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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:43 PM Jul 2020

Catalog of 45*'s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, & Crimes

More: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-complete-listing-so-far-atrocities-1-796

Early in President Trump’s term, McSweeney’s editors began to catalog the head-spinning number of misdeeds coming from his administration. We called this list a collection of Trump’s cruelties, collusions, and crimes, and it felt urgent then to track them, to ensure these horrors — happening almost daily — would not be forgotten. This election year, amid a harrowing global health, civil rights, humanitarian, and economic crisis, we know it’s never been more critical to note these horrors, to remember them, and to do all in our power to reverse them. This list will be updated between now and the November 2020 Presidential election.

Various writers have compiled this list during the course of the Trump administration. Their work has been guided by invaluable journalistic resources, including WTFJHT, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other sources, to whom we are grateful.

February 10, 2011 – In 2011, Donald Trump stoked false claims that Barack Obama had lied about his education. During a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump said, “Our current president came out of nowhere. Came out of nowhere. In fact, I’ll go a step further: The people that went to school with him, they never saw him, they don’t know who he is. It’s crazy.” This is false. Numerous accounts from Obama’s college classmates refute Trump’s claim, including Obama’s Columbia roommate, Phil Doerner.

March 30, 2011 – Donald Trump was a vocal proponent of the “birther” myth, claiming Barack Obama was not born in the United States. In 2011, Trump told Bill O’Reilly, “If you are going to be president of the United States you have to be born in this country. And there is a doubt as to whether or not he was… He doesn’t have a birth certificate. He may have one, but there’s something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim. I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that. Or he may not have one. But I will tell you this. If he wasn’t born in this country, it’s one of the great scams of all time.” In response to the “birther” conspiracy theory, the State of Hawaii released Barack Obama’s short- and long-form birth certificate.
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Catalog of 45*'s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, & Crimes (Original Post) Jamaal510 Jul 2020 OP
Bookmarking, thank you for this. I was so frustrated just yesterday, trying to explain chia Jul 2020 #1
KNR and bokmarking for same reason as first response. niyad Jul 2020 #2
Bookmarking also. lpbk2713 Jul 2020 #3
Thanks and bookmarked yonder Jul 2020 #4
K&R smirkymonkey Jul 2020 #5
I could only read so much without feeling physically ill. smirkymonkey Jul 2020 #6
Excellent work. brer cat Jul 2020 #7
Kick Jamaal510 Jul 2020 #8


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1. Bookmarking, thank you for this. I was so frustrated just yesterday, trying to explain
Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:49 PM
Jul 2020

to someone that the totality of what Trump has done is so deep and so wide it was overwhelming to describe. This will help so much.



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6. I could only read so much without feeling physically ill.
Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:55 AM
Jul 2020

There are no words in the English language to appropriately describe the level of hatred and disgust I have for this man. And I cannot say what I wish his fate to be.

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