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to integrate transgender troops into the military.
  269. Authorized seismic airgun blasting off the east coast
  270. Announced plans to privatize air traffic control
  271. Despite constantly campaigning on the threat of terrorism, has been surprisingly bad about the nuts and bolts of anti-terrorism. His sluggish hiring has left agencies charged with implementing anti-terrorism measures understaffed, while he’s also cut grants anti-terrorism grants to cities and states
  272. Stirred the pot in the unfolding diplomatic crisis revolving around Qatar
  273. Once again issued dozens of ethics wavers to dozens of former lobbyists working in his administration
  274. Reversed an Obama era rule that people who work for companies like Uber and McDonald’s must be treated as employees of the corporation entitled to all the same labor rights and protections as other corporate employees
  275. Issued horrendously inaccurate job statistics on the coal industry
  276. Allowed nursing homes to strip their resident’s of their legal rights
  277. Described Trump’s critics as “not even people”
  278. Former FBI Director James Comey revealed in a prepared testimony that Trump attempted to impede a Federal Investigation and undermine the independence of the FBI
  279. Has made it standard practice to reject college grants for low for frivolous reasons.
  280. Had a bizarre cabinet meeting where he had his staff praise him excessively
  281. Abstained from the G7 climate change pledge.
  282. Threw out a rule to protect endangered whales and sea turtles.
  283. Wants to rescind “dissuader rule” requiring employers to disclose when they hire union busting consultants.
  284. Moved to curb financial regulations by proposing rule allowing the CFPB Director to be removed at will, exempting banks with less than $50 billion in assets from stress testing, and exempting firms from the Volker Rule.
  285. Moved to undermine the EPA’s permitting rules.
  286. Stalled implementation of new nutritional labels which make it easier for consumers to see sugar/caloric content of foods.
  287. Released horribly misleading map of Obamacare.
  288. Ended rules protecting students from student loan fraud.
  289. Took steps to reverse the Obama era thaw with Cuba
  290. Has sided with employers on arbitration contracts that are used to deny workers over time pay, among other things
  291. Came under investigation for obstruction of justice
  292. In response to # 291, began making threats towards Robert Mueller
  293. Pushed to soften sanctions against Russia
  294. Has been generally negligent on issues related to HIV
  295. Moved to end visa program for immigrants who come to the US to start businesses
  296. Rounded up 100 Chaldean Christians to deport back to Iraq, which would be a virtual death sentence for them.
  297. Has generally packed his administration with people with extensive ties to corporate America at a rate of 70%
  298. Escalated tensions and flirted with a military confrontation by shooting down a Syrian plane
  299. Removed protections of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears
  300. Rejected the UN Human Rights Council’s call for access to safe abortions
  301. Continued to purge government scientists by telling dozens of EPA scientists their advisory positions will not be renewed
  302. Carried out interrogations at UAE torture sites in Yemen
  303. Opposed using money from a legal settlement of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which black men were intentionally and without their consent infected with syphilis, to fund a museum commemorating the victims.
  304. Following up from item 56, slashed funding for program that combats Right Wing extremism
  305. Approved a set of water tunnels which will cost water users an estimated $14 billion and devastate the ecologically sensitive  Sacramento and San Jaoquin river valleysGorsuch
  306. With a deciding vote provided by Niel Gorsuch, the Supreme Court ruled that state prisoners cannot claim their lawyer was unconstitutionally ineffective in Federal Court in the case of Davila v. Davis
  307. With a deciding vote provided by Niel Gorsuch, the Supreme Court made it more difficult to file certain class actions in the case of California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities
  308. Following through on item #115, moved to roll back the clean water rule
  309. Failed to appoint anti-semitism envoy
  310. Made sexist comments directed at Mika Brzezinski
  311. Re-implemented the travel ban which, among other things, blocks grandparents from gaining visa
  312. Following up from item #159, began undoing a key regulation that requires employers to maintain records of workplace injuries, undermining transparency in bad labor practices
  313. Following up from item #48, began process to undo the “fiduciary standard” which requires financial advisors to act in the best interest of their clients
  314. Ended Obama era practice and began issuing “opinion letters” which employers tend to abuse as a means of knowing exactly how they can bend labor laws
  315. Prohibited allowing settlement funds be directed towards public advocacy groups
  316. Republicans held a huge fundraiser at one of Trump’s hotel
  317. Denied an all girls Afghan robotics team visas to come to the US to participate in a robotics competition
  318. At fundraising event, mused that he wished he could sue CNN
  319. Fantasized on twitter about beating up journalists
  320. Was so riddled with so many ethical problems that even one of its own ethics advisers resigned in disgust
  321. Initiated an expansive new 5 year plan to increase offshore drilling
  322. Backed Apple in lawsuit to avoid paying $14.8 billion in the EU
  323. The “Election Integrity Commission”, the commission initiated by Trump in item #237 to investigate “voter fraud” on the basis of spurious claims, pushed for data from the states that breached voter privacy laws
  324. Similar to item #320, The Trump Administration’s own ethics chief resigned in disgust at the apparent corruption of the administration
  325. When the administration halted a rule to protect students from fraud and cancel student loan debts accrued as a result of that fraud (Item #288), the Trump administration cut the public out of process, possibly violating the law and attracting lawsuits from 17 states
  326. Has sowed general confusion in the US diplomatic corps
  327. The Administration’s crackdown on leaks has created a culture of fear in federal agencies
  328. Possibly meddled in anti-trust cases for political reasons
  329. In his first meeting with Putin, turned a blind eye to Russian election meddling by accepting their denials at face value
  330. Had Ivanka Trump sit in for him at the G-20 summit
  331. Attempted to use “presidential immunity” in order to get a sexual harassment suit against Trump thrown out
  332. In another instance of plain diplomatic ineptitude, couldn’t keep the names and occupations of numerous Asian leaders straight
  333. It was revealed that during the Election, Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who had promised “damaging information” against Hillary Clinton which he knew was connected to Russian intelligence gathered to help elect his father, very likely breaking the law and making plain Trump’s willingness to participate in foreign meddling in US elections and very likely broke the law to do so
  334. Blocked stricter enforcement of estate and gift taxes
  335. Attacked the CBO for issuing projections it didn’t like, misspelling “inaccurately” multiple times in the process
  336. Sent a directive to embassies and consulates which appeared to expand the travel ban, building on item #124
  337. Cut $213.6 million from programs that prevent teen pregnancies
  338. Began approving arctic drilling
  339. Pulled the plug on a new FBI headquarters, which is at worst a conflict of interest for Trump (Trump hotel is across the street from the FBI building, so he has a vested interest in how that land is redeveloped), and at the very least is a short sighted move that will negatively impact the functioning of the agency
  340. Posted sensitive private information of people who had criticized the administration online
  341. Halted efforts to protect the information of Americans from being snared by foreign surveillance
  342. Moved to end drug reimbursement scheme for hospitals that serve low income patients
  343. Had a pretty obvious conflict of interest when Kushner invited a small tech which his family has a stake in to the White House
  344. Closed the State Department’s War Crimes office
  345. Head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, voiced his contempt for the EPA and desire to dismantle it
  346. Held a second, secret meeting with Putin at the G20 conference
  347. Used money designated for healthcare outreach to attack the Affordable Care Act
  348. Issued a plan targeting hundreds of Obama era regulations ranging from everything from product safety to precautions taken to prevent construction workers from being hit by cars
  349. Terminated contracts that brought healthcare assistance to local libraries, businesses, and neighborhoods in 18 cities
  350. Has been pushing out scientists from the EPA in retaliation for work on climate change
  351. The education department’s civil rights head trivialized 90% of rape cases
  352. Began investigating Robert Mueller’s team of investigators in an attempt to discredit and/or intimidate them
  353. As an indicator of just how corrupt the Trump administration is, it was revealed that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is now being investigated for money laundering, and was in debt to pro-Russian interests for $17 million dollars
  354. Trump declared that he has “complete power to pardon” in reaction to the unfolding Russian scandal, implying that he would pardon Trump Jr, his associates, and possibly himself were they implicated in criminal activity by the ongoing investigation into their dealings with Russia. This would not only impede the investigation, but would seriously undermine the Constitution if acted upon.
  355. Encouraged a judge to throw out a lawsuit protester’s concerning violence he himself instigated
  356. Cut off grants to local governments that do not allow notify federal immigration agents advanced notice when illegal immigrants being held in custody so that they can round them up afterwards
  357. Following up from item #40, moved to end the overtime pay rule
  358. Made overt political overtures in addresses to the boy scouts and the military, which are typically apolitical for obvious reasons. He then lied by saying that the boy scouts top leader had called him to praise him for the speech, which the boy scouts later publicly refuted.
  359. With Mike Pence providing the deciding vote, Republicans continued to push through their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act in favor of their own healthcare bill which will deprive healthcare from millions, despite the fact that the bill is deeply unpopular and most don’t even know what was in the bill.
  360. Revealed a covert operation on twitter
  361. To highlight the generally corrupt and somewhat alarming nature of the first family’s business dealings, it was revealed that Kushner bought real estate from an oligarch cited in a money laundering case, while firms linked to his family business have used his white house connections to lure in Chinese investors
  362. Banned transgendered people from serving in the military
  363. Said that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will no longer protect people based on sexual orientation, allowing a return of employment discrimination against gay and lesbian employees
  364. Ended a low income retirement savings plan which currently helps some 30,000 people
  365. Encouraged police brutalityPolice brutality
  366. Began the process of repealing Obama era fuel economy standards
  367. Began the process of repealing  Obama era fracking restrictions
  368. Helped his son write his misleading statement on his 2016 meeting with Russians
  369. Apparently collaborated with Fox News to propagate a spurious conspiracy theory to deflect attention away from the Russian scandal
  370. Moved to divert resources in the Civil Rights division of towards undermining affirmative action
  371. Moved to make tougher immigration vetting permanent
  372. Threatened to cut off grants to four cities if they did not violate constitutional law by kicking out immigrants
  373. Backed a plan to cut legal immigration by half
  374. Cut dozens of Native American tribes out of a land buy-back program
  375. Allowed Winchester to circumvent a federal order to end its discriminatory zoning practices
  376. Issued a 53 page report from the department of interior with plans to undermine numerous Obama era conservation policies, including undermining the Obama Administrations sage grouse conservation strategy
  377. The Trump administration’s FCC allowed the conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group to circumvent numerous media rules regarding market concentration and political content requirements
  378. Reversed the DoJ’s position in a supreme court case, backing Ohio’s voter purge
  379. Ended rule testing large vehicle operators for sleep disorders
  380. Impulsively threatened nuclear apocalypse
  381. Moved to further delay the fiduciary rule
  382. Began looking for ways to force journalists to reveal their sources
  383. A non-partisan report revealed that the Trump Administration’s actions are raising insurance premiums
  384. Abandoned Latino outreach for Obamacare sign-ups
  385. Falsely accused immigrant teens of gang ties to deport them
  386. Thanked Russia for expelling diplomats
  387. After far right groups he himself had emboldened rioted in Charlottesville, gave a luke warm response blaming “many sides”. Then, when criticized on the false equivalence, doubled down on it
  388. Sabotaged the future quality of the civil service by undermining recruiting programs
  389. In a massive breach of privacy and first amendment rights, the DOJ demanded the IP addresses of over 13 million people who had visited an anti-Trump website
  390. Ended an Obama era protection program for Central American minors
  391. Removed the white house bikeshare station
  392. Killed a plan to ban plastic bottles from national parks
  393. In addition to blocking the implementation of the Federal calorie labeling law, tried to use the existence of that labeling law to block New York’s calorie labeling law
  394. Watered down toxic chemical rules
  395. Ended a DoJ effort to crack down on predatory lenders
  396. Moved to undermine emissions standard rules for cars and light trucks, as well as heavy duty trucks
  397. Disbanded the federal advisory panel for National Climate Assessment
  398. Halted research on the public health impact of mountaintop removal coal mining
  399. Tapped out the Secret Service’s annual budget within 7 months

NOTE: I will try to update the Omnibus regularly, hopefully for the 4 year duration of the Trump Administration. It only covers things that are done when Trump, or someone in his administration, is wearing the “President hat”, so to speak, so anything they’ve done before entering office is not included, nor are horrible things they’ve done on their own time. Ideally the list would mainly concern formal actions and their consequences, however informal practices (like how the administration deals with the media) or particularly brash proposals are still included, as they still reflect on the administration and can have consequences.

I don’t expect to be able to keep on top of everything, so if there are any other items you feel should be listed, just tell me and I’ll add it.

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12 thoughts on “The “Everything Terrible The Trump Administration Has Done So Far” Omnibus

  1. I am so glad you are doing this. I wanted to do something similar but life circumstances just didn’t give me time/energy. THANK YOU

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  2. suggestion: add dates and place in chronological order as we need to analyze 45’s attack plan, really bannon’s

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    1. That’d probably a good idea. I’ll go through and add dates later, using the date reported as the rule of thumb. I was also thinking that at some point I’d also try to categorize things by issue, and put everything into an excel file for easy use.

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