Monday, January 23, 2017

The Sad List: The Worst of the Donald J. Trump Administration

The Sad List is a journal that documents the major failures, shortcomings, bad decisions, obnoxious actions, and overall stupidity of President Donald Trump and his administration (updated 1/31/17).

January 30, 2017
Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates, who he asked to stay on until his preferred nominee could get confirmed, for "betraying" the Justice Dept. Yates said she would not enforce Trump's probably illegal ban on refugees and legal travelers entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.
January 30, 2017
Donald Trump issues an Executive Order requiring that for every new Federal legislation implemented, two regulations must be rescinded, thereby actualizing one of the theoretical tenants of small-government Conservatism that have no demonstrated practical benefit to the country.
January 27, 2017
Donald Trump issues an Executive Order banning certain refugees and immigrants from certain countries from entering the United States (an order that results in several legal immigrants being detained by government agencies), sparking widespread outrage and protest across the country.
January 26, 2017
Donald Trump issues an Executive Order invalidating U.S. participation in the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement which ensured European citizens' data moved from Europe to the US would be protected to European Union standards, thereby making it that much harder for U.S. companies to to business in foreign countries.
January 26, 2017
Donald Trump issues an Executive Order for the Federal government to launch an investigation into widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, even though numerous sources have confirmed that no such fraud exists.
January 26, 2017
Mexican President Peña Nieto cancels a planned visit to Washington D.C. in response to Donald Trump's moving forward with plans to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
January 24, 2017
Donald Trump freezes the administration of grants and proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency, the government department charged with ensuring the nation and its people don't get poisoned to death by commercial negligence and industrial waste. He also puts a gag order on the department, forbidding it from communicating with the outside world.
January 23, 2017
Donald Trump lies to Congressional leaders that he would have won the popular vote if not for massive voter fraud.
January 23, 2017
Donald Trump signs executive order freezing the hiring of Federal employees. His Press Secretary lies about there having been a massive expansion in the Federal workforce under recent previous administrations, when in fact Federal employment was highest under Ronald Reagan.
January 23, 2017
Donald Trump gets sued by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington for violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. constitution.
January 22, 2017
Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer lies to reporters about the size of the inauguration audience. 
January 21, 2017
Millions of people all over the world participate in a day of Women's Marches, reaffirming the rights of women and opposition to Donald Trump’s election. The number of protesters in Chicago outnumber the people who attended Trump’s inauguration the day before.
January 20, 2017
Donald J. Trump's inauguration in Washington D.C. is clearly and significantly smaller than that of his predecessor, Barack H. Obama. Trump's inauguration is marked by protests and acts of violence.

Source: ABC News

November 8, 2016
Donald J. Trump is elected President of the United States of America despite the fact his main opponent, Hillary R. Clinton, won over 2.5 million more votes.

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